Birds are usually majestic, beautiful creatures.
From the synopsis for the second half of Season 7, we knew someone or multiple people would betray Rick Grimes. AMC warned us, “We’ll see treachery from people we trust.”
This week, it happened.
While talking with Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green), who we learn has been taken captive by the Saviors, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) says the aforementioned “little birdie” has told him that Rick is “up to no good.”
The identity of this “little birdie” has remained a mystery, until now ...
Right away, one possible candidate comes to mind: Gregory (Xander Berkeley), the leader at Hilltop. But here’s why it’s probably not him:
Yes, in “The Walking Dead” comics, Gregory does go to Negan and tell him about the plans to attack the Saviors. In this episode, however, we see him apparently setting out to go to the Saviors’ headquarters after the scene where Negan tells Sasha about the “little birdie.”
The birdie could be Gregory, but because of that timeline, another candidate is more likely.
Uh huh. The junkyard people stink, and it’s not just because they’re surrounded by garbage.
On Sunday, Rick and the group forcibly take guns from the Oceanside community after Tara (Alanna Masterson) spills the beans about its location. (Nice going, Tara.) The group plans on giving the guns to the junkyard people to get them to fight the Saviors. Now, it seems Rick may be gathering guns that’ll be used on his own group.
It makes sense. The group’s leader, Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh), straight up tells Rick that they like to take things. They don’t like to work for stuff. Negan may have cut them a sweet deal, and now they get guns from Rick on top of whatever Negan gave them, too.
Plus, that group is just weird. The apocalypse has been going on for years, sure, but all of a sudden you forget how to talk like normal people?
Who would put their faith in a group like that?
This isn’t a random guess, either. Online rumors say there are sightings of the junkyard people firing on Rick’s group during production. If that’s the case, it’s more evidence that they are the little birds.
And let’s not forget about this ...
What’s that in the background at the junkyard? It’s birds, people. And they’re far away, so they look little. Do you need more proof than that?
“The Walking Dead” airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
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