We absolutely cannot get enough when it comes to news and ‘what to expect’ concerning season 8 of The Walking Dead. The series is taking a necessary turn when it comes back for its new season, and 100th episode which is a welcome breath of fresh air compared to the season 7 premiere.
Yeah, we still aren’t over it either, but every single episode since then – even the ones that were hard to watch or the ones that sort of left a fandom divided – has brought us to the point of “all our war”. However, this time it’s one our favorite characters are prepared for, it’s not an ambush.
Season 7’s finale saw the three sub-groups forming into one united front to take Negan on. Even King Ezekiel – who desperately wanted this to happen without a violent showdown – brought his people, and his Shiva, to the battle. Carol and Morgan – two wandering souls – found their way to the fight and Maggie and Jesus gathered those at the Hilltop. In addition to Rick, Daryl, and the group from Alexandria – they’re ready. They know there is no other option than to fight with all they have.
This doesn’t mean that the fight will be easy on everyone, nor that there’s even an easy way to understand what is to be expected of them – at least not for everyone.
Scott Gimple recently spoke with TV Line about season 8 and said that Carol and Morgan will be tested in ways this season that will show two different perspectives on the war.
‘Her entire storyline has prepared her for this — she’s ready. The strength and bravery that she shows as a person this season, and the ingenuity that she employs… is very satisfying.’
We have to say, we are beyond ready to see that side of Carol again, and the confidence that is undoubtedly necessary to be so strong and brave.
King Ezekiel, unfortunately, will have a harder time with the war. He’s simply not in the mindset to fully understand how brutal this fight will be. How relentless Negan is as a ruler.
‘There are some intense times ahead for Ezekiel. Carol is not going to be surprised about the difficulty and brutality that they’re facing. Ezekiel is a little more new to this. The contrast between the two will be pretty stark.’
We hope King Ezekiel’s transition comes easy, but this is The Walking Dead, so we are fully anticipating an incredibly rough road ahead for him.
What do you hope to see in each of their character arcs this season? Let us know.