The issue begins with the gang in Washington DC previously seen by Glenn and Heath, they hear motorcycle engines as they leave for the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Michonne asks Maggie to keep Carl for the night as Rick has been detained for confronting Pete Anderson about abusing his wife and son. Rick has a long talk with Douglas. Douglas explains who Alexander Davidson was and how he was forced to expel him from the community, virtually sentencing Davidson to death. He warns Rick not to make him make the same decision again. Rick confesses that he has never wanted to be a leader. He tells Douglas about what happened with Shane outside of Atlanta, Georgia and that Carl killed Shane to save him after Shane became angry that he was losing Lori to Rick.