"The Walking Dead" Season 10 "Squeeze": Carol's Primal Rage Has a Name – Alpha [OPENING MINUTES]

With AMC's The Walking Dead set to return for the second-half of its tenth season this Sunday, February 23, (paired up with the fifth-season premiere of Breaking Bad spinoff series Better Call Saul), the network is stepping up its "preview" game in a big way by following up a preview scene released earlier today (more on that below) with the opening minutes to next episode "Squeeze".

And if there was any mystery left surrounding how Carol (Melissa McBride) feels about Alpha (Samantha Morton) – especially after being trapped in a cave filled with walkers – it all becomes crystal clear with a primal scream that even puts fear in what passes as a heart in The Whisperers' leader:

In the following clip released earlier today, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) shares his "two cents" with Alpha (Samantha Morton) on who thinks the spy is – and it's not the name Alpha was expecting to hear…

So going into the second-half, we've got a dead Siddiq (Avi Nash), a very dead Dante (), Negan "pledging" The Whisperers, Michonne (Danai Gurira) shipping out for what could be her final mission, Beta (Ryan Hurst) beginning to question Alpha's leadership, and the communities in a constant state of rage-paranoia.

Then there's the matter of Daryl (Norman Reedus), Carol, Aaron (Ross Marquand), Connie (Lauren Ridloff), Kelly (Angel Theory), Magna (Nadia Hilker), and Jerry (Cooper Andrews) falling into Alpha's "cave walker" trap and about to be devoured.

When AMC's The Walking Dead returns for its second-half of season 10, our group of survivors are trapped… some in the confines of a cave filled with walkers… others, in a spiral of suspicion and grief — all orchestrated at the hand of Alpha, who continues to prove the Whisperers are always watching and one step ahead of the communities. Through this conflict and all they've lost, a few still hold onto hope, especially Eugene, who believes the mysterious voice he spoke with on the radio may lead to their world getting bigger once again.

But with the Whisperer War upon them, the collective communities must come together and possibly sacrifice all they have to find a way to silence the Whispers once and for all. Otherwise, Alpha will ensure they face a certain doom.

The cast and crew of The Walking Dead offer viewers a look at the season's final episodes:

"The Walking Dead" Season 10a Reviews

We didn't mince words over how impressed we were with season opener "Lines We Crossed" (check out our review here). Then we had Morton, Ryan Hurst, and Thora Birch raising the bar even higher with "We Are the End of the World" (check out our review here), – offering up some Whisperers backstory.

"Ghosts" elevated the paranoia as Melissa McBride continues delivering an award-winning performance (that review's here) – while "Silence the Whisperers" proved once again why it's "In Cudlitz, We Trust" (review here).

"What It Always Is" had a now-free Negan beginning his redemption arc (???) while Alpha raised the stakes against our survivors (review here).

"Bonds" had Negan being tested, Carol and Daryl possibly making matters worse for the community by "picking up" a Whisperer, and Eugene reaching out… and getting a response.

"Open Your Eyes" (review here) saw our theory about Siddiq (Avi Nash) completely, totally, and tragically put to rest. That brought us to midseason finale "The World Before" (reviewed here), as the drumbeats of war grew louder.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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