Welcome back to Bring Out Your Dead: Bleeding Cool's The Walking Dead Live-Blog as we take a look at the 14th episode of the long-running AMC series' ninth season, "Scars."
Last week's episode lived up to its name: "Chokepoint." Situations went from bad to a slow-growing worse with Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Beta (Ryan Hurst) facing off in the first of what now appears will be several more rounds to come. After he introduced Beta to the near-bottom of an elevator shaft, Daryl brought Connie (Lauren Ridloff), Henry (Matt Lintz), and Lydia (Cassady McClincy) to Alexandria for a breather before heading off… somewhere.
Meanwhile, Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Carol (Melissa McBride) made The Highwaymen an offer they couldn't refuse – an offer we definitely didn't see coming. Meanwhile, the Trade Fair inches closer… so why can't we shake this "Red Wedding" feeling?
Which brings us one more fateful step closer to our season finale, with this week's "Scars" taking us back to the time after Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and before the communities were divided. A time before the scars…
The Walking Dead s09e14 "Scars": An outsider's arrival forces Alexandria to rehash devastating old wounds; eye-opening secrets from the past are revealed.
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In one of the most talked about scenes from last week, Beta is tasked with bringing Lydia back to the Whisperers – but he's going to have to go through Daryl first:
Go behind the scenes with Reedus, Hurst and the crew to see how they created the showdown between Daryl and Beta:
The second half of "The Walking Dead" Season 9 finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves.
What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought. The group's rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it's unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.
Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, "The Walking Dead" tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth.
AMC's The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET.