Glad to see you survived your mid-season break, and welcome back to Bring Out Your Dead!: Bleeding Cool's The Walking Dead Live-blog! Tonight, we'll be taking a look at Season 8's 80+ minute ninth episode, 'Honor', as "All Out War" reaches its final stages.
The Walking Dead Episode 8×09 'Honor': Rick faces new difficulties after a battle. Meanwhile, the fight continues in other communities as core members face hard decisions.
After a mid-season finale that saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his coalition beaten pretty hard but still not broken, a newly emboldened Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors have driven our heroes underground. The Kingdom has been abandoned, with King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) captured. Alexandria burns under Negan's "scorched earth" retribution. The Hilltop readies itself for a final battle. With the Saviors emboldened and poised to launch a final strike, our heroes have realize that "It's Time to Finish the Fight!" But before the carnage, a time to reflect and say goodbye to a beloved character…
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Here's a look at our recap of The Walking Dead's mid-season finale, 'How It's Gotta Be':
The cast and creators take us behind the scenes to discuss the survivors' strengths and weaknesses during their last stand against Negan and the Saviors in the second-half of Season 8:
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, out-going showrunner Scott M. Gimple and franchise creator Robert Kirkman serving as executive producers.