The Walking Dead Season 10, Episode 19 recap: One More

Seth Gilliam as Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 19 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC
Seth Gilliam as Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 19 - Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

It’s Father Gabriel’s turn to narrate the opening of The Walking Dead Episode 19 “One More”. Afterward, we follow Father Gabriel and Aaron as they slaughter walkers following a map through beautiful floral imagery and the tragic remains of several skeletons.

When their journey seems to leave them empty-handed Father Gabriel would suggest, “One more” to which Aaron reluctantly agrees. After some time Aaron is tired and wants to go back claiming Maggie’s map isn’t helping.

After Father Gabriel is nearly killed by a mud-covered walker and the map now useless they find shelter from the rain in a warehouse. The warehouse appears empty except for a wild boar that Aaron kills in self-defense leading to a brief moment of laughter from Father Gabriel.

They decide to eat the boar, drink, and play cards that night.

The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 19 – Finding and losing yourself

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Seth Gilliam as Gabriel, Ross Marquand as Aaron – The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 19 – Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

Tired and drunk the two share serious conversations. Father Gabriel shares his memories of learning an important life lesson.

What is surprising is his admission that he doesn’t want to preach anymore. This equally surprises Aaron who wants to continue his passion for helping people, reflecting on the days when he would bring people to Alexandria.

Father Gabriel has conflicting views about this believing in the morbid fact that evil people are the rule instead of the exception to the rule. Later Aaron awakes needing to excuse himself and Father Gabriel returns to his slumber.

When he awakes in the morning he realizes Aaron has not returned. Searching for him he comes face to face with a stranger who appears to be far from friendly.

The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 19 – Mays

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Robert Patrick as Mays- The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 19 – Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

The stranger, armed with an AK-47, sits with Father Gabriel at the very table he and Aaron played cards on and eats some of the boar remains. He’s suspicious of Father Gabriel and turns out he had been spying on him and Aaron.

He informs him that he has Aaron and proves it by tossing Aaron’s weaponized arm. He brings Aaron out, tied to a chair to sit across from Father Gabriel.

He orders them to play a game of Russian roulette. Aaron and Father Gabriel will either choose to shoot each other or themselves not knowing what chamber the bullet is in.

Throughout the game, Father Gabriel tries exceedingly hard to convince the man that he and Aaron are good people. However, he refuses to listen.

He shares his own personal story of how he and his family were surviving together until he caught his brother taking food. His brother attempted to attack him and he, in a rather ominous response, took care of it.

Father Gabriel and Aaron refuse to shoot each other taking turns pointing the gun at their heads as the stranger gets exceedingly more furious as to why they are not trying to save themselves. Again Father Gabriel pleads with him, explains how he can return to their home where he can be with people like himself.

Finally, the stranger comes around and in the process of letting Aaron go introduces himself as Mays, before Father Gabriel kills him with Aaron’s weaponized arm. Aaron, in shock and disgust, asks why Father Gabriel killed him.

Father Gabriel explains that there was no way Mays could have went with them to Alexandria for killing his brother. They are both confused as to how Mays watched them the night before and found that he was living in the ceiling above them.

Adding to the twists in this episode they find several skeletons and a ragged man chained up. Barely speaking and shaken he tries to communicate that he was forced to play the game which leads the audience to believe he had to play Russian roulette and killed his family.

Father Gabriel frees him offering help. However, seeing the pile of remains the man kills himself instead.

As Father Gabriel and Aaron leave the camera pans to several pictures revealing that Mays and his brother were twins.

The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 19 – What happens next?

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Seth Gilliam as Gabriel- The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 19 – Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC /

After everything the two had faced, one would assume they would head home. After spotting a water tower in the distance Aaron suggests that they continue forward and Father Gabriel agrees.

However, this does leave audiences wondering what is going through both of their minds. Does Aaron still want to find and save people to bring home to Alexandria?

Will Father Gabriel try to preach again? But most of all what still lies ahead?

More walkers, more bad people, or finally some good people?

Final Thoughts – The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 19  tells a tragic and gruesome story

The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 19 was full of tragic and gruesome imagery with key visual storytelling elements. Whenever there was silent moment audiences knew what story was being told.

Whether it be the family of three skeletons in the destroyed home huddled together or the two skeletons on the rooftop in a warm embrace, these images really conveyed heartbreaking stories. Let’s not also forget the occasional imagery of flowers blooming from skeletons that we have seen on The Walking Dead in previous seasons.

Mays’s dark and twisted character was something to behold for the fact that he unknowingly was going to determine what becomes of Father Gabriel and Aaron. Is this experience they had with him going to make Aaron change his mind about finding and saving people?

Is this experience further proof in what Father Gabriel believes about evil people? Truthfully the two have faced their fair share of evil on multiple occasions but this time it seemed almost more personal than previously.

Not surprisingly both men remained loyal to each other during Russian roulette and will remain so even in the upcoming challenges they may face. That may be the key takeaway from this episode.

Alexandria had become their home and because of that they continually became better people. So much so that they could never be anyone less than themselves even in the direst of situations.

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The Walking Dead Episode 20 will air on March 21, 2021.