AMC's The Walking Dead left Daryl (Norman Reedus) and the fighters from Hilltop in a pretty tough situation by the time the end credits rolled on "Morning Star": finding themselves between a wave of walkers and Whisperers, and the flaming perimeter of Hilltop's gates.
Which brings us to the opening minutes of "Walk With Us", and as you might be able to tell from the title of the following clip? Hilltop looks to be the first major casualty of "The Whisperers War" – and Judith (Cailey Fleming) is coming face-to-face (literally) with the brutal realities of war:
In the following promo and preview images for "Walk With Us", our heroes look to be in even worse danger. Alpha (Samantha Morton) has Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and a legion of Whisperers on the hunt for our scattered survivors – and what looks like a Negan-Aaron (Ross Marquand) face-off – or is something else at play?
"The Walking Dead" Season 1 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.
After a mideason break, we learned that those drumbeats had turned into thunder, as "Squeeze" (review here) and "Stalker" (review here) turned up the heat on what was once a stealth "cold war" back-n-forth between Alpha and our heroes. Then with "Morning Star" (review here), that heat caught fire… literally.