Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead was a rough one for fans, and the events are going to leave some lasting, long-term wounds that will be slow to heal. We’ll get into it later, so if you’re not caught up, if you didn’t watch “What Happened and What’s Going On,” you might want to sit this one out, because we’ve got a sneak peek at next week’s episode, “Them,” as well as a behind-the-scenes looks at the traumatic action from last night.
There are big ass spoilers beyond this point. Just a heads up.
If you are current, you know that The Walking Dead followed up Beth’s death in the midseason finale with Tyreese winding up on the bad side of a walker bite. It’s just another in a long line of brutal, debilitating tragedies that befall the group of survivors. You have to wonder how many more of these they’ll be able to withstand without breaking, and from the look of them in this new promo, they’re carrying a lot of weight. Hell, the way they’re shuffling around, it’s hard to tell the living from the dead.
Though she denies it, Sasha shows just how similar she is to her brother. You remember when Tyreese, in a fit of suicidal depression, walked into a swarm of walkers—he ultimately escaped unscathed, but he didn’t necessarily expect to—and she almost does the same thing. Looking back at the pack of undead corpses behind them on the road, she says, “I can take them.”
As brutal as the last episode was, I’m super glad they gave Michonne something substantial to do. She’s such a great character in the comics, and has been lets just call it undercooked in the series so far. Last night she got a couple nice, human moments, and it looks like that trend will continue in “Them.”
As is the pattern, the dead cast member stopped by Talking Dead after the show. We wrote about how Coleman says Tyreese needed to die because Daryl fills Tyreese’s role from the comics on the show, but in this video, he specifically talks about all of those hallucinations he has. In Coleman’s mind, it’s his subconscious trying to work things out, trying to make sense of his life, his choices. There’s also an element of heaven and hell, as he sees friends like Bob, Beth, and Lizzie, and enemies, like Martin and the Governor.
And here are two more behind-the-scenes looks.