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This story is part of a series of missing moments, and follows the true life (a blood-speckled constellation).
After watching the finale, I considered not writing anything about it for this series. I felt like I had nothing more to say about that mess. But in the spirit of finishing things, I decided to give it a go after my initial anger simmered down to disappointment.
Then I was faced with a bit of an issue: I started this series with the intention of writing canon compliant missing moments and extended scenes for every episode. Now, Carol's storyline this episode still makes me sick with anger and I don't want to write about it. I already wrote about Daryl and Carol's near-death experiences after being injured in the last part. And how is there a canon compliant way of writing about the ending of the episode, without ending it before Negan makes his 'choice'?
What I came up with is this: three different versions of the last few minutes of the episode, and then this series is over.