The Walking Dead season 7 episode 6 recap: Swear

Here’s your complete recap of this week’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Swear.”

A woman and a young girl walk along the beach. The little girl takes joy in killing “Bobbers” with her stick. She spots another Bobber in the water but the older woman stops her before she can kill her. It’s Tara, and she’s alive. The girl points out that even so, they’re supposed to kill her, but the older woman tells her to stop. The girl says they’re supposed to kill everything, including Bobbers and hurt people. She wants to kill her, which is very disturbing. When the older woman says no, and asks if the younger girl is going to be a snitch, which angers the little girl, who says she won’t tell, but she won’t help, either.

Heath is in the RV eating some rations. He’s talking to Tara about scavenging and life on the road. They have been gone for two weeks, but they don’t have gas and they need to get back. Tara says they have to keep going, and as long as the Hilltop keeps their end of the deal, then they have food back home. They need to find ammunition, but Heath is still upset about what they did at the outpost. He is having trouble reconciling killing those people for the meager rations they found there. She picks up a gun that has something etched into the handle.

The woman on the beach notices that the markings on Tara’s arm match the Roman numerals on her clock at home. She returns to the beach to leave bottles of water and food there for Tara, who still isn’t awake. She even leaves a makeshift weapon for her before leaving. Tara wakes up after she’s gone and finds the supplies. It looks like she may have been awake the whole time, pretending to be asleep. She peers around the wood on the beach to see where the woman has gone, and then she turns her attention to the food she left. The woman leaves the beach and Tara follows her. From the way Tara is acting, it looks like she’s afraid of the woman even after the woman left her some food and water, suggesting that Tara may have encountered her group before.

As she sneaks through the woods, Tara finds a camp with a little hut. There are children there, hurrying out to play. As she moves in closer, she finds that there is a larger colony there, made up entirely of women as far as she can see so far. Suddenly the women rush toward a shed full of guns and they all grab guns and take up arms. Shots are fired, and soon the little girl, Rachel, points her gun at Tara and says “It doesn’t matter, we’re supposed to.” Cyndie, the woman from the beach, gets in the way of the group of woman before they can shoot her, and Tara tries to talk her way out of it. The women are all gathered around her, guns drawn, but they say nothing. Tara tries to stay light hearted by saying that it’s all cool.

Flash back to the RV. Heath and Tara come upon a blocked bridge and climb on top of some cargo boxes to see what’s going on. Heath doesn’t like the blind spots, so he tosses a bottle into the mess of cars and debris to see if any Walkers are present, but nothing happens. There are tents set up among the cars but the whole area looks abandoned. At the other end of the bridge are two dump trucks full of sand. Heath notices bullets in the sand while Tara tries to pull a bag out of the sand and she accidentally triggers a landslide that reveals the…