Among the episode’s highlights, which saw Rick finally bring the war to Negan, was an earlier episode which saw Carl run into a character (played by Avi Nash) at an abandoned gas station (a shot-for-shot remake of the series’ first-ever scene). “Have mercy prevail over my wrath,” he can be heard saying, a line – taken from the Quaran – that Rick repeats later in the episode at an unspecified time in the future.
Season 8, Episode 2 is called “The Damned,” which doesn’t inspired confidence in any way, shape or form. Who is the title referring to? Is somebody else going to be on the chopping block already? Because it’s not as if this show has any problems getting rid of people.
But it gets even more disconcerting once you get into the description of what happens in “The Damned.” According to AMC, the next Walking Dead episode involves the start of a plan (which is, presumably, to overthrow Negan; we don’t see them planning a community picnic). And then we will see a “familiar face” for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln). Who could that possibly be?
There are just so many ways The Walking Dead could make this very bad news for Rick, and we’ll have to wait until Sunday to see who the new arrival actually is. Make sure that you don’t miss “The Damned.”