Maggie, Sasha, and Bob must have started much farther away from the road than previously thought as Glenn and Tara make excellent time, arriving at the road near the "Hitchhikers may be escaping inmates" sign. Tara reveals that after her sister Lilly ended the Governor once and for all, she was overrun by Walkers and killed. She apologizes profusely for her and her group's actions, stating that she was deceived by Brian. She also inadvertently tells him of Hershel's death. With all of the chaos going on outside, Glenn, who was still recovering in A block at the time, didn't know Hershel was killed, let alone killed by the Governor.
Glenn's post-Prison plan is to find Maggie, nothing else matters. When Tara asks who Maggie is, Glenn answers in breathless desperation, "She's my wife." (Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun both killed it this episode.) Just as resolute as his wife (Aw!), Glenn believes Maggie is alive. On Hershel, Glenn declares, "He told me all I have to do is believe and that's what I'm going to do." He admits that he needs Tara's help.
This proves true as Glenn passes out after exhausting himself fighting a small herd of Walkers. Tara tries to revive him yet takes care of the remaining Walker before she can check him. As she bashes in the Walker's brains with the butt of Glenn's rifle, an armored truck rolls up. Throwing the rifle to the ground, Tara exclaims, "Hope you enjoyed the show, assholes!"
Out of the truck walk three people — a pudgy guy rocking a mullet, a pig-tailed young woman with guns holstered at her waist, and a mustachioed man with a machine gun. The man with the serious mustache replies, "You gotta damn mouth on you, you know that? What else you got?" Welcome, Abraham Ford, Rosita Espinosa, and Eugene Porter!
What does this mean?! I have no idea. I only read the early issues of the comics. Nevertheless, I have hope that at the very least, it'll mean some more must-see TV.
Walker of the week: The bus Walkers were all from the Prison, people who could have been among the characters we know and love (or love to hate.) We don't necessarily care a great deal for them, but we could have. That's what makes their loss greater than any other random Walkers.
Questions to consider:
What was Carol really doing in exile? Would she have tried to return to the Prison to make amends? Does it matter now?
Will Tyreese learn the truth from Carol?
With Daryl and Beth walking in the opposite direction of Tyreese, Carol, and the girls, will all members of the original group ever reconnect?
What is Terminus? Is this sanctuary safe?
Can Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene be trusted? Are they from Terminus?
Will Rick and Carl ever reunite with Judith?
Will Carol confess her actions to Tyreese? Does that even matter anymore?