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The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2, Episode 8 recap

The Walking Dead: World Beyond season 2 is almost over, and escaping the CRM’s grasp seems to be getting harder and harder. As we now reach episode 8, “Returning Point,” everyone is on the same page, which includes Silas trying to find a way to trust Jennifer, he and Dennis’s mission to reach The Perimeter, and, of course, the group actually escaping the CRM.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2, Episode 8 recap: Indira’s decision

The episode begins with a flashback of two years prior, where Indira creates a beautiful statue for the CRM. Indira reveals to Elizabeth her illness, which obviously troubles her greatly.

It shows that, at one point, Elizabeth and Indira had an actual friendship somehow between The Perimeter being one step away from becoming a CRM target. Elizabeth begs Indira to take assistance from the CRM, and Indira begrudgingly accepts.

Fast forward to the present: Will returns to The Perimeter, detailing Dev’s death.  Indira blames herself for his death and admits the aid she was receiving from the CRM to everyone.

She orders an evacuation, and once they are safe from the CRM, she is to step down as their leader. This would all go as planned if Brody didn’t live up to his sneaky and cowardly behavior and run to the CRM.

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Anna Khaja as Indira – The Walking Dead: World Beyond _ Season 2, Episode 8 – Photo Credit: Steve Swisher/AMC

He tells them about how Elizabeth had been helping Indira and wants to be spared any repercussions. When Jadis leaves the room momentarily, Jennifer confronts him.

He wants her to promise him safety or else he’ll tell them about her involvement. She thankfully kills him and tells Jadis how he’s been a lying rat, fabricating some information here and there.

Jadis believes her but still finds everyone at The Perimeter a threat. She orders their execution just as Will, Dennis, and Silas arrive to save the day.

In the process, Dennis winds up getting shot, leaving viewers to speculate if he will live or not.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2, Episode 8 recap: Plans change

Hope and Iris pack what they can while Dr. Bennett speaks to the other scientists about what is going on. They believe him, and so the group is going to wait until they hear from their friends when it’s safe to leave the CRM via walkie-talkies from Jennifer.

The problem is that Jadis is very distrusting of Dr. Bennett and decides to capture him and his daughters. Jennifer is able to warn Hope and Iris, and they flee the room before CRM soldiers arrive.

In the process of meeting with their father, Felix, Percy, and the scientists, Hope runs to find Mason. An emergency drill is placed, and Hope manages to grab Mason and bring him back to her family.

In the process, Jadis notices how the group of them did not go where they were supposed to, and a lockdown is put into effect. Mason and Hope make it to the room in time while the CRM soldiers begin searching for them.

They are quickly found and have a limited amount of time before the doors reopen. Dr. Bennett and Felix make quick work breaking through the floor as Mason is tied up and will be used as leverage.

Since Mason’s father is an important general at the CR, they hope they can use him as a bargaining chip if needed.

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

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Pollyanna McIntosh as Jadis – The Walking Dead: World Beyond _ Season 2, Episode 8 – Photo Credit: Chip Jackson/AMC

When time runs out, the CRM soldiers engage only to be attacked, giving the group enough time to escape through a tunnel under the broken floor. This would be a great plan if Jadis wasn’t expecting it.

She knows where they are heading and sends soldiers to the locations with the intent to kill everyone, leaving no survivors. Jadis absolutely believes in everything the CRM does and fears what this rebellion will do.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond should have gotten another season.

As we are drawing near the end of season 2, it’s becoming clear that The Walking Dead: World Beyond would have benefited from one more season. Looking back at season 1, it’s obvious some episodes were poorly utilized.

Looking at season 2, some episodes were clearly rushed. In season 1, we are meant to get a clear image of the main cast and their journey to New York, but the huge plot twist didn’t need to be the season finale.

In season 2, we are rushing towards this big reveal that the CRM is basically murdering people in the name of science. Instead, more time could have been spent on learning more about the CRM itself, the CR, and simply the world they have been building.

At the same time, we are supposed to see the main cast grow and change. They are, but once again, it’s rushed. Season 2 really proved itself to be as worthy as The Walking Dead.

Characters made believable decisions, actions made sense, the suspense worked, and the reveals were stunning. It’s a shame that all of this was crammed into the finale season.

However, for what it is worth, The Walking Dead: World Beyond has been a refreshing take on a The Walking Dead spinoff. Let’s hope that our heroes survive the final episodes and their plan to save Portland works.

What did you think about The Walking Dead: World Beyond Season 2, Episode 8?

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Episode 9 airs November 28, 2021.