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The Walking Dead Rewind: A Look Back at Season 8, Episode 14

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With only one more episode left before AMC's The Walking Dead wraps up it's eighth season with what's being called a very "unexpected" season finale to "All Out War, let's take a look back at Bleeding Cool's review of the fourteenth episode 'Still Gotta Mean Something' ahead of Sunday night's episode.

It's three quality episodes in a row for the series, as Carol (Melissa McBride) takes a leap of personal faith in her search for Henry (Macsen Lintz). Morgan (Lennie James) starts out helping her, but takes off on his own mission to kill some Saviors – which just so happens to be the same thing Rick (Andrew Lincoln) has in mind. Meanwhile, Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) was ready to turn Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) into "walker chow" until he convinced her that he had nothing to do with the slaughter of her Scavengers. Daryl (Norman Reedus) takes a time-out from hating Dwight (Austin Amelio) long enough to devise a plan with Rosita (Christian Serratos) to stop Eugene (Josh McDermitt) from making ammo – by any means necessary. After Rick returns to the Hilltop, he finally listens to Michonne (Danai Gurira) and reads Carl's letter.

Did I mention Negan picked up someone at the end of the episode…and that the mysterious helicopter returns?

Here's a look at this Sunday's penultimate episode of AMC's The Walking Dead, 'Worth':

The Walking Dead Episode 8×15 'Worth': With the threat of the Saviors still looming, Aaron continues searching for allies; Daryl and Rosita take action and confront an old friend.

All out war has had a devastating impact on every person involved. The communities themselves are fractured. Alexandria has been destroyed, the Hilltop finds themselves pinned, and the Kingdom is shattered — half of them dead, the other half controlled by the Saviors.

At the very center — Rick, having been distracted by the conflict, has just returned home to learn that Carl, who heroically shepherded the Alexandrians to safety during Negan's attack, has been bitten by a walker. Once his sole motivation in this otherwise stark existence, Rick is forced to deal with this reality. Carl has always been a beacon of hope, a symbol for the remaining thread of humanity — lessons that the survivors around him would be wise to take with them as this war surges onward.

But Rick isn't the only person who's living in peril. Aaron and Enid are in a dire situation at Oceanside — unclear if they're in friendly territory, or if they've just made new enemies. Father Gabriel will do his part in attempting to smuggle Dr. Carson safely back to the Hilltop and a pregnant Maggie is wrestling with the many moral gray areas that come with leadership during war. In a standoff with the Saviors, she must decide how to proceed with the dozens of POW lives she's currently in control of, as well as new complications that come with being a leader.

In addition to the war, Negan continues to deal with struggles within his ranks as workers, traitors, and others' thirst for power cause conflict at the Sanctuary. Having gifted the Saviors a major victory, Eugene's loyalty is repeatedly tested as new obstacles present themselves.

As all-out-war consumes us, the line between good and evil continues to blur. People fighting for what they believe in. Everybody working together for something bigger — to feel safe and have a world worth living in.

The Walking Dead Rewind: A Look Back at Season 8, Episode 14

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Ray FlookAbout Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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