The Walking Dead Offers Dog Some Serious Season 10C Respect

By now, we're pretty sure fans of AMC's The Walking Dead have picked apart yesterday's trailer for next month's kick-off to Season 10C (otherwise known as the six "extra" episodes meant to serve as a bridge between Seasons 10 and 11) with tweezers and a scalpel. We've got Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) at a crossroads, and Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) taking on the Commonwealth. Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has some serious readjusting to do now that she's back- and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) still being alive is definitely complicating matters. Meanwhile, the ex-Saviors leader's journey towards redemption forces him to confront his past- as Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) find their respective faiths questioned at a time when believing in something could keep them alive. But our biggest question? What about Dog?

The Walking Dead (Image: AMC Networks)
The Walking Dead (Image: AMC Networks)

Though we've gotten glimpses of the confirmation already, AMC made it official on Friday by bestowing upon the hero a mini-teaser honor he so richly deserves. Here's a look at a proper tribute to Daryl's best friend, as Dog returns alongside AMC's The Walking Dead on Sunday, February 28:

To be clear, we have nothing but love and respect for the teasers previously released for Cohan's Maggie marking her return and for McBride's Carol that wonders if she can ever be trusted again:

Here's a look at what viewers can expect when The Walking Dead returns for the first of six new episodes, beginning Sunday, February 28, on AMC:

What We Know (So Far) About The Walking Dead Season 10C

Here's a look at the behind-the-scenes video released for Season 10C, followed by a mini-season overview and the episode intel (with the updated table read videos, including today's clip from "Find Me") that were released. Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Perry Mason, Scorpion) as Mays, Hilarie Burton Morgan (One Tree Hill, White Collar, Friday Night In with the Morgans) as Lucille, and new co-star Okea Eme-Akwari (Greenland, Cobra Kai) as Elijah are set to join the cast. The six new episodes will debut Sunday, February 28 at 9 pm ET/8CT, followed by a new episode of Talking Dead each week.

Last 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 1017 – "Home Sweet Home": Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has returned with a story she is not ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) safety is at stake again. Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Maggie fight an unseen and unknown threat. Director: David Boyd / Writers: Kevin Deiboldt & Corey Reed.

EPISODE 1018 – "Find Me": An adventure for Daryl and Carol (Melissa McBride) turns sideways when they come across an old cabin. It takes Daryl back to the years when he left the group after Rick disappeared as he relives a time that only the apocalypse could manifest. Director: David Boyd / Writer: Nicole Mirante-Matthews.

EPISODE 1019 – "One More": Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) search for food and supplies to bring back to Alexandria. Small tragedies lead to bigger tragedies as faith is broken and optimism is fragmented when they are put to the ultimate test. Director: Laura Belsey / Writers: Erik Mountain & Jim Barnes.

EPISODE 1020 – "Splinter": Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are captured and separated. Princess struggles with memories of her traumatic past and tries to escape one way or another with the help of Ezekiel. Director: Laura Belsey / Writers: Julia Ruchman & Vivian Tse.

EPISODE 1021 – "Diverged": Daryl and Carol 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 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.

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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