Carol gets suspicious about why Rick and crew visited the Kingdom, but Morgan won't tell her.....at first.
Richard from the Kingdom sets a plan in motion to sacrifice himself to start a war between the Kingdom and the Saviors.
However it backfires and the jerk that is always with the Saviors picking fights with Richard shoots the kid that Morgan had been training.
The kid bleeds out and dies.
They find the missing piece of the tribute and Morgan learns of what Richard had planned. Morgan is not pleased.
ezekiel's crew goes to give them the missing piece. The Savior squad leader is far from pleased that the kid is dead and orders the jerk that shot him to start walking back to base on his own and to keep his mouth shut or he will kill him.
Morgan's rage overcomes him and he kills Richard with his bare hands in front of them all and he tells them what Richard had planned. Ezekiel is NOT pleased at all, and even the Savior squad leader seems to be a bit shocked at the information.
Morgan assures the Saviors that they understand what they need to do regarding the tributes.
Morgan also gets his stick back and now it seems that Morgan's sanity may be crumbling a bit. Morgan is now back into KILL mode and he isn't happy but he plans to fight the Saviors.
He then goes and tells Carol the full truth about what happened with the Saviors and Alexandria and how Negan has killed Abraham, Glenn, Spencer, and more and how Rick is trying to unite the towns for war.
Carol packs up her gear and heads to Ezekiel who now seems far more inclined to fight the Saviors.
Carol is now shifting back into Rambo mode, Morgan is slowly going off the rails of the crazy train again, and Ezekiel now seems to understand that it is time for war.
Episode ends with Morgan apparently working on carving either a new staff or else sharpening one end of it to serve as a stake.
There were a couple of things I didn't understand.
1) Why didn't Ezekiel order anyone to help Richard? Ezekiel let a relative new comer to the Kingdom kill one of his most trusted aides, when he could have stopped it by ordering 2 or 3 of his men to pull him off Richard.
2) I don't understand the Savior leader's handling of the long haired jerk who shot Benjamin. I would think in the Savior hierarchy, the leader would either back his play (to send the "we don't mess around" message), or punish him publicly (sending the same message, but pretending there's a "good cop" involved). To threaten him in front of the Kingdom, again, and make him walk home, with no talk of a more substantial punishment sends the message that there's dissention. It goes against the "We are Negan", doesn't it?