Directed by Laura Belsey and written by Julia Ruchman and Vivian Tse, this weekend's chapter of The Walking Dead Season 10C finds Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) captured and separated by what we're confidently saying is the Commonwealth. Struggling with memories of her traumatic past, Princess looks for an escape with help from Ezekiel. As you can tell from just that brief overview, "Splinter" looks to not only offer viewers answers to what happened to our foursome but also set the stage for Season 11 and a "New World Order." Now since we're in that weird "limbo" period where AMC+ subscribers have access to the ep while AMC cable folks are waiting until Sunday, the fine folks over at FOX UK are offering a look at the cast and crew behind the scenes- and considering how uber-serious the episode looks (our spoiler-free "15 thoughts" goes live on Saturday), it's nice to see they found some time to laugh a little.
Here's a look at the official promo and preview for this weekend's episode "Splinter":
And here's a look back at the previously-released table read preview for this weekend's chapter:
Here's What's Still Ahead for The Walking Dead Season 10C
Last time on The Walking Dead, we witnessed the fall of Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the end of the Whisperers War. The Kingdom had fallen, Hilltop was virtually destroyed and Alexandria abandoned to prepare for final battle. Our survivors were trapped and separated from one another. Yet, when faced with almost certain death, they rallied together to fight, killing Beta (Ryan Hurst) and eliminating the threat of the horde.
In these six new episodes, we find our survivors trying to pick themselves up by their bootstraps following the destruction the Whisperers left in their wake. The years of struggle weigh upon them as past traumas surface, exposing their more vulnerable sides. As they question the state of humanity, the state of their collective community, and the states of their minds, will they find the inner strength to persevere with their lives, friendships, and group intact?
EPISODE 1021 – "Diverged": Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) come to a fork in the road and head their separate ways. Each going into their own type of survival mode, the easiest of challenges become much harder. Will their individual journeys be the tipping point needed to mend their friendship or is the distance between them permanent? Director: David Boyd / Writer: Heather Bellson.
EPISODE 1022 – "Here's Negan": Carol takes Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) on a journey, hoping to minimize the increasing tension. Negan reflects on the events that led him to this point and comes to a conclusion about his future. Director: Laura Belsey / Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick.