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'The Walking Dead' season 4 spoilers: Episode 9-16 titles and synopses revealed

On Wednesday, January 29 Wetpaint Entertainment posted the official episode titles and synopses for the second half of the fourth season of "The Walking Dead," the AMC drama which will return next month. The final eight episodes will introduce more new characters and locations from the comic book series.

Michonne
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The ninth episode, "After," will feature Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) heavily has he struggles to take care of Rick and find a safe place to stay. The synopsis explains that "Rick deals with old wounds; prison residents consider if survival will be enough" so there will also be glimpses of the other survivors has they try to stay alive among the herds of walkers drawn to the prison attack. A flashback sequence will happen near the end of the episode which apparently explains Michonne's life before the walkers.

The tenth episode is called "Inmates" and is expected to air on Sunday, February 16. The episode synopsis reveals that "in the quest for stability and safety, the group faces many obstacles" so walkers may not be the only threat anymore. Executive producers have explained that the episode will features several different story lines and it's possible that the three characters from the comic book series will appear in this episode. Those characters are Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos), Abraham For (Michael Cudlitz) and Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt).

"Claimed" will be the title of the eleventh episode and the synopsis is that "a number of immediate threats plague Rick, and group members deal with their past" which hints that Rick may not make it out of this season alive. It's possible that the episode will deal with Maggie and Beth losing their dad or it could be Bob Stookey's past as an alcoholic.

The twelfth episode will be "Still" and will follow "an enlightened mission that springs from a request from one of the group members" which hints that story lines from the comic books are becoming more involved. The mission could be related to The Sanctuary, which was teased earlier this season, or Dr. Porter who is going to Washington D.C. to try to get answers about the virus. The episode will air on Sunday, March 2.

"Alone" is the thirteenth episode and will air on Sunday, March 9. The synopsis reveals that "one group finds a shelter and another group has a realization about protection." The second half will focus more on individual characters and relationships than major events and it seems the survivors don't regroup immediately. The episode will air on Sunday, March 9.

The fourteenth episode is called "The Grove" and will air Sunday, March 16. The synopsis is that "after establishing a new shelter, the group considers things returning to the way they used to be" so they manage to find somewhere at least as secure as the prison.

"Survivors rely on brutality and faith" is the synopsis for the fifteenth episode called "Us," which is scheduled to air on Sunday, March 23. The brutality could be a reference to The Hunters, a group of violent survivors from the comic books that Rick and other other encounter looking for safety.

The sixteenth episode and season four finale is called "A," and will air on Sunday, March 30. The synopsis reveals that "many paths collide; Rick faces sheer brutality and the group struggles to survive" so it's possible there will be more character deaths in this episode. It's possible that the paths crossing will include characters like Carol, Morgan and newcomer Gareth.

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