Spoilers below for The Walking Dead's "The Lost and the Plunderers," so be sure to watch before reading on.

Whenever Jadis and her junkyard crew first creeped up on The Walking Dead, I was pumped to see how this non-comic community would affect the overall narrative. Unfortunately, their effect had been largely negligible, with Jadis just lying to everyone about working with them. That all changed upon Simon's big visit, however. Sporting a bruised ego that Jadis did not coddle, the Savior enforcer demanded the entire group be gunned down in cold blood after their weapons had been taken from them. That bloody encounter, along with Jadis' later situation with Rick and Michonne, could lead to three potentially big payoffs. Let's break them down.

The Junkyard May Actually Hold Big Secrets

"The Lost and the Plunderers" added some contextual backstory to the nudity-embracing Jadis and her refuse-laden community. Before the zombie outbreak, it was apparently a flatter and messier area where Jadis would find items to use as art canvasses, and she later transformed the landfill to "become something new." (We got to see several of Jadis' more artistic creations within the junkyard's walls, further strengthening her bond to the location.) More interesting than her origin story, though, were Simon's questions about the helipad and the solar panels, which Jadis bemusedly sidestepped. Since few lines on this show are intentionally meaningless, we can only assume that Simon's curiosity has some narrative weight.

We know there's a rogue helicopter flying around at different times that almost definitely isn't in Rick's imagination, and we've been waiting for that junkyard helipad to get properly introduced. When we take that and the solar panels into account with the box of apple sauce cans that Jadis pulled out, it hinted at a fallout shelter, or a similarly protective bunker, possibly being nearby. That would partially explain how the group maintained itself outside of looting, but does that mean someone from Jadis' crew was flying the helicopter, or are they connected in some other way? And where is the helicopter now? And why did Simon have to ask that?!?

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