Over the years The Walking Dead and I have had a troubled relationship. AMC’s hit zombie drama has some things that I legitimately enjoy and appreciate, but then there are aspects that drive me absolutely bonkers (both as a long time fan of Robert Kirkman’s comics and as someone easily frustrated by bad television). To call the massively popular series (a popularity that still baffles me) uneven is an understatement, but even I, with my overwhelming skepticism, find myself getting increasingly excited for the upcoming season 5. My feelings are primarily based on the fact that the last half of season 4 is the best the show has ever been, but badass new promos like this one definitely don’t hurt matters any.
You see quick flashes of the core group of characters stuck intense, harrowing situations, some involve walkers, some do not, but beyond that, you this video drives home that the beginning of season 5 is going to see some serious human conflict. When Rick (Andrew Lincoln) adopts his serious man voice, telling his compatriots that, if they come across one of these people, to kill them, because they’ll certainly kill you, we assume that he’s referring to the people currently holding them prisoner at Terminus. And the way they left things last year, you know that it’s going to get brutal and bloody very quick.