While Rick, Michonne, Daryl, Maggie, and the others were watching Negan crush their souls, Carol and Morgan were in the middle of their own considerably less horrific drama. Carol left Alexandria in a fit of guilt or something, ambushed a bunch of Saviors, took their weapons and almost got away with it until Morgan and one of the Saviors caught up with Carol. The Savior did that dumb thing that bad guys do where he was all: “Imma gonna shoot you in the arm to drag out your pain but also to give someone an opportunity to sneak up from behind and kill me before I kill you,” which is exactly what happens. Morgan kills the Savior; Morgan has a moral crisis.
Is a date that holds no meaning for Lucy. Which is unfortunate, because that’s when Luka is. After several hours of sciencing, Jiya finds him. It turns out the “negative mass energy” that’s so inconvenient to loose papers has a signature that can be tracked. She puts the Heart of Gold somewhere in the desert within a 50-mile radius of Las Vegas.
Lucy provides the why for the where. She says President Kennedy was in Las Vegas on that date for a DNC fundraiser at the Sands Hotel. Sinatra was the headliner and the room was full of politicians, celebrities, and waste management consultants. Any or all of them could be a target.
The Time Trio suit up and board the Omni. And I kind of love how analog the controls are, with the pushing of buttons and flipping of switches to initiate the launch sequence. It makes the craft feel solid and real in a way that a bank of sleek flat touch screens wouldn’t. The pod’s interior also reminds me of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit, which I’m sure is no accident.