We still have a few short weeks to wait until The Walking Dead comes back to our TV screens, but when the show finally returns following a six-week hiatus, fans will have to stock up on boxes of tissues for what promises to be the most heartbreaking episode yet. AMC has unleashed two new promos hinting at just how devastating the mid-season premiere will be.
First off is a new teaser where the women of The Walking Dead take center stage, with Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Rosita (Christian Serratos), Tara (Alanna Masterson), Carol (Melissa McBride), and Enid (Katelyn Nacon) all showing up.
Maggie’s still at the Hilltop, and Michonne is trying to hide from some oncoming walkers. Rosita’s in trouble with some zombies in the water, while Tara is putting a gun against Dwight’s (Austin Amelio) head. At Oceanside, Enid is warning someone the Saviors are coming and they will wipe the community out. All the while, we hear Carol’s voiceover: “[Running] just means we get tomorrow. Maybe one more night. After that, no guarantees.”
The second promo is actually a 90-second trailer that shows the aftermath of the devastating mid-season finale. Alexandria is burning, and our Alexandria survivors are hiding in the sewers. We see Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol returning to the Hilltop; the Saviors threatening Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh); and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) not being too happy that Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the gang have managed to escape his assault on the community, among other things.
However, things get super emotional right off the bat when a dying Carl (Chandler Riggs) imparts some final words of wisdom to his distraught father. “You put away your gun. How you stopped fighting … it was right. It still is. You can still be like that again.” If that wasn’t enough to make you bawl your eyes out, the trailer ends with Carl telling his dad: “Before Mom died, she told me I was going to beat this world. You will.”
Yep, looks like we can go ahead and cue the waterworks when The Walking Dead returns for a whopping 82-minute episode on Feb. 25.