We've been waiting more than two months for a new episode of The Walking Dead, and we're finally getting one this Sunday. For those of you who don't want to wait quite that long, though, AMC has released the first two minutes of season five's midseason premiere: "What Happened and What's Going On."
SPOILERS for the midseason finale ahead.
When we last left Rick Grimes and his group, they were not in a good place, and that's something we've come to expect from midseason finales on this show. In past midseason finales, we've seen the death of Carol's daughter, Sophia (season two), the capture of Daryl by the Governor (season three), and the death of Hershel and the breakup of the group (season four). Season five's midseason break brought its own share of devastation, giving us both the revelation that Eugene's quest for a cure for the Walkers was a lie, and the sudden death of Beth Greene. Now the group are together, but they're devastated, and Morgan has just learned that the trail he's been following is Rick's. So, what's next?
The two-minute clip posted today by AMC doesn't give us much in the way of plot, but it does give us some idea of an objective. Amid scenes of Beth's burial, we hear new group member Noah talking to Rick about a potential safe place for the group to settle. It's a somber bit of footage, and we're reminded that Beth's loss is still very real and raw, but there's a sense of purpose developing again. Rick and company may have found the haven they've been searching for. Now they just have to make it there. Check it out:
The Walking Dead returns this Sunday at 9/8C on AMC.
(Via The Beat)