Carol and Tyreese capture one of the Terminus outer guards. Carol heads on into Terminus disguised as a Walker after blowing a hole in the gates. Inside Rick leads his people out as they mow down their captors. After an emotional reunion the gang move on. Morgan is following their path. In flashback we see how Terminus went from sanctuary to prison.
The group come across a Priest who identifies himself as Gabriel. They set up camp in his church, find some food and agree to head to Washington. Carol and Darryl come across a car and use it to pursue Beth's kidnappers. Bob wanders off on his own to cry and gets captured by the Terminus survivors.
Bob reveals his bite to the horror of the Termites. They return him to the church and Rick prepares an attack. Gareth has anticipated this and enters the church. However Rick's group quickly return and smash their heads in. Bob is lain to rest as the group splits up. Maggie, Glenn and Tara agreed to go to Washington if Abraham would remain at the church. Darryl then appears out of the bushes but we don't see who he is with.
Beth wakes up in a hospital in Atlanta. The building is run by cold police officer Dawn while kindly Dr Steven Edwards tends to the wounded brought in. Beth is asked to work to pay off the cost of her rescue and care but is quickly disenchanted with the bleak morale of the staff and the harsh discipline. Things get worse when creepy cop Gorman makes it clear he has intentions with Beth. Fellow sufferer Noah plans to escape and Beth helps him but is caught herself. She realises that even Dr Edwards can't be trusted and prepares to kill him when Carol is wheeled in.
Abraham's crew crash after Eugene sabotaged their school bus. He admits this to Tara while Abraham pushes everyone relentlessly forward. When he tries to take them through a large horde of Walkers, Eugene breaks down and admits that he isn't a scientist. In flashback we see how Abraham lost his family and found Eugene.
Rick leads a group to capture some of the cops and cut a deal with Dawn. One of them, Bob, pretends to be cooperative before knocking Sasha out. At the hospital Dawn allows Beth to treat Carol. Out on the road Eugene wakes up while the rest of the gang get over the loss of Washington.
Rick's crew make the switch of the two officers for Beth and Carol. However Dawn asks for Noah to be returned. He agrees to save more bloodshed. Beth stabs her and she shoots her reflexively. Darryl kills Dawn but the other officers call for a ceasefire.
The survivors come to terms with their new lives in Alexandria. Rick, Carol and Darryl make a plan to steal some guns for themselves but each is challenged about whether they should. Meanwhile Sasha struggles to cope with life inside but Michonne begins to come to terms with it.