After checking in with Daryl (Norman Reedus), Carol (Melissa McBride), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), and the others during "Home Sweet Home" and "Find Me" (check out our review here), the focus of AMC's The Walking Dead shifts this week to Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) in what could be the darkest episode of the mini-season. Finding their faith strained and their optimism fragmented, Gabriel and Aaron are burnt out, desperate, and near a point there may be no going back from. Will Robert Patrick's Mays have the answer they need- or will he prove the final straw before our heroes break?
Here's a look at the opening minutes to Sunday's episode, with Gabriel and Aaron discovering yet another dead end (literally) before moving on to the next wave of walkers to kill before the next mission- because there's always "One More" bit of hope to check on:
Now here's a look at the promo, episode overview, and sneak preview for the next episode of The Walking Dead:
The Walking Dead Season 10, Episode 19 "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. Directed by Laura Belsey, and written by Erik Mountain and Jim Barnes.
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 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.