Warning: The next comprises spoilers concerning the season eight premiere of The Strolling Lifeless. If you have not watched but, chances are you’ll wish to bookmark this web page and return after getting. Proceed with warning.
Warfare has come to The Strolling Lifeless.
After promising to take the struggle to Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his coalition did simply that within the season eight premiere, the present’s 100th episode. And this being TWD, it took a complete episode to get going, whereas we watched the mixed members of Alexandria, the Hilltop and the Kingdom put together for what’s going to absolutely be the bloodiest battle this present has ever been.
So yeah, all of it went just about as anticipated: The crew found out the best way to steer an enormous horde of walkers in the direction of the Sanctuary, scumbag Gregory (Xander Berkeley) turned out to have ran to Negan as soon as the Hilltop determined they preferred how Maggie (Lauren Cohan) did issues a bit higher, the coalition shot out all of the home windows on the Sanctuary, making sufficient noise to lure the walkers proper to it, and when Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) foolishly received out of his walker-proof automobile to save lots of the weasel, Gregory left him for lifeless. That’ll educate you to by no means save a traitor.
The warfare has begun, however we’ll have to attend for subsequent week to see how Negan retaliates now that he is received Gabriel as leverage. (As a result of, let’s be actual, he isn’t dying simply but.) Till then, we’ll be sitting over right here questioning what the hell was occurring in these unusual scenes peppered all through the premiere with a much-older wanting Rick. As teased within the first season eight promo, the premiere opened with Elder Rick waking up in a mattress to the sounds of Bizarre Al Yankovic’s Queen parody, “One other One Rides the Bus.” (No, we’re not kidding.)
As we noticed extra of this attention-grabbing morning in Rick’s future, we discovered Carl (Chandler Riggs) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) reside in the home with him and we met a significantly older Judith. (Severely, she was about 5 and speaking.) There was discuss of a celebration, an enormous owl had been erected locally’s backyard for the event, and we have been significantly confused. Each time the present lower to considered one of these scenes, the second started with a a lot youthful Rick in what gave the impression to be in a terrified, exhausted state. Is that this future simply the fantasy of a person working out of time? Or is it one thing extra?
Followers of the comedian books might have some thought of the place that is all heading. We can’t spoil it for you right here on the off likelihood we’re proper, however try Vol. 22 of the collection for those who’re curious and do not thoughts doubtlessly being spoiled. (One trace: It is not known as “A New Starting” for nothing.) And for those who’re not serious about checking it out, we’ll be proper right here with you, piecing the clues collectively as season eight progresses.
Whereas we look forward to solutions, tell us what you assume is happening with these flash forwards within the feedback beneath!
The Strolling Lifeless airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.