One down, seven to go! The Walking Dead Season 4’s second half started with Michonne (Danai Gurira), Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) and a giant can of pudding, but this Sunday, February 16’s Episode 10, “Inmates,” will tell us a lot about the other Team Prisoners we love.
Showrunner Scott Gimple teased some good stuff ahead in an after-“After” Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter: “Next week's episode has a really cool structure that affords us to not really have a central focus. There are a lot of answers next week — at least a few major ones. You get other big answers next week and different pairings we haven't seen yet we well as stories that fold into each other. The deck gets shuffled. [...] I love the amount of story in next week's episode. I love structure and variety of story in next week's episode. There really are a lot of answers in next week's episode; not all of them but there's a few big ones!”
A few big answers, so more than one! We’re expecting to find out exactly what happened to Judith on the February 16 ep. Rick and Carl believe she’s dead, but eagle-eyed fans watched Episode 8 and slowed it down and saw what could be Tyreese running out of the prison with the baby. That might be one of the “hints” Robert Kirkman was saying fans may have missed in the first half. (Apparently we don’t just have to rewatch the first eight episodes, we have to watch them in slo-mo.) Scott previously said the sanctuary radio tease we heard during the first half would be addressed “sooner rather than later,” so we wouldn’t be surprised if news came on that front on Episode 10.
Three major new characters are entering the mix, and the New York Post said they’ll be showing up at the end of Episode 10. Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz), Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos), and Dr. Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) are characters straight from the comics and they’re meant to arrive with a “mission” that will change the direction of the show. In the comics, it’s related to Washington, D.C. and answers on how this whole zombie plague started. Maybe they’ll do the exact same thing for TV or adjust it a bit. We’re wondering, at this point, if their story might be related to that radio message.
The rest of Episode 10 will follow four storylines, and based on the promos it should be the rest of our core group: Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) with Beth Greene(Emily Kinney); Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard Jr.), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan); Tyreese(Chad Coleman), Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino), Mika Samuels (Kyla Kenedy) and maybe baby Judith; and Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) and the bus people, including possibly Tara of The Governor’s group.
Needless to say, this coming ep’s Facebook status is “It’s complicated” and there may not even be more time to watch Carl lose his other shoe. Here are a few other little details on Episode 10. You have to be excited for this one, right? What answers are you hoping for?
The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter