With just days left until the midseason premiere of “The Walking Dead,” AMC treated fans to the first two minutes of the premiere episode Wednesday. Although there have been a couple of trailers for the series that highlight surviving together and finding hope in the dismal zombie apocalypse, the new trailer is the only one to reveal any plot details about the show's second half of Season 5.
In the aftermath of the Season 5 midseason finale that saw [SPOILER ALERT] Beth (Emily Kinney) get shot in the head by Dawn (Christine Woods), the leader of the twisted band of survivors that runs Grady Hospital in Atlanta, the survivors are aimless. When the season kicked off, the group had two missions in front of it. First, rescue Beth, which went about as poorly as it could have gone. The second, was to get Eugene (Josh McDermitt) to Washington D.C. to cure the zombie outbreak. That also went pretty badly as Eugene revealed that he was not actually a scientist and only pretended to be so that people like Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) would protect him.
With both goals behind them, the new trailer looks like the comeback episode will pick up right where it left off, with the group morning the loss of Beth – especially her sister Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Noah (Tyler James Williams). However, the tears won't last too long as our loveable band of gruff survivors needs something to do in the upcoming 8 episodes.
In the trailer, newcomer Noah reveals that he and Beth were planning to escape the hospital together and find their way to a safe haven located just outside Richmond, Virginia. Apparently, the place has walls and resources similar to Woodberry. It used to be safe before it fell for a yet unknown reason.
“It was secure; it has a wall, homes, 20 people. Beth wanted to go with him; she wanted to get him there. It’s a long trip but, if it works out, it’s the last long trip we have to make,” Rick (Andrew Lincoln) says in the video, clearly laying out the stakes for the remainder of Season 5. This plot detail is very much in line with what the episode’s preview synopsis teased.
The video also showed some pictures of what appears to be Noah as a child with, what looks like could be a twin brother. There’s simply not enough information to tell but, it seems that the show is going to really lean on its newest character, contrary to what the actor’s casting on the new “Criminal Minds” spinoff has led many fans to believe.
Fans will simply have to wait until Sunday, Feb. 8, to find out what AMC has in store for the back half of Season 5. In the meantime, they can check out the first two minutes of the episode below: