While Rick and the gang were out murdering Saviors in their sleep, Morgan was back in Alexandria hard at work building…something. But what exactly was he building? WHY was he building it? And why don’t I listen to more Hozier?? Executive Producer/Visual Effects master Greg Nicotero tells Cinema Blend the answers to 2/3 of those questions:

“He’s building a cell. The jail cell that they had wasn’t necessarily much of a jail cell. It was like a little room with a little metal gate. I think Morgan is committed to the next time they have somebody in there, if they need to, they’ll attempt to rehabilitate them. He wants to be equipped. It goes back to his story with Eastman. Let’s be honest, Jesus didn’t last very long in that place. It can’t be that secure.”

Some fans are already speculating the foreshadowing attached to this news. Exhibit A:


As a reminder, here are the infamous “inmates” that have occupied the cell in the past:



Those didn’t exactly go so well…



It’s OK Morgan, we’re sure your cell will be really strong! When has a cell ever been vulnerable?


Oh, right…