The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Iris Bennett tells Hope Bennett of plan to destroy CRM compound


Iris Bennett vowed to destroy the CRM for the destruction of Omaha and the Campus Colony on Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond. 

In the season two episode titled ‘Who Are You?’ Iris had a coded message smuggled out of the CRM compound where she revealed her plan to destroy the facility.

‘They are going to start a war,’ said Indira [Anna Khaja], leader of the Perimeter colony, when she learned of the bold plan.

Bold plan: Iris Bennett vowed to destroy the CRM for the destruction of Omaha and the Campus Colony on Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond on AMC

Bold plan: Iris Bennett vowed to destroy the CRM for the destruction of Omaha and the Campus Colony on Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead: World Beyond on AMC

The episode started with a flashback scene that showed the beginning of the relationship between of Dr. Leo Bennett [Joe Holt] and Dr. Lyla Belshaw [Natalie Gold). Leo, Lyla and others were running through the forest along with a team of CRM soldiers. The soldiers, who carried rifles, killed any zombie that came near them. 

Leo turned to Lyla and asked her if all her research expeditions were this exciting. A zombie stumbled towards them, but Lyla told the CRM soldiers not to shoot.

‘No, don’t that’s one of ours,’ said Lyla of the zombie, which had a metal device strapped to its back.

The soldiers then grabbed and detained the zombie by putting capture nooses over it and put a gag in his mouth. Lyla said that the zombie seemed to have lost its geo tracker. CRM soldiers held the zombie while Lyla tried to readjust settings on a hand held remote control. While she was working, Lyla asked Leo what he thought of their research facilities.

Research facility: Hope was torn when she learned of her sister's plan to burn down the compound

Research facility: Hope was torn when she learned of her sister’s plan to burn down the compound

Flashback scene: The episode started with a flashback scene that showed the beginning of the relationship between of Dr. Leo Bennett [Joe Holt] and Dr. Lyla Belshaw [Natalie Gold) as they were escorted by soldiers, including Will

Flashback scene: The episode started with a flashback scene that showed the beginning of the relationship between of Dr. Leo Bennett [Joe Holt] and Dr. Lyla Belshaw [Natalie Gold) as they were escorted by soldiers, including Will

Tracked zombie: 'No, don't that's one of ours,' said Lyla of the zombie, which had a metal device strapped to its back

Tracked zombie: ‘No, don’t that’s one of ours,’ said Lyla of the zombie, which had a metal device strapped to its back

‘The infrastructure, the equipment, it’s beyond anything I’d ever imagined,’ said Leo as she smiled at him. ‘The geo glitches aside, I can’t wait to see more.’ 

In present time at the CRM, Leo was trying to decipher the papers that Staff Sergeant Mallick ‘Huck’ [Annet Mahendru] stole from her mother’s office. He shared the documents with his daughters, Hope Bennett [Alexa Mansour] and Iris [Aliyah Royal], Felix Carlucci [Nico Tortorella], and Percy [Ted Sutherland]. He told them what he could gather was coded data from field tests conducted in the aftermath of what appeared to be some large scale chemical event. He said he thought that the ‘V’ symbol on the paper referenced a specific project at the facility.

‘So wait, the CRM used a chemical weapon to kill everyone back home?’ Hope asked.

High praise: 'The infrastructure, the equipment, it's beyond anything I'd ever imagined,' said Leo as she smiled at him. 'The geo glitches aside, I can't wait to see more'

High praise: ‘The infrastructure, the equipment, it’s beyond anything I’d ever imagined,’ said Leo as she smiled at him. ‘The geo glitches aside, I can’t wait to see more’

Exciting mission: Leo turned to Lyla and asked her if all her research expeditions were this exciting

Exciting mission: Leo turned to Lyla and asked her if all her research expeditions were this exciting

‘Then lured the empties to cover it up,’ said Iris. ‘That has to be it.’

Felix reminded them that they had exactly two minutes to meet Silas Plaskett [Hal Cumpston] at the back door. Percy asked Leo if he was sure the papers were ‘legit or a new con’ Huck was playing.

‘No the specificity here is real,’ said Leo. ‘It’s been going on right under my nose the entire time.’

Stolen documents: shared the documents with his daughters, Hope Bennett [Alexa Mansour] and Iris [Aliyah Royal], Felix Carlucci [Nico Tortorella], and Percy [Ted Sutherland]

Stolen documents: shared the documents with his daughters, Hope Bennett [Alexa Mansour] and Iris [Aliyah Royal], Felix Carlucci [Nico Tortorella], and Percy [Ted Sutherland]

Felix said they had to decide whether they were leaving or staying.

‘We have to stay,’ Hope told them. ‘These are people’s lives we are talking about. Portland needs to know. We have to figure out what’s going on and what all of this means.’

Iris said that Silas would know that they scrapped the escape plan if they weren’t at the back exit door at the appointed time. She agreed with Hope that they needed to stay to get answers.

‘Okay, let’s get some answers,’ said Leo.

They asked Huck why the CRM would wipe out two whole communities. Huck told them that she didn’t know and was was part of a ‘stand up, observe and report mission.’ Huck told them that her mother Elizabeth Kublek [Julia Ormond], the Civic Republic Military leader, oversaw the CRM’s dealings between Omaha and the campus colony. She said that only Major General Beal would have overseen this order but that her mother would have seen the plans.

Powerful mother: Huck told them that her mother Elizabeth Kublek [Julia Ormond], the Civic Republic Military leader, oversaw the CRM's dealings between Omaha and the campus colony

Powerful mother: Huck told them that her mother Elizabeth Kublek [Julia Ormond], the Civic Republic Military leader, oversaw the CRM’s dealings between Omaha and the campus colony

Leo asked Huck why the CRM would do something like this. She told him that even before they formed the alliance with Omaha and Portland that they kept their location hidden to make sure there was a statistical balance between resources, food, population and that an influx of people would bring a potential for conflict.

‘Somehow Beale might have thought that Omaha and the Campus Colony was a threat to that balance,’ said Huck.

Huck walked away, but told them that she didn’t really think they had thought out a real escape. Later, Huck was seconds away from walking out of the CRM building when she was stopped by Warrant Officer Jadis Stokes [Pollyanna McIntosh] .She told Huck she was brought in to conduct a security audit. 

Security officer: Huck was seconds away from walking out of the CRM building when she was stopped by Warrant Officer Jadis Stokes

Security officer: Huck was seconds away from walking out of the CRM building when she was stopped by Warrant Officer Jadis Stokes

Jadis said she was investigating corruption and betrayal and asked Huck if she had seen any. Huck said she was surprised that she became a military cop because she thought she had potential as a soldier.

Officer Stokes looked her in the eye and said she hoped she didn’t have to arrest her. Huck told her to lighten up and the two of them laughed. Jadis also told her that she knew about Iris, Hope, and Elton.

‘I know the whole picture, that’s my job,’ Jadis said.

Corruption probe: Jadis said she was investigating corruption and betrayal and asked Huck if she had seen any

Corruption probe: Jadis said she was investigating corruption and betrayal and asked Huck if she had seen any

Huck asked her what she saw and Jadis said she saw the CRM’s most dedicated soldier.

‘I’ve got weak links to find, see you later,’ said Jadis as she walked off.

Meanwhile, Iris and Percy were picking the lock on a door at the CRM’s loading dock. Iris gave him a coded note that she had written to put inside one of the trucks to get a message of their plans out.

Weak links: 'I've got weak links to find, see you later,' said Jadis as she walked off

Weak links: ‘I’ve got weak links to find, see you later,’ said Jadis as she walked off

Leo went back to his laboratory to get some more information when Lyla walked in. She had brought clothes from Iris and Felix from the stockpile. The clothes dropped to the floor. When they both got down to pick them up, Leo then had a flashback of picking up papers with Lyla in the field when she was doing her field experiment on the dead. 

He remembered that Lyla’s papers had the same ‘V’ code names as the papers Huck gave him. Lyla reminded him that they had dinner plans together. 

Leo, now suspicious of Lyla, said he forgot but decided it would be good to have some sense of normalcy.

Under suspicion: Leo went back to his laboratory to get some more information when Lyla walked in

Under suspicion: Leo went back to his laboratory to get some more information when Lyla walked in

Over at the Perimeter, Asha [Madelyn Kientz] and her brother Dev [Abubakr Ali] watched as the CRM delivered supplies to their compound in their trucks. 

When they got a chance, Dev ran over to the trucks and removed the Iris note that had been hidden in a secret compartment. They took the coded note to Elton Ortiz [Nicolas Cantu] who decoded it.

Elton told the others the note from Iris said that they weren’t leaving the CRM until they had the full picture and that they planned to burn the CRM to the ground.

Secret note: Elton told the others the note from Iris said that they weren't leaving the CRM until they had the full picture and that they planned to burn the CRM to the ground

Secret note: Elton told the others the note from Iris said that they weren’t leaving the CRM until they had the full picture and that they planned to burn the CRM to the ground

Back at the CRM, Leo met with Iris, Hope, Felix and Percy and told them he needed to know how much Lyla knows. He told them that Lyla was coming over to dinner which meant that she wouldn’t be in her laboratory. He told Felix that he needed him to break into Lyla’s lab and to find out what she was working on. Felix went to see Huck for her help, but she told him that breaking into Lyla’s lab was too dangerous.

‘If we are caught we are dead,’ Huck told him.

Huck ultimately decided to help. She gave Felix a pass to get into the lab and gave him a gun. Felix then suggested that maybe Lyla wouldn’t keep the information in her lab. Huck then tracked Lyla’s card access history log and saw she was making daily trips to another secure area in Charlie Sector of the compound. Huck thought it was strange because she didn’t think anything was down there.

Teaming up: Felix and Huck teamed up to break into Lyla's lab

Teaming up: Felix and Huck teamed up to break into Lyla’s lab

At the Perimeter, Indira presented Iris’s note to the other members of the council. Brody [Lee Spencer], a member of the Council of the Perimeter, said he believed that they should turn in the remaining two and then warn the CRM of what was being planned. Indira said she gave them her word that she would keep them safe.

‘I’m sorry Indira, but I have no choice but to propose a vote of no confidence in our chairperson,’ Brody said.

Will and Elton spoke outside. Elton told him that Indira was sick and needed dialysis and blood thinners that she got from the CRM to keep her alive. Elton said if they burned down the facility it would destroy everything Indira needed to live. Asha came out and told them that they could both stay at the Perimeter, but Will said he decided he needed to get back into the CRM.

No confidence: 'I'm sorry Indira, but I have no choice but to propose a vote of no confidence in our chairperson,' Brody said

No confidence: ‘I’m sorry Indira, but I have no choice but to propose a vote of no confidence in our chairperson,’ Brody said

Felix and Huck were trying to get into Lyla’s secret office. Along the way, Huck shared with him that she was married and how her husband made a screw up when he was drinking and how she covered his tracks wiping the surveillance. They then discovered the door to the secret office was locked. Huck told him that the only way to get inside was to cut the power at the transformer. Huck went to cut the power while Felix stood outside the door. She gave him communication devices so that they could stay in touch.

Over at Leo’s apartment, Lyla sat down for dinner with Leo and his daughters Iris and Hope. Iris asked her what she did ‘before all this’ and she said she worked in pharmaceuticals. Iris asked her if that meant that she tested on animals. She said she did and that unfortunately that it was the industry standard.

‘It’s so unfortunate maybe it shouldn’t have been the standard,’ said Iris. ‘What if what you are doing is worse than the disease you are trying to cure?’

Animal testing: 'It's so unfortunate maybe it shouldn't have been the standard,' said Iris. 'What if what you are doing is worse than the disease you are trying to cure?'

Animal testing: ‘It’s so unfortunate maybe it shouldn’t have been the standard,’ said Iris. ‘What if what you are doing is worse than the disease you are trying to cure?’

Lyla said in the end it comes down to how much of your own soul you are willing to sacrifice for a greater good. Iris stared angrily at Lyla and said she could have chosen not to have done those experiments on animals. Iris then excused herself from the table.

Lyla, clearly uncomfortable, told Leo that she should go but, Leo urged her to stay. Hope ran after Iris and told her that there were good people in the CRM. Iris revealed to her that she killed a CRM soldier in the woods and that they need to be ready. She then told Hope the shocking message she sent out in the dead drop note was that the we’re going to find out what the CRM was up to, stop them, and burn the place to the ground.

Candid conversation: Iris told Hope the shocking message she sent out in the dead drop note was that the we're going to find out what the CRM was up to, stop them, and burn the place to the ground

Candid conversation: Iris told Hope the shocking message she sent out in the dead drop note was that the we’re going to find out what the CRM was up to, stop them, and burn the place to the ground

At the same time, Huck found the transformer and shorted it, cutting the power to the whole CRM complex. The move gave Felix two minutes until the backup generators kicked in to get inside the locked lab.

‘Go now,’ said Huck over their intercom system.

Inside, Felix saw dead that had clearly been experimented on. He also found another room full of vials of yellow fluid. In another room he saw giant yellow containers labeled biohazard.

Power cut: At the same time, Huck found the transformer and shorted it, cutting the power to the whole CRM complex so Felix could enter the facility

Power cut: At the same time, Huck found the transformer and shorted it, cutting the power to the whole CRM complex so Felix could enter the facility

Medical experiments: Inside, Felix saw dead that had clearly been experimented on

Medical experiments: Inside, Felix saw dead that had clearly been experimented on

‘Huck whatever they used to take out Omaha there is more of it,’ said Felix over their intercom system as the power came on and Felix found himself locked inside the lab.

At the Perimeter, Will showed the others a map of how he would get inside the CRM. Dev, Asha’s brother, went with him. Elton told Asha that he was sorry about telling other people about her mother, but she wasn’t mad.

With the power out at the complex, due to Huck tampering with the transformer, Leo brought out a candle to sit with Lyla. Lyla wanted to go check on her lab but Leo told her the labs had back up generators. She looked upset and told him that there was something she hadn’t been honest about with him.

Strategy session: Dev decided that he would go with Will to infiltrate the CRM

Strategy session: Dev decided that he would go with Will to infiltrate the CRM

Staying behind: Elton and Asha stayed at the Perimeter colony

Staying behind: Elton and Asha stayed at the Perimeter colony

Being honest: Lyla looked upset and told him that there was something she hadn't been honest about with him

Being honest: Lyla looked upset and told him that there was something she hadn’t been honest about with him

‘I’ll need you to come with me,’ said Lyla. ‘It’s better if I show you.’

Leo went with her but before he left his apartment he grabbed a knife from the table. Lyla took Leo outside and said she wanted to share with him what happened to her family. She started crying and said that her daughter Mia was six when she got bitten by a man who had gotten into their backyard. 

She said her husband Kevin slept with her daughter that night and the next morning she found Kevin was on the floor with a massive neck wound. She said her daughter had bitten him and that in a few hours he wasn’t her husband anymore. She said she kept them there in the house until one day when they were pinned under a bookcase. She then used her old medical kit to do medical experiments on them to try to bring her husband and baby girl back.

‘I did horrible things,’ said Lyla. ‘I couldn’t cure my family.

Lyla showed her an inscription she made on a tree to memorialize her family.

Dinner drama: Leo after the dinner drama learned more about Lyla and her past

Dinner drama: Leo after the dinner drama learned more about Lyla and her past

‘I couldn’t fix my family but maybe someday I can help fix the world.’

Leo hugged her.

Felix, still stuck inside the freezing locked lab, called for Huck over the intercom. When he was close to frostbite, Huck then burst in.

‘You find anything?’ she asked Felix.

He unzipped his jacket and showed her one of the vials he had taken from the room and said he would give it to Leo to analyze.

‘For whatever it’s worth I am with you,’ Huck told him

Taking sides: 'For whatever it's worth I am with you,' Huck told Felix

Taking sides: ‘For whatever it’s worth I am with you,’ Huck told Felix

Huck then went to see Jadis who had been calling for her over the communication system. Jadis said she just wanted them to have drinks. She told Huck about what she had to do to get into the CRM. She said she created her own village, but lost her people because she made the wrong alliance. She said she learned that her purpose was to survive and that her purpose was to create a new era on this planet with the CRM. Jadis told Huck that her mother wanted her to keep an eye on her while she was there.

‘It was couched as a mother’s worry but I wonder if she thinks that you might have been out there too long,’ said Jadis. ‘That you have formed some bounds and that you have become a different person.’

Huck told her she was wrong.

Drinking session: Huck then went to see Jadis who had been calling for her over the communication system

Drinking session: Huck then went to see Jadis who had been calling for her over the communication system

Jadis said if she was confused it would be understandable. Huck asked her if she was under investigation. She said she was here to investigate someone but that it wasn’t her.

‘Like I said, you are an ambitious survivor,’ said Huck. ‘I’ve already bled and broken my bones for the corps. I’ve done everything that I could to prove what I’ve made of.’

‘You’ve done a lot, no questions, but there is always more,’ said Jadis as she poured her another drink.

Meanwhile, Elton and Asha after killing two zombies put them to rest with a prayer ceremony also intended to send positive  energy toward Will and Dev.

Under attack: Two zombies approached Elton and Asha

Under attack: Two zombies approached Elton and Asha

Death ceremony: Asha and Elton after killing two zombies put them to rest with a prayer ceremony also intended to send positive energy toward Will and Dev

Death ceremony: Asha and Elton after killing two zombies put them to rest with a prayer ceremony also intended to send positive energy toward Will and Dev

As Will and Dev made their way towards the CRM, Dev stopped and handed Will a gun. 

Just as Will accepted the weapon, a CRM sniper shot and killed Dev. The blood splattered on Will’s face before he grabbed the gun and ran off.

The Walking Dead: The World Beyond will return next Sunday on AMC.

Gun offer: As Will and Dev made their way towards the CRM, Dev stopped and handed Will a gun

Gun offer: As Will and Dev made their way towards the CRM, Dev stopped and handed Will a gun

Sniper shot: Just as Will accepted the weapon, a CRM sniper shot and killed Dev and his blood splattered on Will's face before he grabbed the gun and ran off

Sniper shot: Just as Will accepted the weapon, a CRM sniper shot and killed Dev and his blood splattered on Will’s face before he grabbed the gun and ran off

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