With the midseason finale of The Walking Dead in December came a gut-wrenching ache when the ‘big loss’ was revealed. The last moments showed Carl exposing a walker bite to Rick and Michonne, and the light remaining in Rick’s eyes went out completely.
It was unexpected but more than that, it was hard to rationalize. However, as time has progressed the idea has had time to live in our heads and it’s still not our favorite, trust us, but there’s nothing we can do now but prepare ourselves to see the pain hit Carl’s friends and loved ones.
So when synopses came out for the remaining episodes of TWD’s 8th season, we weren’t exactly surprised that there will be more hard times ahead.
While a general synopsis was provided last month, individual tidbits for each episode are now available and they’re not doing much to ease the ache in our hearts.
Episode 10: ‘Groups unite their forces and converge on the Hilltop; Aaron and Enid search for allies; Simon takes matters into his own hands.‘
Episode 11: ‘Daryl finds himself in bad company as his group heads to the Hilltop; Maggie makes difficult decisions at the Hilltop; Gabriel’s faith becomes tested.‘
Episode 12: ‘Hilltop’s leadership faces a difficult dilemma after the arrival of unexpected visitors; Rick comes face to face with an adversary.‘
Episode 13: ‘Trouble arises when unexpected visitors arrive at the Hilltop and the community is thrust into action; heartbreaking discoveries are made.’
Episode 14: ‘A Heaps prisoner makes a discovery; Carol searches for someone in the nearby forest; Rick and Morgan find themselves in the company of strangers.‘
Episode 15: ‘With the threat of the Saviors still looming, Aaron continues searching for allies; Daryl and Rosita take action and confront an old friend.’
‘…but I knew him’