AMC's The Walking Dead is setting up the second of its two-week punch to our "feels" (check out our review of last week's "Walk With Us" here) with "What We Become" – and considering it's going to be Danai Gurira's final run as Michonne, we're expecting it to be an emotional rollercoaster (with vibes that her journey may be left in a "To Be Continued…" status). So to say we're nervous would be an understatement. It's not that we don't trust Virgil (Kevin Carroll) – we don't – it's just that these types of "trust missions" usually don't end well.
Which is why the opening minutes to this week's episode has us so concerned – a flashback to a time when Michonne was only about Michonne that feels as if it was three lifetimes ago.
Now, here's a look back at the promo and preview images for "What We Become":
"The Walking Dead" season 10, episode 13 "What We Become": Michonne takes Virgil back to his island to find his family; in exchange, Virgil offers weapons.
"The Walking Dead" Season 10 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, Hurst, and 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 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.