I gave this episode a 72.
* Two months have gone by since the victory over the Zombie Horde. Michonne is still living with Carl, Judith and Rick.
* Rick and Daryl go out on a supply run; finding a small truck hidden in a Sorghum depot; a mobile cache; loaded with supplies.
* Driving back to Alexandria they stop at a gas station to raid a vending machine and encounter a bearded leather clad character named Jesus who is quite a fighter without weapons; lifts Rick's car keys and steals the truck from them using a firecracker diversion.
* Michonne follows Spencer Monroe out on his wooded walk and is curious about a shovel strapped to his back. She doesn't know it, but he's looking for the zombified remains of his mother Deanna to put to rest. She tells him that his mother taught her that she is looking for something in her life that she needs to find. It's pretty clear by the end of this episode that what she's looking for is a colony and a family to belong to and a life partner; an equal (more on this later).
* Maggie talks to Enid and expresses concern for her in a motherly sort of way. She feels Enid must care for her since she helped her and Glen during the Horde attack, so she reached out to her and wants to spend time with her.
* Carl goes out with Enid into the woods to chill in a place where they can read comic books and relax. Enid is kind of skittish and wants to go back to the compound, however Carl doesn't want to. They spot Michonne and Spencer following each other in the woods.
* Jesus is apparently with another settlement since he's clean shaven. They manage to tie him up and take the truck back.
* Carl is approached by Deanna's zombie and Enid wants him to kill it, however Carl refuses and Enid runs back to the compound. Carl leads Zombie Deanna to where Spencer and Michonne are to deal with her and then runs back to the compound.
* Michonne realizes that Spencer has been going out all this time to give his mother peace. She tells him that his family lives on within the compound who are his family now.
* Jesus surprises Rick and Daryl in a field by following them back on the roof of the truck. The field has a river running along one side, and is centered by a circle of vehicles with zombies tied to them. Rick and Daryl shake him off of there, and the zombies get loose as Daryl ejects himself from the truck to pursue Jesus. Rick gets out of the truck to get rid of the walkers while Daryl runs his pursuit.
* Jesus manages to use Daryl's gun out of the truck and shoots a walker attacking Darrell while simultaneously reversing the gears of the truck sending it into the river's depths ruining their supply run spoils. Jesus gets his head hit by the driver door of the truck and gets knocked out.
* Back at the settlement at night Michonne talks to Carl about what he done with Deanna. She says he should have killed her and Carl reminds her that she would have done the same thing. She agrees.
* Rick and Daryl return with a bound and gagged unconscious Jesus who Rick leaves a note for and he collapses on the couch with Michonne.
* He gives her breath-mints and they both agree not to exchange their days. This leads to something that has been building for three seasons; a romantic encounter between Michonne and Rick (See: Thoughts and The Good.)
* The lovers awake startled by Jesus who has managed to get free and wants to tell Rick something.
* The relationship between Rick and Michonne has been building in my eyes ever since Season 3 Episode 12, "Clear" where Michonne goes out with Carl to find a crib for Judith. Season 4 Episode 2 she cries whilst holding Judith. Over the years Gimple has been slowly bringing these characters together and the time is right for this union. Michonne has been mothering Carl for a while. The two most physically capable type A characters in a relationship makes a lot of sense.
As an example, I have never seen Carol and Rick as a couple. The trust issue and redemption story-line aside, she just doesn't have his leadership skills; fighting skills and decision making skills. However, Michonne does. Now if you go back to the first episode Rick meets Michonne at the prison gates (S3E7) and lay that one now on top of this episode, what jumps out is a huge amount of emotional growth converging in both of their characters since then.
* Rick (post horde attack) values people which is probably why he wasn't that upset when he only had Jesus to bring back rather than the supplies. I think in his eyes Jesus could potentially be very valuable as a fighter for his compound. A great fighter is worth a truck full of supplies if the real enemy is other humans right? He's more willing to trust Jesus than Daryl is (who might be reluctant to allow new folks in the fold after the recent encounters with Negan's scouts.)
* I think Michonne wants to build a colony and a family and needs both to have a purpose to make life worth living. I think that's what has been missing from her soul. (I keep remembering how hollow she became that she felt comfortable walking amongst the dead as the Walking dead because she had reached a low in her psyche.)
* Alexandria, Rick and his family complete her search for what she feels has been missing. She talked about laying down roots when she was with Rick and Tyreese whilst at Noah's plundered family compound at the end of Season 5.
* Rick may have been torn up by the death of Jessie and her family, however it's been two months and Jessie was someone who was just starting to realize what she had to do survive and was working on it. Michonne has had those skills for years and has been there for Rick and his family for a while.
* I thought Rick and Michonne's attraction is very natural to the story-lines that have been building for years and that time was right; nothing really was going on so why not? It should be interesting to see how this new emotional bond will have an effect on the characters; their dynamics and the story.
* I love how chaotically good Jesus is in his manner. He obviously is not entirely trust-able, however he certainly could have killed both Rick and Daryl several times with his skills so I think he may have been pretending to be knocked out to see where Rick's camp is and how many folks it has. My gut feeling is he's a good guy and might be a very valuable soldier to the group and he probably knows the area better than them.
Given how clean-shaven he is, he must be from some place near by that has some security or at least a compound. I don't think he is with Negan's group because he has not mentioned anything and he isn't armed and most of Negan's men were.
* It would have been good to have more about the other characters (as far what they were all doing.)
* Who is Jesus? Friend or Foe?
* Will Rick and Michonne's new level of intimacy last?
* Why is Enid so skittish now?
* There was some graffiti on a tractor in the field that said 'we will we back for...' Could anyone read the rest of that?