“All out war has had a devastating impact on every person involved. The communities themselves are fractured. Alexandria has been destroyed, the Hilltop finds themselves pinned, and the Kingdom is shattered — half of them dead, the other half controlled by the Saviors,” read The Walking Dead Season 8B synopsis.
The next portion of the synopsis provided some backstory from Season 8A. Essentially, Rick Grimes came back to Alexandria to find that his son Carl Grimes had “heroically shepherded” their people to safety, but been bitten in the process. Rick’s beacon of hope may be dying out like a burning star.
In addition, Aaron and Enid are in trouble with Oceanside, Father Gabriel is on his deathbed as Dr. Carson smuggles him away, and Maggie is wrestling with her decision to kill the prisoners.
The Last Stand On The Walking Dead
As for the Saviors, “Negan continues to deal with struggles within his ranks as workers, traitors, and others’ thirst for power cause conflict at the Sanctuary. Having gifted the Saviors a major victory, Eugene’s loyalty is repeatedly tested as new obstacles present themselves.”
The tease doesn’t give as much information as it summarizes Season 8A. For the most part, it’s just letting us know that everyone is still in their places. There aren’t any more strategic attacks mentioned at all. We presume that the next fight will happen at Hilltop since it’s the only place left.
There’s also a super short trailer where Daryl Dixon mentions going to Hilltop to fight as one large group.
The Blurred Line Between Good And Evil
Finally, the synopsis reads, “As all-out-war consumes us, the line between good and evil continues to blur. People fighting for what they believe in. Everybody working together for something bigger — to feel safe and have a world worth living in.”
In addition to the summary above, the promo key art is moving from “All Out War” to “The Last Stand, which makes us think the war will end in Season 8. Based on how slow the war was moving (it’s only been around 24 hours), they could have kept the war going much longer.
Some fans are tired of Negan, while others want to dive into his character a little deeper. Whatever happens next, there are going to be a lot more bodies.
Do you think Rick Grimes will follow the comic and choose not to kill Negan?