"In This Life" is the tenth and final episode of the first season of AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. It is the tenth episode of the series overall. It premiered on November 29, 2020. It was written by Matt Negrete, Ben Sokolowski & Maya Goldsmith and directed by Magnus Martens.
At the CRM research facility, Dr. Bennett describes Iris and Hope to Dr. Belshaw, his new girlfriend. Dr. Bellshaw asks what he would be doing with Iris and Hope if they were all together. Dr. Bennett guesses that Iris would be helping someone and that Hope would be getting into trouble.
Hope aims her gun at Huck and demands to know Huck's real identity.
Silas cooks meat on a grill outside an abandoned building. The grill tips over and starts a fire.
Silas takes refuge in a warehouse and sees Elton outside.
Silas reunites with Elton. Elton reveals unconscious Percy in a wagon.
Dr. Bennett asks Dr. Bellshaw if she ever heard from their colleague, Dr. Abbott, after his sudden departure. Dr. Bellshaw says that Dr. Abbott went to visit a sick sister.
Hope and Huck fight the empties. Huck reminds Hope of the fighting lessons she taught her back home.
Felix and Iris enter the room that Huck had warned them away from and find it filled with supplies. Iris notes that they could have used the supplies to treat Felix's ankle and fix the truck.
Hope and Huck kill all the empties. Huck tells Hope that she faked the urgent messages from Dr. Bennett to lure Hope away from the Campus Colony. She says that her mission was to show Hope that the world is worth rebuilding.
Dr. Bennett describes Hope's genius to Dr. Bellshaw and says that when Hope was six years old, she disassembled a computer and reassembled it all by herself.
Huck and Hope continue their journey to a CRM rendezvous point. Huck explains that the CRM needs people with Hope's genius to rebuild the world.
Silas, Elton and Percy strategize a plan to find Iris and Hope. Percy vows to avenge Tony. A truck with CRM soldiers parks outside.
Felix and Iris fix the truck. Felix teaches Iris how to drive a manual transmission car, since his ankle injury prevents him from driving. Iris lurches down the road.
Hope and Huck take shelter in a house. They hide when they see Felix and Iris park outside.
Felix and Iris search the house and find Hope and Huck. Iris accuses Huck of lying about the supply room. Huck insists it was a simple miscommunication and asks for the truck keys to move the truck off the road. She asks Hope to join her. Felix pulls his gun on Huck and demands to know what she's doing with Hope.
Dr. Bellshaw privately rehearses a dialogue in which she informs Dr. Bennett that he will be reunited with Hope in 24 hours. She reveals that she told the CRM about Hope after learning about her genius. She predicts that Dr. Bennett will hate her for involving Hope.
Dr. Bellshaw sits with Dr. Bennett in front of a fire. Dr. Bennett asks what's on her mind.
Hope tells Felix and Iris that Huck is with the CRM and urges them to leave if they want to live. Huck grabs Felix's gun. They fight and tumble down the stairs. A lantern tips over and starts a fire.
Silas, Elton and Percy presume that the CRM came to search the area after hearing Elton's radio call to Huck. Percy says he knows a way out.
Huck and Felix fight each other. Felix slashes Huck with a knife. Hope retrieves a gun from the floor.
Elton, Silas and Percy start to sneak away from the CRM soldiers. Percy worries his injury will slow them down and urges Elton and Silas to leave him behind. Silas decides to stay behind and insists that Elton and Percy continue without him.
Hope threatens to shoot herself unless Huck stops attacking Felix. She tells Felix and Iris that the CRM needs her help with research and begs them to return home.
Silas tells Elton and Percy that he can buy them some time by surrendering to the CRM. He makes his way toward the CRM soldiers. Elton and Percy escape.
Felix and Iris say good-bye to Hope.
Silas surrenders to the CRM.
Felix and Iris watch Hope and Huck drive away in the truck.
Dr. Bellshaw starts to tell Dr. Bennett about Hope's arrival but decides against it at the last minute. Dr. Bennett reveals that he is suspicious about the CRM and worries that Will's scouting expedition has been gone for too long. He asks for Dr. Bellshaw's help with a plan to find out if the CRM is deceiving them.
Huck and Hope arrive at the rendezvous point.
Elton and Percy continue their journey to find Hope and Iris.
A CRM helicopter arrives at the rendezvous point. Elizabeth disembarks. She tells Huck that the CRM is searching for Hope's friends and already captured one of them. Huck insists she was going to escort Hope's friends back home, but Elizabeth says she wanted no loose ends. She welcomes Hope to the CRM and escorts her to the helicopter.
Felix and Iris walk through the woods. Iris vows to take down the CRM. She recalls Hope's parting words, predicting that Iris would dismantle the CRM. In a flashback, it's revealed that Iris assisted Hope in her moments of genius.
Hope looks out the helicopter window.
Iris and Felix run into Will in the woods. Will embraces Felix and says he thought they were all dead. He is shocked to learn that Felix is unaware of the massacre at the Campus Colony. More people emerge from the surrounding mist.
- Samantha Lorraine as Young Hope Bennett
- Maliyah Monae Kellam as Young Iris Bennett
- Jeris Donovan as Adoption Agent
- Zach Ball as Will's Group Survivor
- 1 rabbit
- Last appearance of Kari Bennett. (Flashback)
- Last appearance of the Campus Colony. (Flashback)
- This episode was made available for streaming to subscribers of AMC Premiere on November 26, 2020.
- This episode was aired alongside "The Deepest Cut".
- This episode marks the halfway point in the 20 episode run of The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
- It's revealed that the distress letter sent to Hope by Leo in "Brave" was actually from Huck in order to get Hope to leave the Campus Colony.
- This is the first episode this season where a new named character is not introduced, whether that be seen or mentioned.
- Zach Ball, a recurring Savior extra from the main show, makes an appearance in the end of the episode as one of the survivors in Will's group.
- This episode is tied with "The Deepest Cut" as the least viewed episode in the entire The Walking Dead franchise.
- It is also the least viewed season finale in the franchise.
Episodes of The Walking Dead: World Beyond
|Season 1||"Brave" • "The Blaze of Gory" • "The Tyger and the Lamb" • "The Wrong End of a Telescope" • "Madman Across the Water" • "Shadow Puppets" • "Truth or Dare" • "The Sky Is a Graveyard" • "The Deepest Cut" • "In This Life"|
|Season 2||"Konsekans" • "Foothold" • "Exit Wounds" • "Family Is a Four Letter Word" • "Quatervois" • "Who Are You?" • "Blood and Lies" • "Returning Point" • "Death and the Dead" • "The Last Light"|