In the first three episodes of TWD Season 8, “Mercy,” “The Damned,” and “Monsters,” we’ve seen one continuous story. These episodes have been like watching an extended action movie, but how long can this last?
On IMDB, the next two episodes are called “Some Guy” and “The Big Scary U.” Both have descriptions that talk about the “Savior arsenal” and Negan, so it’s likely we’re going to continue following the path of the war.
Will the first full half of TWD Season 8 (first eight episodes) be one story arc?
TWD Season 8 Continues The Action
Fans of The Walking Dead know that all of the episodes move in one direction, but we’ve never seen anything quite like TWD Season 8. Due to the action progress of the story, every episode ends with a cliffhanger.
In “The Damned,” Morales got a gun on Rick Grimes. In “Monsters,” a single sniper took out about eight of the King’s men, including the three that saved him. This will make for great binge watching. But it’s frustrating for fans watching weekly.
The real worry, of course, comes from the upcoming episode six.
Trouble For Rick Grimes On The Way
Assuming that the next two episodes follow the action, TWD Season 8, Episode 6 is entitled, “The King, the Widow, and Rick.” We already know that Negan wants these three alive—according to Morales—but does this mean he catches our heroes?
IMDB writes, “With things looking up for Rick and the group, an argument breaks out at the Hilltop, where the consequences of the decision are life versus death.” Based on the title, this could be the best episode of the season.
It could also refer to a conversation about the prisoners between Maggie, Rick, and King Ezekiel. Right now, we know that Maggie can’t simply kill Jesus’ prisoners, despite the wishes of Morgan and Tara.
Daryl Dixon is also killing every Savior, where Rick wants to give a few chances. This will likely involve the big debate about what to do with those who surrender.
Do you think it’s possible that Negan can capture our heroes in TWD Season 8?