We're back once again with another edition of Bleeding Cool's weekly recap of AMC's The Walking Dead Season 8; and after saying our final goodbyes to Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), we're back to the main action in a big way that was more emotionally painful than even the mid-season premiere. You'll find our "revap" (review/recap) of the series' tenth episode 'The Lost and the Plunderers' after an episode reminder and a little disclaimer.
The Walking Dead Episode 8×010 'The Lost and the Plunderers': Groups unite their forces and converge on the Hilltop; Aaron and Enid search for allies; Simon takes matters into his own hands.
The show's mid-season finale saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his coalition beaten pretty hard but still not broken, driven underground by a newly emboldened Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors. As the Hilltop readies itself for a final battle and the Saviors poised to launch a final strike, our heroes have realized that "It's Time to Finish the Fight!" Aside from Carl (Riggs) shuffling off this mortal coil during the mid-season opener and Morgan (Lennie James) set to move on to Fear the Walking Dead, all bets are off going into the final eight episodes.
But one quick thing before we get our recap under way…
Just to be clear, this is what I like to call a "revap": a recap/review/stream of consciousness mash-up "monster" all its own — but I will be covering some themes and takeaways involving major and minor plot points from the episode. Just something to keep in mind before watching or re-watching the episode. Definitely not looking to have angry fellow geeks outside my apartment with pitchforks and torches because I slacked off on the spoiler warnings.
AMC gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the horrifically tragic "zombie grinder" scene from the episode:
Negan (Morgan) tries to convince Rick (Lincoln) to stop fighting before he loses any more loved ones in the final scene from the episode:
Thanks for joining us this week, and make sure to join us next week as we take a look at:
The Walking Dead Episode 8×11 'Dead or Alive Or': Daryl finds himself in bad company as his group heads to the Hilltop; Maggie makes difficult decisions at the Hilltop; Gabriel's faith becomes tested.