Rick and the group continue to have trouble assimilating into Alexandria. Multiple threats lead the community to adopt a mindset of hardness, while Rick's group must take a step back from the violence they've come to embrace.
When it appears that things are starting to normalize in the settlement, a new problem arises for the Alexandrians.
The groups tries to keep the half of the herd that broke off from reaching Alexandria. As Rick splits off, Michonne and Glenn try to get the others back to Alexandria, but are hounded by walkers and faced with the possibility that some won't make it.
Morgan recounts how he was transformed from an unstable murderer to a man of peace.
Following a number of setbacks, the mood in Alexandria grows grim for the sheltered citizens.
Daryl, Abraham, and Sasha encounter many obstacles and a new threat while trying to return to Alexandria.
Alexandria is finally able to begin pulling itself back together; peace is embraced between the two groups.
After a few moments of peace, trouble finds its way to Alexandria again with a threat that may be too big to defeat.
While trying to escape Alexandria, Rick and his group meet trouble when sudden noise draws walkers towards them with what could be fatal consequences.
Rick and Daryl go out on a supply run that gets compromised by a troublesome stranger they encounter.
Back at Alexandria, Michonne follows Spencer into the woods where Carl and Enid happen upon what he's been looking for.
The group is exposed to a more hopeful perspective of the world when Jesus takes them to his settlement so that they can begin trading for what they need. However, shortly after arriving, they learn that much of what the Hilltop Colony has already belongs to another, dangerous group.
Despite a dissenting opinion from Morgan, Rick gets the others to move in on the Saviors. They then drum up a plan to get in their compound and eliminate them before they can strike them first.
With no hope of safety in Alexandria, Rick and his band of survivors soon discover a larger world with new dangers and new opportunities.
As Alexandria moves forward, some look back with regret, others with new resolve. This is put to the test when Denise has Daryl and Rosita take her on a supply run for medicine and Abraham accompanies Eugene who has a new mission in mind.
Upset over Dwight having killed Denise, Daryl goes out to hug him with Glenn, Michonne, and Rosita chasing after to stop him.
Meanwhile, Rick and Morgan leave Alexandria as well to try to find Carol.
Morgan finds Carol and tries to talk her into returning to Alexandria. Meanwhile, Rick and several others leave to take Maggie to the Hilltop Colony to see a doctor. However, they find the Saviors cutting off each and every possible route they try to take in an effort to direct them to finally meet their leader.