Spoiler Alert! If you haven’t watched The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 2 “The Damned,” content in this article pertains to this episode.
Last night on second episode of The Walking Dead season 8, Rick encountered an old, old survivor of the zombie apocalypse. Rick called him by his name, “Morales.” and even mentioned where the guy was from. But who is Morales? Which season of The Walking Dead did viewers meet this now Savior?
During the initial outbreak, Morales evacuated with his wife Miranda and children Louis and Eliza from Atlanta and eventually finds a group of survivors. He goes on a supply run in “Guts,” the second episode of the series, along with Rick, Andrea, Merle, Glenn, T-Dog and Jacqui. After a walker attack, Morales, his wife, and their two children make the decision that they will not be going to the CDC with the rest of the group and announce that they will be going to Birmingham in hopes of finding other family members. The group does not like their decision, but Rick gives Morales a gun with a box of ammo, and a walkie-talkie in case they want to contact the group if they change their minds. The Morales family bids farewell to the group and drive off.
Fast forward seven seasons later…
For reasons unknown, Morales eventually ended up in the D.C. area where he joined the Saviors and became a lieutenant.
Morales holds Rick gunpoint at a Savior outpost and greets him. Rick recognizes him and reminds him he knew him in Atlanta. Morales responds that that was a long time ago and reveals that he has called the Saviors to come back.
He will be an upcoming episode “Monsters.”