The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2, Episode 7 recap

Annet Mahendru as Huck - The Walking Dead: World Beyond _ Season 2, Episode 7 - Photo Credit: Steve Swisher/AMC
Annet Mahendru as Huck - The Walking Dead: World Beyond _ Season 2, Episode 7 - Photo Credit: Steve Swisher/AMC /

Where do we begin with The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2, Episode 7: “Blood and Lies”? So much happens in this episode that it’s hard to keep up, with one twist and unexpected turn after the next!

Aside from Jennifer’s constant job of keeping her facade, Jadis reveals what is perhaps the CRM’s endgame that can change everything. Let’s begin the recap!

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2, Episode 7 recap: Experimentation

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Natalie Gold as Lyla, Annet Mahendru as Huck, Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis – The Walking Dead: World Beyond _ Season 2, Episode 7 – Photo Credit: Steve Swisher/AMC /

The episode begins with Lyla obtaining a new test subject, pleading for his life to be spared. She begins a timer the moment he dies from the solution used in the vial.

As that is going on, Dr. Bennett, Hope, and Iris are trying to figure out what the chemical in the vial is. As Lyla’s test subject dies, she is called in for questioning and soon after warns Dr. Bennett that they are coming for him next.

Meanwhile, Hope hides the vial in a stereo in the bunker when Mason finds her. To cover her tracks, she lies and asks if they could hang out later.

The vial doesn’t remain hidden for long, as while Dr. Bennett is brought in for questioning with Felix, Percy leaves to find Jennifer, and Iris returns home to find Hope with Lyla. Lyla promises to answer their questions and leads them to her lab, where several empties have been restrained.

Lyla, via video recording, shows them an empty trying to chase a rat and explains how the rat will get exhausted but the empty will not. The attack on Omaha was for her to obtain more people to experiment on because she needs to study the subject as they die.

Hope and Iris are disgusted with her taking part in this kind of work, but Lyla was not going to be able to stop the attack anyway. Lyla needs the vial, as she told the CRM that she misplaced it.

The vial will save them and their father. Hope caves and tells her where to find it, which angers Iris.

The two wait in Lyla’s lab to avoid suspicion; however, armed soldiers arrive to search the lab for co-conspirators. Hope and Iris are almost caught when the soldiers receive a call to turn back.

In the midst of this chaos, Silas is questioned by Jadis, but he sticks to his story of getting lost and being too afraid to ask for help. Dennis arrives and covers for him, obviously having some ill will towards Jadis.

She does wonder aloud if Silas is future soldier material. When the two return, Silas asks why Dennis didn’t turn him in.

Dennis confesses he was afraid of what they’d do to him and knew he had potential.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2, Episode 7 recap: The Trial

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Robert Palmer Watkins as Lt. Newton, Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis – The Walking Dead: World Beyond _ Season 2, Episode 7 – Photo Credit: Steve Swisher/AMC /

Dr. Bennett is questioned by both Jadis and Jennifer about the missing vial. Jennifer and Dr. Bennett do their best to play the part to prove his innocence, but Jadis isn’t buying any of it.

She asks Jennifer in confidence what she thinks. Jennifer believes he and Lyla are lying because of his slip when he said he “loved” Lyla as opposed to her still “loves” her. All of this changes when Lyla finally arrives with the vial she misplaced.

She then confesses that Dr. Bennett, Hope, and Iris were the ones who got into her lab and stole it. Her story, however, is for Dr. Bennett and his family’s survival, as she admits out loud what they’ve been up to.

She explains as bravely as she can to Jadis why she and Dr. Bennett need to stay alive. Jadis seems convinced only after she hears Lyla mention that she was able to delay the process of someone turning for up to eight hours.

Jadis and Jennifer follow Lyla to her lab, where, unfortunately, her test subject from earlier turned before eight hours. Even though this is still a breakthrough, Jadis orders Jennifer to free the empty who kills Lyla after she is locked inside.

Jadis’s reasoning is that she believes they only need Dr. Bennett.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2, Episode 7 recap: The Plot Thickens

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Annet Mahendru as Huck – The Walking Dead: World Beyond _ Season 2, Episode 7 – Photo Credit: Steve Swisher/AMC /

Distraught from a long day of horrible events, Jennifer returns to her home, where Percy is waiting. Jennifer knows he plans to kill her and accepts her fate.

However, she reveals to him something very important. Percy lets her go and informs Dr. Bennett, Hope, Iris, and Felix what Jennifer told him.

At the same time, Jennifer goes to her husband Dennis and tells him that the CR plans to be the only civilization standing. They are going to use the chemical on the thousands of citizens in Portland and cover it up with the empties again.

The problem is this attack will be happening soon, which means they can’t get there on foot nor send a warning in time. This leads the group to decide that they will have to get the doctors out and destroy the CRM.

That evening, Iris and Percy discuss why he actually decided not to kill Jennifer, and it’s implied that their relationship moves towards a more intimate level. Hope meets with Mason, pretending to be interested in the conversation when he reveals his father is in the military.

This gives Hope an idea. And finally, as Silas finishes his shift, he sees Jennifer kiss Dennis, unsure how to react upon seeing her again.

Will anyone survive The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2?

If the plan is to destroy the CRM while somehow sparing the scientists, then we all know our heroes will probably not survive. While rescuing Hope from the get-go can be seen as a suicide mission, the plan has absolutely become a suicide mission now.

If Jadis was unlikeable on The Walking Dead, then there is truly no hope for her now. This is sad considering she was just becoming someone trustworthy before she realized she couldn’t be with Father Gabriel anymore and would rather serve the CRM.

True, if it weren’t for her Rick would have died, but has Rick become someone cold-hearted as she is? Is he working for the CRM against his will?

Aside from that, Mason’s father may be the group’s only hope to get a message to Portland in time. However, this means Mason has to believe and help Hope and her family.

A lot of people who work and live at the CRM believe in the cause and aren’t so easily convinced otherwise…This can be said about the scientists working with Dr. Bennett.

While it’s not a huge focus of the episode, I was very pleased to see Jennifer finally confide in Dennis about what has been going on. True, she probably left out her part in getting Hope there, but she’s finally breaking the walls she built around herself.

She questioned previously if she still loved him. I’m convinced she does, as she probably didn’t want him to know everything that was going on in fear of losing him forever.

However, Silas will need some convincing that he can trust her. And I’m not sold on Percy forgiving Jennifer either for his uncle’s death.

If our heroes want to succeed in their mission, they will have to put everyone else before themselves, and to me, that means a lot of them will not survive to the very end. The question is: who will survive and who won’t?

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What did you think about The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2, Episode 7?

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Episode 8 airs November 21, 2021.