If our review of last week's midseason return of AMC's The Walking Dead (which you can find here if you need a refresher), we made no bones about the fact that "Adaptation" was clearly "The Judith and Negan Show," with Cailey Fleming and Jeffrey Dean Morgan giving own-episode-worthy performances that has us hoping for more from them this season. As for the Whisperers, we saw both a quick resolution to the midseason finale… and the first moves in a war the likes of which Daryl (Norman Reedus), Michonne (Dania Gurira), Carol (Melissa McBride), and the communities have never waged before.
In the following preview for this week's episode "Omega," a team from Hilltop find clues to the missing Luke (Dan Fogler) and Alden (Callan McAuliffe). What Tara (Alanna Masterson) and the others are quickly realizing is "The Two-Man Dand" isn't lost… they were taken. Now that they're in the hands of a shotgun-toting Alpha (Samantha Morton) and the Whisperers, our heroes – and the viewers – are about to learn much more about Alpha's past:
The Walking Dead s09e10 "Omega": A new arrival at the Hilltop opens up about the leader of a group of mask-wearing savages; a search party sets out on a daring mission to find two missing friends
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 season 9 airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET.