Thanks for being a part of All Out 'Dead': Bleeding Cool's 'The Walking Dead' Season 8 Live-Blog!
After seven seasons, 99 episodes and about a million 'CORALS!", AMC's The Walking Dead is celebrating it's 100th episode in the best way possible with a little thing we like to call "All Out War." That's right, after a Season 7 that continued to find ways to poke at our last nerves like a razor sharp porcupine quill, the time has finally come for Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his army to finally take the good fight to Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and The Saviors. And when the dust settles, there won't be enough detergent in what's left of the world to clean up this mess…
So on that happy note, welcome to our live-blog!
● This page should update…but just to be on the safe side I strongly suggest you refresh every now and then to make sure because I've been known to ramble often and quickly.
● If you're going to social media to talk about what we're talking about, go with: #bclive and #liveblog.
● Don't go anywhere after the east coast premiere, as we're also live-blogging Talking Dead with Chris Hardwick immediately following; and for west coast fans, we'll be staying up past curfew to live-blog with you, too!
● So that's it! Check-back here for some interesting stuff…show starts at 9:00 pm EST!
Here is AMC's official synopsis for The Walking Dead Season 8, as well as for the season's first three episodes:
"Last year, Rick Grimes and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be. The introduction of Negan and the Saviors broke our group.
Feeling powerless under Negan's rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn't be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough fire power to contest the Saviors.
This year, Rick brings 'All Out War' to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.
Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it's not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors' grip on this world may finally be coming to an end."
The Walking Dead Episode 8×01 'Mercy': Rick and his group, along with the Kingdom and Hilltop, have banded together to bring the fight to Negan and the Saviors.
The Walking Dead Episode 8×02 'The Damned': The plan involving Alexandrians, Kingdommers and Hilltoppers unfolds; as Rick continues to fight, he encounters a familiar face.
The Walking Dead Episode 8×03 'Monsters': Conflict with the Saviors leads to unintended consequences for the Hilltop, the Kingdom, and Alexandria; morality proves tricky in wartime.
The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), Lennie James (Morgan Jones), Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel Stokes), Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler), Khary Payton (King Ezekiel), and Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes); with Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert, showrunner Scott M. Gimple and franchise creator Robert Kirkman serving as executive producers.