Michonne: We're gonna make you watch what happens.
Rick: And this isn't about who you killed. No, we've... We killed people. No, this is about what you did to us, what you did to so many people. How you made people live for you, how you put people under your boot.
Negan: I saved people!
Rick: Carl pictured something better. All of us working together for something bigger than all of us. And you'll have a job, too.
Michonne: Yeah. You get to be a part of it. You'll be an example of what this will be.
Rick: We're not gonna kill you. We're not gonna hurt you. You're gonna rot in a cell.
Michonne: For the rest of your life, day after day.
Rick: You're gonna be evidence that we're makin' a civilization, something like what we had, something we're gonna get back.
Michonne: And you get to watch it happen. And you get to see how wrong you were about what people can be, about what life can be.
Rick: You, alive, is gonna help show people that things have changed, that keepin' you breathing earns another way, a better way. That's the part you'll play.
Michonne: So after all this... maybe you're good for something.
Michonne (reading Carl's letter to Negan): Negan, this is Carl. I was helping someone. I got bit. We didn't even have to be doing what we were doing. I was just helping someone. And now... I'm gone. You might be gone. Maybe my Dad made your people give you up and he killed you, but I don't think so. I think you're still around and you're working on a way out. Maybe you got out. Maybe you think we're a lost cause and you just want to kill all of us. I think you think you have to be who you are. I just wonder if this is what you wanted. I wanted to ask you. I wish I could've. Maybe you'll... beat us. And if you do, there'll just be someone else to fight. The way out is working together. It's forgiveness. It's believing that it doesn't have to be a fight anymore. Because it doesn't. I hope my dad offers you peace. I hope you take it. I hope everything can change. It did for me. Start over. You still can. Carl.
Negan: All this... there is no getting out of it now. I wouldn't accept your surrender if you came to me on your knees. See, winning isn't about beating you. Winning is about killing every last one of you. That is starting over. I never wanted this. Rick made this happen. You tell him that. No more talk.
Negan (Dwight): You think you're some sort of a... hero? No. You are nothing. A nobody in way over your head. But when I said that you would come through for me when I needed it, oh, I meant that 110 %. See, I knew that I could count on you to deliver my plan to Rick, my brilliant, if I do say so myself, fake-ass plan. You used Gregory for that, right? I mean, I was thinking maybe you'd take some kind of field trip or something, but... no, you got yourself a little delivery boy. Good for you. To deliver all that intel to Rick and the piss patrol that's gonna lead them directly into the line of fire. They are not gonna know what hit 'em, all thanks to my new right-hand man. Now, see, I... I thought about killing you, and then... I thought maybe that'd be too dignified for a... backstabbing, double-crossing dirtbag such as yourself. No, Dwighty boy, I got plans for you.
Negan: You know, what's bad for Simon, it's good for you. And I know we've had our ups and downs, D, but I've always been able to count on you. So... congratulations. You are my new right-hand man. That is, if you accept the promotion.
Dwight: I do. And I'll help you finish this thing with Rick.
Negan: Don't sell yourself short, D. You already have.
Negan (to Jadis): My wife's name was Lucille. She got me through. I didn't give her sh*t, and she got me through. Just life. Regular life. The bat... The bat got me through this. So I named it after her. That's it. Nothing more to do with her than that. But it is the last little piece of her that I got left.
Negan (to Jadis): I told you, people are a resource. I don't throw resources like that away. I got a lot of confidence that most people can be put on the right path... My path. I wouldn't have killed all your people. No. That was the work of someone not following the program. But this? This is my mistake. I'll own this. I took a chance on someone, thought I was doing the right thing, and all I did was punch myself in the dick. I am sorry for this. I really am. I'm sorry that you lost all you had.
Negan: What the hell is your problem, Rick? Huh? I mean, I know you're working through some sh*t... The worst kind of sh*t, I know... But if you aren't the most stubborn know-it-all prick I've ever crossed d*cks with... Why didn't you just let me save you, Rick? I'm good at it. I saved everybody in the Sanctuary, the Outpost, Hilltop, Kingdom... I saved them all. Their kids... can grow up safe. They didn't lose one after we took over. All those people were doing just fine before Rick Grimes! You've not only failed your boy, you failed your people, Rick. Kind of makes me sick just thinking about it. All that wasted potential...
Negan (to Rick): I stop people from dying. I am the answer. Now, it may have taken a hard lesson for you to hear it, but you should hear it now. It's time. Do not let any more of your sh*t decisions cost you to lose anyone else you love. That garbage... that sticks with you. Forever. Just like Carl will. Hell, I'm feeling it. And I'm gonna be feeling it for a while. You could have just let me save all of you. I mean, that's why I killed your friends in the first place. So, you can sit there and you can say that you're gonna kill me, but you won't. You failed. You failed as a leader, and most of all, Rick, you failed as a father. Just give up. Give up, because you have already lost.
Rick Grimes: Carl went out to help someone. And he got bit.
Negan: God d*mn it. Sh*t. I, um... I am sorry. You know, I wanted him to be part of things. I had plans. He... That kid... That kid was the future.
Rick Grimes: The only future is one where you're dead.
Negan: What the hell are you doing, Rick? Why are you fighting? Why are you making this so hard? Carl is dead because of you. Because you couldn't leave sh*t well enough alone. I mean, hell, maybe he woulda died some other way. Any one of us can get our ticket punched at any second. But in this case... in this case... he is dead because of you. Because you weren't there to stop him from doing something stupid. You set this course, Rick. Who's next?
Rick Grimes: You are.
Negan: No. But someone is.
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