AMC's The Walking Dead is building hard towards something very, very soon – we can feel it. Daryl (Norman Reedus) and our heros from Hilltop find themselves in a pretty rough spot. How rough? The opening minutes preview for "Walk With Us" released yesterday was titled "Hilltop's Last Stand" – so I guess it's safe to say that the first round goes to Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the Whisperers.
But like we said… we can't shake this feeling that something big's about to hit… and sooner than we think…
Which brings us to the following scene from"Walk With Us", and (on top of the fact that we were right with our earlier call) Aaron (Ross Marquand) ready to get his hands (ummm… his hand and arm-mace) on Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) once-and-for-all – and there's no Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) here to get between them.
Unfortunately for Aaron (fortunate for Negan), there are more than enough walkers in the area looking to cut in on their deadly dance – one that Negan wants no part of. Hmmm…
In the following promo and preview images for "Walk With Us", our heroes look to be in even worse danger than being caught between a wave of walkers and Whisperers, and the flaming gates of Hilltop. Alpha has Negan and a legion of Whisperers on the hunt for our scattered survivors – which as we now know, is a road that leads directly to one very angry man…
"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.