“We got into a skirmish with another group. None of them made it and we lost others, too,” the then-Oceanside leader Natania told Tara on season seven. “We left our old home with just the clothes on our backs and then we found this place.”
It was later revealed during season eight that the Savior Simon had killed all of the men and children of Oceanside behind Negan’s back.
We finally saw Oceanside’s old home Sunday night. Cyndie explained that Arat was part of a sub-section of the Saviors who killed the Oceanside men and children. As a result, she eventually
“This was our home. My mother and my grandmother found this place for the group,” said Cyndie told Maggie. “Me and my brother used to play right here, but then the Saviors came and Simon wanted what we had. He gave us our ‘final warning.'”
“We went along because … until you killed Gregory. That’s when we knew. Rick’s rules aren’t the only rules. You showed us the way. It was time.”
“They murdered my mother. She [Arat] shot my brother. Right here and they took everything because they could.” Cyndie continued despite Arat begging for her life. “You asked me to beg for his life. He was crying and you smiled… He was only 11 years old, and what did you say?”
“No exceptions,” said Arat before Maggie turned her back and let Cyndie and Beatrice take her out.
In April, Steven Ogg told INSIDER he didn’t know that would be part of his character’s reveal and may have played him differently had he known he was responsible for massacring a group of men. You can read our interview with him here.