in the movie, minho told thomas that he’s already mapped every inch of the glade and that alby told him not to tell anyone so everyone would still have hope and my mind immediately flashed to when newt was telling thomas about the runners and how they were workin’ to get them out. that because of them there was hope. that’s when i realized that alby and minho hadn’t even told newt. alby mentioned the “dark days” and hinted that gladers whose names had been crossed out on the wall were lost to them ending their lives. but that was before there was order. sound familiar? remember how newt was ranting about order in the books? this might just be canon in the movie but alby and minho didn’t want newt to lose hope again and both mutually agreed to hide the truth from him. they didn’t want to cross out another name on that wall.