"I ambushed your ambush with an even better ambush."
Negan taunting Rick[src]

The Ambush Field is a location in AMC's The Walking Dead. It is a massive field near the Old Mill Road with a tree that has stained glass windows and it is where the Saviors laid a massive ambush for the Militia, leading to a final battle between the two sides.

Pre-Apocalypse

Nothing is known of the field's history before the outbreak. However, somebody hung two stained glass windows on the lone tree in the middle of the field.

Post-Apocalypse

Season 8

"Mercy"

In a flashfoward, Rick rests beneath the tree with light from the stained glass windows shining on his face. Rick mutters to himself "my mercy prevailed over my wrath."

"Wrath"

Using a fake plan relayed to the Militia via Dwight, Negan lures them into the field while he positions his men on a higher position as a firing squad. As the Militia enters the lower portion of the field, Negan and the Saviors catch their attention by whistling before Negan addresses Rick through a bullhorn, taunting his enemy about the ambush and the situation that Rick has led his people into. On Negan's signal, hundreds of Saviors line up and open fire, only to have their weapons explode, killing most of the firing squad and injuring several other Saviors, including Negan.

Although confused by the turn of events, the Militia takes the chance to attack the Saviors, quickly turning the tables on them. Dwight and Gabriel attack Negan who quickly flees. As Jesus ties up a captured Savior, Morgan considers killing another Savior that he takes down with his staff, but he ultimately takes Jesus' advice to non-lethally subdue the man instead. Realizing that Eugene is responsible, Regina and two Saviors attack him, but he is saved by Rosita. Finally, Laura leads the remaining Saviors in surrendering to the Militia. Rick chases Negan to the tree, running out of ammunition for his Colt Python after a couple of shots and engaging in a brutal hand to hand fight instead. Using the memory of Carl, Rick lures Negan in close before slitting his throat with a piece of glass from one of the stained glass windows.

After a moment, Rick calls Siddiq forward to save Negan's life against the protests of a vengeful Maggie. Having the Saviors lower their hands, Rick gives a speech to the gathered survivors, urging them to find a way to live in peace together and drawing their attention to a massive herd stretching across the horizon representing the true threat that they need to face. Everyone begins to leave with Morgan going his separate way to find peace in himself and Eugene confirming that he was responsible for the sabotage of the Saviors' guns, leading to him and Rosita reconciling. As Rick rests beneath the tree with light from the stained glass windows shining on his face. Rick mutters to himself "my mercy prevailed over my wrath" and laughs.

Season 9

"The Obliged"

After Negan attempts to get her to allow him to see Lucille, Michonne tells him that the Militia doesn't have his bat and that it's "still out there", implying that the Militia had abandoned the bat in the field after the final battle.

Season 10

"Here's Negan"

After being exiled from Alexandria and haunted by a hallucination of himself as the leader of the Saviors, Negan returns to the field in search of Lucille, remembering Rick nearly killing him beneath the tree and Michonne telling him that Lucille is "still out there."

As a walker wanders across the field, Negan spends hours digging around the tree until he finally uncovers Lucille where it has lain buried for a number of years. Negan examines the bat, remembering the events leading up to him acquiring it and becoming the leader of the Saviors. As the walker gets close, Negan uses Lucille to put it down. However, putting the walker down proves to be too much for the old bat and it finally breaks. Negan sinks to his ground in grief before eventually leaving and returning to Leah's Cabin.

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Appearances

TV Series

Season 8

Season 10

TV Series Locations
Season 1 Interstate 85Gas StationKing County, GeorgiaHarrison Memorial HospitalKing County ParkRick's NeighborhoodGrimes Family HomeDrake Family HomeKing County Sheriff's DepartmentSiggard Family FarmAtlanta Survivor CampAtlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta Department StoreAtlanta Construction SiteAtlanta Nursing HomeFort BenningCenter for Disease Control
Season 2 Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalFort BenningVehicle Jammed HighwaySouthern Baptist Church of Holy LightGreene Family FarmCranwall High SchoolKing County Elementary SchoolWiltshire EstatesDeserted TownsSteve's PharmacyHouseThe Carriage BarPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaWashington, D.C.Mert County, GeorgiaMert County Department of Public WorksElders Mill Road
Season 3 HouseWest Georgia Correctional FacilitySportman's Deer CoolerWoodbury, GeorgiaGovernor's ApartmentWoodbury Community ClinicWoodbury Research FacilityNational Guard CampWoodbury Walker PitsWoodbury ArenaHermit's ShackVerlin's Feed & Seed Co.Daycare CenterRoadside StoresYellow Jacket CreekJacksonville, FloridaKing County, GeorgiaKing County CaféGrantville MillAbandoned MotelBig Jake's Bar and Grill
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional FacilityBig SpotClara's CampBig Tony's Express MartFort Valley State UniversityNeighborhoodNational Guard CampWoodbury, GeorgiaApartment BuildingRetirement HomeMartinez's CampFort BenningCabinForest CampJoe & Joe Jr.'s BBQ ShackNeighborhoodPine Vista Country ClubMoonshine ShackFuneral HomeHouseTerminusTrain TunnelGarage
Season 5 TerminusSt. Sarah's ChurchHunter's SchoolHouston, TexasWest Georgia Correctional FacilityNeighborhoodWhalen Law Firm LLPInterstate 85Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalAtlanta FEMA SiteShirewilt EstatesBarnWashington, D.C.Deserted TownsSupply RoomAlexandria Safe-ZoneVega Zeta Solar Distribution GroupWoodlands Mall Construction SiteDel Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-ZoneQuarryRendon Equipment SalesDeserted TownsEastman's CabinBurnt Out ForestA.A. Pattrick Fuel Co. DepotSunrise Auto InsuranceBridgeSorghum BarnGas StationBarnOffice BuildingHilltop ColonySatellite OutpostSlaughterhouse OutpostBullet Factory OutpostEdison Apothecary and BoutiqueViskocil Public Library
Season 7 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe KingdomThe SanctuaryHilltop ColonyDeserted TownsOceanside Cabin Motor CourtBullet Factory OutpostHouseboatJunkyardDwight's HouseChilton High SchoolCar Lot
Season 8 Alexandria Safe-ZoneHilltop ColonyThe SanctuaryDeserted TownsGas StationPaze Industrial ResearchSatellite OutpostShephard Office PlazaSavior CompoundChemical Plant OutpostThe KingdomJunkyardOceanside Cabin Motor CourtCabinThe SwampLewis Medical SuppliesMama's Country Show ClubBullet Factory OutpostRoss' FarmAmbush FieldDwight's House
Season 9 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe SanctuaryWashington, D.C.Smithsonian MuseumHilltop ColonyBridge CampPort CityHallowbrant Outreach RecoveryJunkyardHarrison Memorial HospitalAtlanta, GeorgiaGreene Family FarmThe KingdomDeserted TownsJed's CampDaryl's CampMagna's RigWater TowersFactoryPhiladelphia, PennsylvaniaBarnHilltop CabinCemeteryCovered BridgeExpress Yourself MenswearBaltimore, MarylandBaltimore ShelterCoalportJones SpringsRoyal CinemaWhisperers' CampApartment BuildingPurification PlantMilton Charles School for the GiftedAlpha's RavineThe Whisperer BorderAlpha's Barn
Season 10 Oceanside Cabin Motor CourtAlexandria Safe-ZoneThe Whisperer BorderSatellite Crash SiteAlpha's RavineSecond LivesWhisperers' CampDeserted TownsParking GarageThe Deeper PlaceBarnett AcademyCabinHilltop ColonyBus TerminalAlpha's BarnAlpha's CaveGas StationHilltop CabinNegan's Decoy ShedBloodsworth IslandSatellite OutpostWest Georgia Correctional FacilityGrand HotelThe TowerMid-Atlantic CityJuanita's ApartmentFleetwood Drive MinefieldBike GarageSouthern Train YardRendezvous Point BKnoxville CommunityBeach CabinParking LotBurned Down CabinDaryl's CampLeah's CabinMarketWater TowersWarehouseAmbush FieldValak's Viper BarSmith Family HomeReeton Healthcare Clinic
Season 11 Charleston, West VirginiaThe Commonwealth
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