It’s less than a week until the midseason premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, titled ‘No Way Out‘, which picks up directly after the final moments of the midseason finale.
The last time we saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the gang, they were trapped by a ravenous horde that had descended upon Alexandria. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Lincoln talks about his experiences on the show, past, present and future, and discusses the events of the next episode. This is what he had to say: (Spoiler alert!)
“We do realize very quickly in the returning episode that it’s almost like the end of a chapter. Something happens. Rick learns a lot about himself in this episode. What I will say is that the pace quickens a lot in the back eight. It jumps up a gear, maybe two gears, and we move very, very quickly. A lot of things happen in quick succession that propel us towards a very thrilling finale.
I will say that five of my favorite episodes in a long time — and very different episodes — are in this back eight. I loved shooting this back eight, from the moment we started with episode 9, which felt like a season premiere.
The scale of it is astonishing. And [director] Greg Nicotero and our brilliant crew put their bodies and everything on the line to get it shot. It was all night. It’s absolute mayhem. I think it’s going to scare some people.”
The Walking Dead will return to AMC on February 14 at 9pm – so whatever plans you have made with your Valentine, rearrange accordingly!