Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) teaches Maggie (Lauren Cohan) a new survival tactic as war with The Reapers looms on The Walking Dead. In Season 11 Episode 7, “Promises Broken,” Maggie’s Meridian-bound group of Elijah (Okea Eme-Akwari) and Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) continue their mission with a strategy learned from the Whisperers, and Daryl (Norman Reedus) hunts with Leah (Lynn Collins). At a new civilization, Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) interviews for an upper-class job while Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and his crew — Stephanie (Chelle Ramos), Princess (Paola Lazaro), and Ezekiel (Khary Payton) — clear walkers to pay their fines for violating the Commonwealth criminal code.
Maggie, Negan, Elijah, and Father Gabriel hurry through the woods. They pause for a breather about three miles out. Negan wants to head home, going off Daryl’s secret tip. “How’re you gonna keep going, Maggie? With what army?”
Gabriel stands with Maggie. There’s no going back. Alexandria is about to starve. “If you’re more interested in saving yourself, than protecting the people back home,” Maggie says, “you can go. We don’t need you.”