With the midseason premiere less than 2 weeks away. AMC has finally posted the titles and synopses for the remainder of season 4 of “The Walking Dead.” Wetpaint shared the list on Jan. 29 and now we can get a glimpse of what lies ahead in the world of Walkers. This article contains spoilers so read on at your own risk.
This is the AMC synopsis for the second half of the season on the whole:
"Following the devastating events of the midseason finale, Rick and the group are still reeling from the loss of their home, family, and friends. With the destruction of the prison, we see the group of survivors broken apart and sent on divergent paths, unsure of everyone else's fate. What was a challenging life behind fences and walls grows that much more perilous and precious as they are exposed to new dangers, new enemies, and heartbreaking choices. They will have their faith thoroughly tested -- a faith that breaks some of them and redeems others."
Episode 9 is titled “After” and airs Sunday, Feb. 9. The synopsis reads:
"Rick deals with old wounds; prison residents consider if survival will be enough."
This is the episode that we all know by now will be Rick and Carl-centric. We also expect to learn more about Michonne’s past before the zombie apocalypse.
Episode 10 is titled “Inmates” and will air on Feb. 16. The synopsis says:
“In the quest for stability and safety, the group faces many obstacles.”
That pretty much tells us nothing but episode director Tricia Brock teased that it would focus on 4 separate storylines. She went on to say that it would have "some of the oddest couplings of groups you've seen" on the show. "There was violence, difficulty in dealing with one another, terror. It's a very intimate episode. We see how these very odd groups were thrown together and how they deal with that." Which 4 storylines will be featured is as yet unknown.
Episode 11 is called “Claimed” and airs on Feb. 23. The synopsis reads:
"A number of immediate threats plague Rick; group members deal with their past."
It looks as if Rick will feature prominently in this episode but the source of threats remains unclear. Which members of the group will have to face their pasts is intriguing. It could be referring to Michonne or maybe Bob Stookey who has now outlived 2 groups of survivors. It might have to do with Tara who may be trying to join up with one of the groups of prison survivors, a move that would put her in some hot water after she took part in the attack on the prison.
Episode 12 is entitled “Still” and will be shown on March 2. The synopsis says that:
"An enlightening mission springs from a request from one of the group members."
This could be when we meet Eugene, Abraham and Rosita on their way to Washington D.C. to get some answers. In the comic books, Eugene is a scientist who claims to know how the zombie apocalypse started. Or it might be related to that weird “sanctuary” radio message.
Episode 13 is ominously called “Alone” and will be shown on March 9. The synopsis reads:
"One group finds a shelter; a group has a realization about protection."
The vagueness of this synopsis makes it hard to guess anything about what might be happening except that at least one group is safe. It seems to imply there are now only two groups so maybe some of the others have reconnected by now.
Episode 14 is “The Grove” and will air on March 16. The synopsis says:
"After establishing a new shelter, the group considers things returning to the way they used to be."
If you recall, in the recently released promos, Rick has been warning to that things will never be the way they were and that we can’t look back so this synopsis may be misleading. We aren’t even sure who is in this group, either.
Episode 15 is called “Us” and will air March 23. The synopsis for this one is really short:
"Survivors rely on brutality and faith."
Wow! Not much to go on here but it could the arrival of “the Hunters.”
Episode 16 is the season finale and is called “A.” It will be shown on March 30. Here’s the synopsis:
"Many paths collide; Rick faces sheer brutality; the group struggles to survive."
The wording “The group” implies everyone is back together, at least whoever is still alive. Will Carol or Morgan Jones be part of the group by this time? Norman Reedus said of the episode that it would be a "very ambitious" episode, adding "they went big with it." According to an AMC executive, the finale will give us glimpse into where season 5 will be headed.
What do you think of these episode titles and descriptions? You have any theories or questions?
Mark your calendars for Feb. 9 when “The Walking Dead” returns on AMC.
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