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"The Tyger and the Lamb" is the third episode of the first season of AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond. It is the third episode of the series overall. It premiered on October 18, 2020, the same night as "Welcome to the Club", the second episode of the sixth season of Fear The Walking Dead. It was written by Siavash Farahani and directed by Sharat Raju.

Plot

Burdened by their pasts, members of the group adopt opposing strategies for dealing with a massive obstacle. Pressure is put on the group to return home.

Synopsis

Silas listens to a tape recording from his grandparents, addressed to his 6 year old self. Silas' grandparents tell him that they love and miss him. Silas looks at his bloodied and shaking knuckles before being handcuffed and taken away by police. Hope's voice wakes the group up. They look around for her but then realize that she's talking to them through the walkie talkie. Hope is already on her way to the siren, and she reports that they're going to do Elton's plan. She reminds her sister that they didn't make a decision together. Hope says they need to do it in order to keep moving. Suddenly, her walkie cuts out after she says she has to go.

In a flashback, Felix tells Silas that they're glad he's there and glad his uncle decided to sponsor him in the community. He's getting a fresh start and that means that he can live at the Campus Colony and forget his past. In the present, Iris gets in touch with Hope again. Hope tells her that she's in an office near the factory. Hope tells Iris to head towards the office, and that once she sounds the alarm, the rest of the group need to make their escape. Elton sees the office and tells the others that the empties are attracted by the fires on either side, making it safe for them to make their way towards the office. Silas offers to carry their bags, and they make their way towards the office. Silas loses track of Elton and Iris, and he encounters an empty. The sight triggers a memory from his past and enrages him as he sees the empty as someone else. Silas shoves the empty to the ground and pulls out his wrench, but hesitates after he sees it's not who he thought it was. Iris and Elton find him, and the three make it to the office. Iris tells everyone to scour the place for weapons and food while they wait for Hope and the siren. Hope makes it to the factory and finds the staircase is barricaded. She ventures deeper inside when her flashlight turns off. When she stumbles, she rouses an empty who had been wandering inside. Back at the office, Silas finds some cans of noodles and remembers his mother buying them for him. When Iris asks him if he ever misses her, he quickly responds with a no, but changes his answer shortly with "sometimes". He asks her the same question to which she says that she misses her everyday. Iris asks him what had happened with his encounter with the empty, and tells him that it's okay to be afraid. He tells her that it's not the empties that he's afraid of. Elton interrupts their conversation, asking for Silas' assistance with a jammed door. Suddenly, Felix and Huck bust through the other side, and ask for Hope's whereabouts.

Felix wants to know where Hope is, but Iris points out that if they go after her, they could get killed. Huck eventually agrees. Elton assures Silas that they will still be able to get out of this situation, believing that Silas is nervous about getting caught. In a flashback, Silas mops the floor of Dr. Bennett's lab and notices a picture of him with Hope and Iris. He becomes emotional while looking at it when Iris walks in. She tells him that she left her homework in the room, and takes it. Before walking out, she tells Silas that she misses her father. As Iris leaves, she drops the poem of 'The Tyger and the Lamb' on the ground, and before Silas can return it to her, she disappears. Back in the factory, Hope hides from the empties. She looks through a door to see the empty and loudly shuts it. The empty breaks through the door, and Hope runs to the roof. She checks the siren, only to find it broken.

Felix looks outside and asks the group why Hope would want them to find her but then she also went rogue and ran out to the siren. Iris knows it's more than just their father. Silas says that Hope was the one who led the empty away from them, saying that their mistakes shouldn't follow them. Silas thinks she's done something she feels bad about, and Huck jumps in and asks him if he's trying to get away from the things he's done. He runs off, and Iris follows him. He says he never should have gone with them. He thinks of his bloody hands and beating someone up in his memories. Iris doesn't care about Hope's mistakes, or his. "You should", he says. She presses him for information, and he says he's afraid of himself. In another flashback, Silas listens to music on his tape player as he walks through the halls of the school. Suddenly, the tape player malfunctions. Once he sets down his things and tries to get it to work again, he overhears two students talking about him, saying "the reason we got walls is to keep the monsters out". As Silas remembers that moment, he slams his fist on the table, cutting himself on the glass. Hope calls in and tells Iris that since the siren was broken, she took it apart to fix it, but she doesn't know how to put it back together. Iris gives the radio to Felix, who wants to come to her, but she insists that she will fix it and they need to haul ass to get there. She wants to talk to Iris, who tells her to make sure she makes it to the exit. They give each other pep talks, and Hope wishes she hadn't had the fight with their dad before he left. Silas doesn't think he can make it, but Elton and Iris give him support as they roll out. Hope finds a way to get the siren to work, and the rest of the group prepare to run through the blaze.

The group runs toward the exit and Hope climbs down from the roof. In the process, she trips and sprains her ankle. As Silas is running, he thinks of Iris' poem. Hope uses her lighter to light up some oil, burning the empties that cross her path. Hope gets tackled by two empties, and she attempts to hold them back, but they push her to the ground and she hits her head. As they approach, Iris rushes in and squares off with them, aiming her S-pole. She kills one of the empties and then falls. Hope then gets up and kills the other with her S-pole. Hope and Iris come forward from the smoke and Elton rushes to Hope's side. Silas thinks of Felix telling him about his new start. He thinks about his new friends. When he sees the walls collapsing, he steps in and holds it back so that everyone can escape. Elton realizes that he left his bag on the other side, and rushes back in to get it. They make it in the nick of time before the tire wall collapses, blocking off the group from the empties.

Later, they enjoy a relaxing moment by a lake, where they wash their clothes. Elton fishes. Huck goes to see Hope, telling her that she should have talked with her about her plan. She thinks Hope wanted them to stop her. Huck reminds her that everyone is counting on her. Felix tells them that they need to get going. They need to resupply in Omaha, then they will return to campus in two weeks. Iris declares that she isn't going back. Silas agrees, despite Felix saying that his uncle is worried about him. Elton says he's not leaving, and neither is Hope. Felix knows about their map, but he thinks they will get killed. Hope tells them to help them save their dad. Huck agrees with them, knowing that they won't turn around. All they can do is to keep them safe for now. Felix agrees, reluctantly. Hope finds Iris on the dock and sits down. Iris thanks her, but she wants to know what changed. Hope tells her sister about the night their mom died and about the pregnant lady she shot. Hope never even told her father what happened that night. The woman shot their mom, so Hope killed the woman. Iris wishes that Hope would have told her. They were just kids that night, and they weren't ready. Hope apologizes for not saying anything sooner. Felix walks up and tells them that they should go to Omaha because it's safe there and safety is what their dad wanted. But he's willing to go along with them until they can be convinced to turn around and go back. Hope is sorry she dragged him into the whole thing, but she's glad he's there. She apologizes for stealing his jacket and Will's jacket, but he disagrees when she says they look better on them. Hope wants to know why Elton went back into the blaze to save his suitcase. It was to save his mom's unfinished manuscript, which he would love to finish some day. Silas listens to another recording from his grandparents about how God doesn't give up on anyone. Iris finds him and wraps a bandage around his hand, giving him a smile. He wraps her in his blanket as they walk. His grandmother's voice tells him how they make life good.

Elizabeth is studying maps when there is a knock at the door. It's Barca and she notes that he's off base. He's been walking through the city and found himself there. He tells her that he can't stop thinking about what they did. She tells him to stand at attention while she says that he knows well what they did. She makes him say it. He says they "neutralized a threat" but he doesn't see it that way. They were just people. Elizabeth begins to turn on all of the appliances in her apartment, and explains why they have medicine, bullets, TV, councils, courts, currency; all of it. She proclaims that because they are the "last light of the world" and they help over two hundred thousand people to live for the new future. The colony was going to become a threat. She tells him to sit down, offering him some soup. They eat in silence. There's a knock at the door and Barca looks up, knowing it's something bad. She grabs her wine glass and tells him to answer it. There are soldiers at the door. She grabs her gun and says he will be taken to the CRM Health and Welfare Complex where he will stay in a labor capacity, but he doesn't think he can forget what happened so she says, simply, that he won't be leaving. He starts to say it's all a lie, but she repeats to him again that they're the light of the world. Once he's outside the door he goes silent. After they're gone, Elizabeth turns everything on again, and fights back tears as she looks at the map.

Other Cast

Co-Stars

Uncredited

Deaths

  • None

Trivia

  • First appearance of Gary Plaskett. (Flashback)
  • First appearance of the Civic Republic.
  • First (and last) appearance of Marco Voci. (Flashback)
  • Last appearance of Dani. (Flashback)
  • Last appearance of Phoebe. (Flashback)
  • The title of the episode, "The Tyger and the Lamb", refers to the poem Iris wrote that Silas has.
    • This specific poem is "The Tyger" by William Blake.
  • This episode was made available for streaming to subscribers of AMC Premiere on October 15, 2020.
  • This episode is played directly after the second episode of Season 6 of Fear The Walking Dead.
  • It is revealed that the Civic Republic has over 200,000 people.
  • This episode marks the first time Hope and Iris kill empties.
  • The Union Jack in Elizabeth's apartment is actually upside down, which is usually taken as signal of distress. Whether this is intentional or simply a filming error is unknown.
  • A female student who had a speaking line during the scene where Silas was cleaning Leo Bennett's lab was left uncredited.
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