The Walking Dead: JDM Wants Andrew Lincoln Back & More; S11E05 Preview

With "Out of the Ashes," AMC's The Walking Dead shines a spotlight on three major storyline fronts. Princess (Paola Lázaro), Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), and Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) begin their Commonwealth orientation and get to meet some very interesting folks that they (and the viewers) are going to get to know very well. From there, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) continue their journey into the heart of darkness as their mental chess match continues. And we definitely can't forget about Aaron (Ross Marquand), who must train the folks in Alexandria to fight when his worst fears become reality after squatters are found at Hilltop. But before we get to all of that? Morgan would like you to know that just like us? He wants Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) back, too. That's just one of the mini-revelations Morgan lets loose with in the following edition of "Ask TWD" where cast members have to tackle as many topics as possible in 40 seconds. And yes, someone is keeping score.

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Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan – The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 8 – Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

Here's a look at Morgan's attempt to cover as many fan questions as possible, which also includes if he thinks Negan was a good gym teacher, what his favorite Negan line is, which moment from "Here's Negan" stood out to him the most, and more (plus, you get to where his scorecard rank is in comparison to the rest of the cast who've had their runs at this):

Now here's a look back at the promo for "Out of the Ashes" as each of the storyline threads we just discussed comes to life. Following that, we have a look at the episode overview followed by the Negan & Maggie-focused released earlier this week

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Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC
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Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC
The Walking Dead: JDM Wants Andrew Lincoln Back & More; S11E05 Preview
Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC

The Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 5 "Out of the Ashes": Alexandrians encounter Hilltop squatters; Eugene's group undergoes orientation at the Commonwealth. Directed by Greg Nicotero and written by LaToya Morgan.

Here's a look at the epic first trailer for the return of The Walking Dead that was released during Comic-Con@Home (make sure to stay through to the very end)- and if you think the Reapers look like a different and very dangerous group? That's because they are…

AMC also released four mini-teasers for the long-running series' final run, with "Survivor", "Outnumbered", "Guarded", and "Threatened" offering a greater sense of just how different our heroes' world is about to become:

Previously on "The Walking Dead," our survivors confronted past demons and combated new threats, with friendships and relationships suffering from the mounting collateral damage that is the apocalypse. Alexandria is severely compromised, left a former shell of the home it once was from the carnage and devastation left behind by the Whisperers.

Now all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie and her new group, the Wardens. Alexandria has more people than it can manage to feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions heat up over past events and self-preservation rises to the surface within the ravaged walls.

They must secure more food while they attempt to restore Alexandria before it collapses like countless other communities they have come across throughout the years. But where and how? More haggard and hungrier than ever before, they must dig deeper to find the effort and strength to safeguard the lives of their children, even if it means losing their own. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to those at Alexandria, Eugene, Ezekiel, Yumiko, and Princess are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.

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About 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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