Not one of ricks group begged for mercy. Odds are Rick becomes the next leader of the pack. Otherwise they all run out of food and eventually die. The last episode is a bit like a ghengis khan movie I watched once. The group itself is unstable and they may realize the need a positive to offset a negan.
But that’s just a bizarre theory of mine. LoL pode and antipode. The world is so screwed up if everyone in it goes insane then … There’s nothing left. Except the dead. And they don’t care.
End of humans the virus wins.