The digital camera pans over to Mercer throughout key moments in Eugene’s speech to the jury to indicate the parallels between the 2 characters.
Throughout the closing remarks of his trial for Sebastian’s dying, Eugene addresses the gang, evaluating the corruption inside Negan’s former group to the corruption inside Governor Pamela Milton’s Commonwealth.
As Eugene tells the courtroom how he conveniently seemed the opposite means when Negan’s management carried out heinous acts, as a result of issues have been good for him, the digital camera cuts to Mercer, the chief of the Commonwealth army, a number of instances.
There are two key moments that stand out.
Mercer is proven Eugene. after which trying down as he says, “I knew what was occurring. My inaction made me responsible and I hated myself for it.”
Just a few moments later, Eugene tells the gang that he determined to insurgent in opposition to Negan to assist his associates, though it meant risking his life. Due to his alternative, they have been profitable.
As Eugene says the phrases, “I discovered that one individual can do this… Generally all it takes is one individual to do this,” the digital camera pans to a full close-up of Mercer.
Like Eugene with the Saviors, Mercer is aware of there may be corruption to wash up throughout the Commonwealth. Throughout the previous few episodes, Mercer has been requested by Eugene’s group to assist cease that corruption to no avail.
Seconds later, Eugene is discovered responsible of Sebastian’s dying.
Moved, in all probability partially by his speech, Mercer reveals to Eugene that he’s on his aspect shifting ahead in the direction of the top of the episode.