AMC Releases First Four Minutes of Walking Dead Midseason Premiere

AMC Releases First Four Minutes of Walking Dead Midseason Premiere

A tense showdown kicks off the return of AMC's cornerstone series.

When we last checked in with the Walking Dead, Rick and the Alexandria gang had seen their idyllic community overrun by walkers, while Abraham, Sasha, and Daryl had just been introduced/held up at gunpoint to the Saviors. Morgan and Carol had also gotten involved in quite possibly the dumbest, most hackneyed standoff the show has ever done, but let's forget about that for now.

Overall, the reaction to "Start to Finish" was negative bordering on disdainful, with Wikipedia citing it as "the worst reviewed episode of the entire series." While the anti-climactic, cliffhanger ending that capped off the eighth episode of season six was something that fans of The Walking Dead are all too familiar with by this point, "Start to Finish" seemed to hit harder than previous letdowns, if only due to how strong the season started off.

In an effort to console the show's disappointed legions, Walking Dead Robert Kirkman promised that "so many people" would die when the show returned this Sunday. Which brings us to last night, when the first four minutes of The Walking Dead's midseason premiere made its way online.

Continuing with the intense showdown between Daryl, Abraham, Sasha and the Saviors that served as the epilogue to "Start to Finish," the opening sequence is about as tense as it gets, and suggests that Abraham may very well be one of the characters that bites it (pun so intended) in the show's return.

He probably won't though. It'll probably just be a bunch of side characters instead. Who do you see biting the bullet, Escapists?

Source: AMC

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I guess it's a good thing I can't view the video (not available for us UK folks) but I'm the type who like to be spoiled.

Oh man! Its so angsty and grim, therefore mature! Just look at those grim masculine men frowning at one another!

Dammit AMC MAKE YOUR YOUTUBE VIDEOS VIEWABLE OUTSIDE OF AMERICA....

Are we really at the point where we should get excited over a trailer for the middle of the series? How long will it be before we start having trailers for the premiere of each episode?

008Zulu:
Are we really at the point where we should get excited over a trailer for the middle of the series? How long will it be before we start having trailers for the premiere of each episode?

That's what Talking Dead is for. Who's gonna die?

JaredJones:
Morgan and Carol had also gotten involved in quite possibly the dumbest, most hackneyed standoff the show has ever done

Oh my glob, YES! That outcome was more predictable than the fate of Glenn!

Remus:
Who's gonna die?

After that last fake-out, I can think of "better" characters to die before them... :P

OT: I hope this Valentine's Day episode is paved with more than just walker blood...

008Zulu:
Are we really at the point where we should get excited over a trailer for the middle of the series?

Given how the mid-season finale went down, they better bring the hype... They can't keep using Talking Dead for that shit...

hey look AMC are being racist again, even though we get it on cable in this part of the world, it's like no sorry you filthy freedom-hating peasant. Of course I'm joking, but oh well, their geographical management is about the same as their writing, so it checks out

I haven't started this season and I don't think I'm going to. I think I'm done with Walking Dead. Don't get me wrong, I think it has been fucking brilliant, but I also think that's the problem. The show got me so invested into it 100%, but what it got me invested into was just so damn depressing to the point of being oppressive. So I stopped watching and I think I'm happier for it.

 

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