One of Minho’s more underrated quotes, and I just felt like pointing out the parallels here.
Both Newt and Minho break the second rule - never harm another Glader - as Ben and Alby get stung.
They hit the other over the head to incapacitate them, it is necessary to keep them from hurting themselves and others, and both Minho and Newt know that and don’t hesitate to act.
What’s interesting though, is that Ben is Minho’s running partner, and Alby’s Newt’s best friend - Minho and Newt had to take out the respective other’s companion.
And that shot in WICKED HQ had no link to that until Wes Ball revealed the two corpses the two of them are looking at are actually Alby and Ben.
The message is clear: they have failed in trying to save their friends, despite their best efforts. Only the two of them are left, to take care of each other, to get each other to safety.
And Minho doesn’t know it yet, but he’ll fail there as well.