Judas slips away into the night. He has a agreed to betray Jesus, and soon his plot must be set into motion. But first Jesus gives Judas, yes even Judas, his own body and blood at the first Lord's Supper. There is no reason to not think that Judas received the first communion before heading off into the night. All of us - traitors and deniers and blasphemers all - need this mercy and compassion and forgiveness that comes only from Jesus.
Even " if we are faithless, he remains faithful—for he cannot deny himself" (2 Timothy 2.13).