Now that the midseason premiere for the second half of season 4 of “The Walking Dead” is behind us, we can focus on episode 10, “Inmates.” AMC did a great job with the first episode and there has been a lot of hype about the ‘back 8’ going into the second half of the season. Wetpaint brought us up to date on Feb. 8 on what we can expect next.
Dania Gurira, the actress who plays Michonne, said the premiere would closely parallel the comic books. It followed only two story lines – that of Rick and Carl Grimes and Michonne’s. Episode 10, which will air Sunday, Feb. 16, will follow 4 separate story lines. Take a peek at the synopsis for episode 10:
“In the quest for stability and safety, the group faces many obstacles.”
Wow – that says a whole lot of nothing!
Tricia Brock, the director for episode 10, said this chapter would offer "some of the oddest couplings of groups you've seen" on the show. "There was violence, difficulty in dealing with one another, terror,” she added. “It's a very intimate episode. We see how these very odd groups were thrown together and how they deal with that."
We don’t know which groups we’ll see or in some cases if people are even in groups. We do know the Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) winds up with Beth Greene (Emily Kinney). Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard Jr.), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) all missed the bus when it pulled out of the prison. Tyreese (Chad Coleman) went in search of the kids, Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino), Mika Samuels (Kyla Kenedy) and maybe baby Judith so they may be together. Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) is on the bus with others from the camp but we’ve seen a few photos of him by himself and off the bus. Could these be the 4 stories we’ll see in “Inmates”?
In one of those photos, he is wearing prisoner gear. It could be he goes back to search for Maggie and other survivors. In the promo for the second half of the season, Tara (Alanna Masterson) was seen fleeing the prison, too.
Show runner Scott Gimple has said that the structure for this episode will be different, most likely because of how many story lines we will be following.
“In Episode 10 — I know it’s a structure that must have been done on television before but I can’t remember off the top of my head when it’s been done, and I’m sure someone will immediately point out to me that some of my favorite shows have done it — but Episode 10 has a really cool structure that I’m really excited to put in front of people.”
“Inmates” is shrouded in mystery and sounds exciting. We are looking forward to finding out whose stories will be told and what the new “structure” will be. What are you looking forward to when “The Walking Dead” returns on Feb. 16?
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