The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes and Michonne return while Daryl Dixon helps save the Commonwealth

The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes and Michonne return while Daryl Dixon helps save the Commonwealth in the explosive series finale

Daryl Dixon and his crew saved the citizens of the Commonwealth from being overrun and killed by walkers in Sunday’s night’s explosive series finale of The Walking Dead on AMC, which featured the return of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira).

The show opened with Daryl Dixon [Norman Reedus] running through the infirmary calling for anyone to help after Judith Grimes [Cailey Fleming] was bleeding after being shot by Commonwealth governor Pamela Milton [Laila Robins]. Troopers ran in and knocked Daryl to the ground. Judith somehow got up from the table where she was laying and was able to close the doors to the infirmary before walkers burst in. She then collapsed.

Outside the walkers had surrounded Daryl’s crew. Luke [Dan Fogler] screamed as he watched Jules [Alex Sgambati] get eaten alive by the dead.

Rick returns: Daryl Dixon and his crew saved the citizens of the Commonwealth from being overrun and killed by walkers in Sunday's night’s explosive series finale of The Walking Dead on AMC, which featured the return of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira)

Rick returns: Daryl Dixon and his crew saved the citizens of the Commonwealth from being overrun and killed by walkers in Sunday’s night’s explosive series finale of The Walking Dead on AMC, which featured the return of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira)

Michonne returns: Michonne (Danai Gurira) returns in the series finale of The Walking Dead

Michonne returns: Michonne (Danai Gurira) returns in the series finale of The Walking Dead

Luke: Outside the walkers had surrounded Daryl’s crew. Luke [Dan Fogler] screamed as he watched Jules [Alex Sgambati] get eaten alive by the dead

Daryl then awoke in the infirmary. Carol Peletier [Melissa McBride] was with him as the others amputated Luke’s legs after being bitten. Carol said all the medicine was gone and they were trying to figure out how to get into Pamela’s secured community.

‘So we just wait?’ Daryl said.

Luke died and Yumiko Okumura [ Eleanor Matsuura] and Magna [Nadia Hiker] cried holding him. Daryl hooked up an IV to himself to give Judith a blood transfusion.

Awoke: Daryl then awoke in the infirmary. Carol Peletier [Melissa McBride] was with him as the others amputated Luke's legs after being bitten

Awoke: Daryl then awoke in the infirmary. Carol Peletier [Melissa McBride] was with him as the others amputated Luke’s legs after being bitten

Wait: 'So we just wait?' Daryl said.

Wait: ‘So we just wait?’ Daryl said.

IV: Daryl hooked up an IV to himself to give Judith a blood transfusion

IV: Daryl hooked up an IV to himself to give Judith a blood transfusion

Meanwhile, commonwealth military commander Mercer [Michael James Shaw] was locked in a prison cell when Juanita ‘Princess’ Sanchez [Paola Lazaro],exploded the door and rescued him. The two kissed. Aaron [Ross Marquand] and Lydia [Cassady McClincy] were able to break away from the walkers and join the group.

Rosita Espinosa [Christian Serratos], Eugene Porter [Josh McDermitt] and Gabriel Stokes [Seth Gilliam] burst into a nursery to save Rosita’s baby Coco moments before a walker grabbed her.

Back at the infirmary, Judith woke up after Daryl’s infusion. Judith was worried she was going to die and never see her parents again. Carol ran in and said walkers had breached the perimeter, but Daryl said he wasn’t going to leave Judith. A horde of walkers then smashed the glass and entered the hospital.

Mercer: Meanwhile, commonwealth military commander Mercer [Michael James Shaw] was locked in a prison cell when Juanita 'Princess' Sanchez [Paola Lazaro],exploded the door and rescued him. The two kissed. Aaron [Ross Marquand] and Lydia [Cassady McClincy] were able to break away from the walkers and join the group

Mercer: Meanwhile, commonwealth military commander Mercer [Michael James Shaw] was locked in a prison cell when Juanita ‘Princess’ Sanchez [Paola Lazaro],exploded the door and rescued him. The two kissed. Aaron [Ross Marquand] and Lydia [Cassady McClincy] were able to break away from the walkers and join the group

Judith: Back at the infirmary, Judith woke up after Daryl's infusion. Judith was worried she was going to die and never see her parents again

Judith: Back at the infirmary, Judith woke up after Daryl’s infusion. Judith was worried she was going to die and never see her parents again

‘We’ve got to move!’ Daryl yelled.

Daryl pushed Judith on the stretcher and they all followed him down a hallway. Outside Eugene and Gabriel killed walkers that surrounded their car. They all managed to climb up a side of the building except for Rosita who fell back into the horde of walkers. She was able to fight them off, climbed on top of a car and then jumped to a pole to pull herself inside the building.

Mercer, Aaron, Maggie and the others helped bring Judith to a safe house and Yumiko’s brother, the doctor, helped save her life. Aaron tried to comfort Lydia.

Stretcher: Daryl pushed Judith on the stretcher and they all followed him down a hallway

Stretcher: Daryl pushed Judith on the stretcher and they all followed him down a hallway

‘I haven’t given up hope,’ Aaron said.

Maggie caught Negan [Jeffrey Dean Morgan] walking off with a rifle.

‘You were going after Pamela?’ Maggie said. ‘Why can’t you just leave it alone.’

Hope: 'I haven't given up hope,' Aaron said

Hope: ‘I haven’t given up hope,’ Aaron said

‘I am doing this for you,’ Negan said. ‘You have to come back so I’m going to do it.’

Negan told her he knew he probably owed her more than this.

‘I am so sorry for what I took from you and for what I took from your son,’ Negan said.

For you: 'I am doing this for you,' Negan said. 'You have to come back so I'm going to do it'

For you: ‘I am doing this for you,’ Negan said. ‘You have to come back so I’m going to do it’

Maggie took the rifle from him.

‘Coming?’ Maggie said.

Rosita held her daughter Coco in the safe room with the others. Eugene told Rosita that he was worried about her when she fell. He showed her a bite on her back. Eugene started to cry. Rosita said she didn’t want the others to know yet.

Coming: 'Coming?' Maggie said

Coming: ‘Coming?’ Maggie said

Rosita: Rosita held her daughter Coco in the safe room with the others

Rosita: Rosita held her daughter Coco in the safe room with the others

‘I’m still right here,’ Rosita said.

‘I just love you so much,’ Eugene said.

‘I love you,’ Rosita said.

Love: 'I just love you so much,' Eugene said

Love: ‘I just love you so much,’ Eugene said

Daryl and Carol were by Judith’s side when she woke up after surgery.

‘I’m fine like you promised,’ Judith said.

Outside shots rang out and Mercer saw that the troopers were shooting anyone who tried to climb the gate. He decided that he couldn’t stand by not doing anything.

Mercer: Outside shots rang out and Mercer saw that the troopers were shooting anyone who tried to climb the gate. He decided that he couldn't stand by not doing anything

Mercer: Outside shots rang out and Mercer saw that the troopers were shooting anyone who tried to climb the gate. He decided that he couldn’t stand by not doing anything

‘This isn’t your fight,’ Mercer said. ‘These aren’t your people.’

‘Yes, they are,’ Ezekiel [Khary Payton] said. ‘The people are worth it and I’m not going to let them fall without a fight.’

The people of the commonwealth begged for Pamela to open the gates. Mercer came through with his soldiers and told Pamela’s soldiers to lower their weapons.

Mercer: The people of the commonwealth begged for Pamela to open the gates. Mercer came through with his soldiers and told Pamela's soldiers to lower their weapons

Mercer: The people of the commonwealth begged for Pamela to open the gates. Mercer came through with his soldiers and told Pamela’s soldiers to lower their weapons

‘Arrest him,’ Pamela said to Colonel Vickers [Monique Grant].

Pamela accused Mercer of being a traitor.

‘No, you are governor,’ Mercer said. ‘You disappeared hundreds of citizens, led the dead to our doorstep. You shot a child. And now you’ve left thousands out there to die.’

Arrest: 'Arrest him,' Pamela said to Colonel Vickers [Monique Grant]

Arrest: ‘Arrest him,’ Pamela said to Colonel Vickers [Monique Grant]

Traitor: 'No, you are governor,' Mercer said. 'You disappeared hundreds of citizens, led the dead to our doorstep. You shot a child. And now you've left thousands out there to die'

Traitor: ‘No, you are governor,’ Mercer said. ‘You disappeared hundreds of citizens, led the dead to our doorstep. You shot a child. And now you’ve left thousands out there to die’

The herd of walkers closed in on the remaining citizens. Gabriel went to open the gates.

‘Shoot him,’ Pamela demanded.

‘We’ve got one enemy,’ Daryl said. ‘ We aren’t the walking dead.’

One Enemy: 'We've got one enemy,' Daryl said. ' We aren't the walking dead'

One Enemy: ‘We’ve got one enemy,’ Daryl said. ‘ We aren’t the walking dead’

Vickers said he was right. Mercer then said that Pamela was to be arrested for high crimes. Gabriel opened the gates. The people rushed in and they closed the gate before the dead could get them. Pamela then walked up to the dead and was about to let the dead eat her when Maggie shot it.

They then drew the dead to an area and blew them all up with explosives. The next morning Maggie sat down with Negan. She told him she didn’t think that she could forgive him.

‘Even though I know that you’re trying, I’m trying to,’ Maggie said. I don’t want to hate you anymore.’

Explosive: They then drew the dead to an area and blew them all up with explosives

Explosive: They then drew the dead to an area and blew them all up with explosives

Forgive: The next morning Maggie sat down with Negan. She told him she didn't think that she could forgive him

Forgive: The next morning Maggie sat down with Negan. She told him she didn’t think that she could forgive him

No hate: 'Even though I know that you're trying, I'm trying to,' Maggie said. I don't want to hate you anymore'

No hate: ‘Even though I know that you’re trying, I’m trying to,’ Maggie said. I don’t want to hate you anymore’

Maggie told Negan though that he had earned his place to stay.

The group sat down to a big feast at the table together and toasted with wine. Outside Negan walked away and Daryl nodded at him. Yumiko and Magna kissed. Rosita took it all in. Gabriel sat down beside her and asked her if everything was okay.

‘Everything is perfect,’ Rosita said. ‘I just want to remember this moment.’

Earned: Maggie told Negan though that he had earned his place to stay

Earned: Maggie told Negan though that he had earned his place to stay

Perfect: The group sat down to a big feast at the table together and toasted with wine. Outside Negan walked away and Daryl nodded at him. Yumiko and Magna kissed. Rosita took it all in. Gabriel sat down beside her and asked her if everything was okay

Perfect: The group sat down to a big feast at the table together and toasted with wine. Outside Negan walked away and Daryl nodded at him. Yumiko and Magna kissed. Rosita took it all in. Gabriel sat down beside her and asked her if everything was okay

Rosita whispered to him that she had been bitten. She cried and Gabriel held her hand. Carol and Maggie brought Rosita over to see her child and they hugged her. Gabriel prayed over her. Rosita kissed Coco. Gabriel then took the baby away.

Eugene sat next to her.

‘I wouldn’t be the man I am today if I hadn’t met you,’ Eugene said.

‘I’m glad it was you in the end,’ Rosita said.

Rosita: Rosita whispered to him that she had been bitten. She cried and Gabriel held her hand. Carol and Maggie brought Rosita over to see her child and they hugged her. Gabriel prayed over her. Rosita kissed Coco. Gabriel then took the baby away

Rosita: Rosita whispered to him that she had been bitten. She cried and Gabriel held her hand. Carol and Maggie brought Rosita over to see her child and they hugged her. Gabriel prayed over her. Rosita kissed Coco. Gabriel then took the baby away

Rosita closed her eyes. One year later, Eugene put roses on Rosita’s grave stone. Max held their baby that they named Rosie. They were living in a compound where Ezekiel was governor and Mercer was the Lt. Governor. The crowd cheered for them.

Connie rushed up and hugged Daryl. Lydia and Elijah gave Judith a surprise present of a compass from Negan. Maggie told Carol and Daryl that she wanted to find out more about what else was out there.

‘It’s a beautiful day to head out,’ Carol said to Daryl.

One year later: Rosita closed her eyes. One year later, Eugene put roses on Rosita's grave stone. Max held their baby that they named Rosie. They were living in a compound where Ezekiel was governor and Mercer was the Lt. Governor. The crowd cheered for them

One year later: Rosita closed her eyes. One year later, Eugene put roses on Rosita’s grave stone. Max held their baby that they named Rosie. They were living in a compound where Ezekiel was governor and Mercer was the Lt. Governor. The crowd cheered for them

Compas: Connie rushed up and hugged Daryl. Lydia and Elijah gave Judith a surprise present of a compass from Negan. Maggie told Carol and Daryl that she wanted to find out more about what else was out there

Compas: Connie rushed up and hugged Daryl. Lydia and Elijah gave Judith a surprise present of a compass from Negan. Maggie told Carol and Daryl that she wanted to find out more about what else was out there

‘I wish you were coming with me,’ Daryl said. ‘I’m proud of you.’

Judith stayed behind and said she would keep an eye out for Dog. Daryl told her he would be back.

‘I know,’ Judith said.

Coming with: 'I wish you were coming with me,' Daryl said. 'I'm proud of you'

Coming with: ‘I wish you were coming with me,’ Daryl said. ‘I’m proud of you’

‘I love you,’ Daryl told Carol.

‘I love you too,’ Carol said.

Daryl rode on his motorbike off into a forest.

Love: 'I love you,' Daryl told Carol

Love: ‘I love you,’ Daryl told Carol

Daryl rides: Daryl rode on his motorbike off into a forest

Daryl rides: Daryl rode on his motorbike off into a forest

The show then played a montage of all the people who they had lost and saved over the years.

‘We are the ones who live,’ Judith said.

In the final moment of the show, Judith’s parents’ father Rick Grimes [Andrew Lincoln] who had no shoes, was located by a helicopter who ordered him to surrender. Michonne [Danai Gurira] rode on horseback into an army of the dead.

Live: 'We are the ones who live,' Judith said

Live: ‘We are the ones who live,’ Judith said

Rick: In the final moment of the show, Judith's parents' father Rick Grimes [Andrew Lincoln] who had no shoes, was located by a helicopter who ordered him to surrender. Michonne [Danai Gurira] rode on horseback into an army of the dead

Rick: In the final moment of the show, Judith’s parents’ father Rick Grimes [Andrew Lincoln] who had no shoes, was located by a helicopter who ordered him to surrender. Michonne [Danai Gurira] rode on horseback into an army of the dead

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