ByWill Wharton, writer at
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Will Wharton

It's a brave new world for The Walking Dead!

Or... it might be at some point in the near future. But for right now it looks like it'll be business as usual when we return to Rick's group of survivors in just a few short weeks.

AMC has just gifted us with the latest look at the second of half of Season 5. Part 1, you'll remember, ended with heavy losses for the group (R.I.P. Beth) and everyone on the road again thanks to recent their base, The Church, getting totally overrun.

Sadly it looks like no happy solution will present itself in Episode 9 at least, check out the stylistic promo to see what I mean in which Rick gravely intones "Surviving together is all that matters."

I don't know about you, but I'm willing to forgive the utter and complete lack of information provided in favor of celebrating the moody stylistic tone presented here. Seriously, that was some HBO level advertising AMC, kudos!

But, if we must inspect and analyze what's going on here, my assumption is that we're still well on track for the (at this point) rude awakening Rick's vicious band of zombie-murderers will get when they finally find salvation.

The fact that everyone so furiously begins pumping lead into what seems to be just fog - only solidifies this theory.

We'll find out when [The Walking Dead](series:201193) returns to AMC February 8th.


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