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.
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.
Rick Grimes: Carl... I'm sorry. I'm sorry I couldn't protect you. A father's job is to protect his son.
Carl Grimes: Love. It's just to love.
(Carl reaches for his gun)
Rick Grimes: No. No.
Michonne: Carl... It... It... It... It should be...
Carl Grimes: I know. I know. Somebody you love. When you can't do it yourself. But I still can. I grew up. I have to do this. Me. I love you.
Michonne: I love you, too.
Carl Grimes: I love you, Dad.
Rick Grimes: I love you, Carl. I love you so much. I'll make it real. I will. I will.
Rick Grimes: I can't be who I was. It's different now.
Carl Grimes: You can't kill all of 'em, Dad. There's gotta be something after. For you... and for them. There's gotta be something after. I know... you can't see it yet... how it could be. But I have... You have a beard. It's... It's bigger... and grayer... Michonne's happy... Judith is older, and she's listening to the songs that I used to before... Alexandria's bigger. There's... There's new houses... crops... and people working. Everybody living... helping everybody else live. If you can still be who you were... that's how it could be. It could.
Rick Grimes: Carl. It was all for you. Right from the start. Back in Atlanta, the farm... Everything I did, it was for you. Then, at the prison, it was for you and Judith. It still is. It's gonna be. And nothing... Nothing is gonna change that.
Carl Grimes: I want this for you, Dad.
Rick Grimes: I'm gonna make it real, Carl. I promise. I'm gonna make it real.
Carl Grimes: Back at the prison... when we got attacked... there was a kid, a little older than me. He had a gun. He was... He was starting to put it down, and I-I s... I shot him. He was... He was giving it up, and I... I just... I shot him. I think about him. What I did to him and how... How easy it was to just... kill him.
Rick Grimes: Carl, no. No. What happened... what you'd lost... All those things you had to... All those thing you had to do... You... You... You... You were just... You were just a boy.
Carl Grimes: And you saw it. What it did. How... How easy it got. That's why you changed... why you brought those people from Woodbury in... You brought them in, and we all lived together. We were enemies. You put away your gun. You did it so I could change, so I could be who I am now. What you did then... How you... How you stopped fighting... it was right. It still is. It can be like that again. You can still be like that again.
Carl Grimes: You're gonna live, dad. Why are we doing this? Why are we fighting them? So it isn't like how they want it, with everyone working for them, everyone living for them? We're fighting so it's all of us working together for something more than just killing other people.
Rick Grimes: Well, you think we're gonna be out there, picking strawberries with Negan?
Carl Grimes: If that's what it takes. It's more than just hope. What, are we just gonna kill all of them? Finding some way forward, that's harder. That's something more. Dad, that's how it's got to be.
Rick Grimes: You took Negan's deal. I'm here to offer a better one. My people will win. Your choice is to forget Negan, switch sides again. And be a part of the next world that Alexandria, the Hilltop, and the Kingdom will build together. Or... we destroy you. Threats and dreams. Dreams and threats. Now, my people know I'm here. And what they do next depends on what you do right now. Yes or no? What's it gonna be?
Jadis: No. (Lets him get taken away) Talks too much.
(Letters / Narrative)
Rick Grimes: The plan is working. We're doing this. We're winning. We had a hard fight. We lost people, brave people who gave their lives to make sure we won. By the time it was over, there weren't any Saviors left standing.
Maggie Rhee: We beat 'em, but things got complicated. Jesus took prisoners, brought 'em back home. We're holding 'em outside our gates for now, till we decide what to do. Until I decide.
Carol Peletier: We took the outpost bit by bit. We thought we'd won. We were gathered up in the open when they ambushed us. It was over in seconds. Ezekiel, Jerry, and me, we're the only ones who made it back.
Rick Grimes: All of it, it's scarier than I thought it'd be, but we're doing it. We have to. Sasha was first, and now the's been more. The sacrifices are real. We need to make it right for them. The rest of the plan's still a go. We're moving on to the next step. I'm headed there now. The Sanctuary's still surrounded. They're trapped, cut off from their supplies. Every hour that goes by, we're makin' 'em weaker. The lookouts are all around the compound. They open a door, we fire. But if they open a door, seems like they'd have bigger problems. We meet at Sanctuary in two days to end this, to win it all. It's not like we haven't fought before. We fought every step of the way to this place, to this moment. The path has led us here, to who we are, to each other, to now. And we're so close. This can be our last fight.