Are you ready for the dirty Dead? Some filthy, gory, nasty zombie (and maybe human?) action is headed our way in the second half of The Walking Dead Season 4. We can’t wait.

Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) is the source of the gory quotes, from her recent Q&A with Entertainment Weekly on her character’s journey in the next episodes. But we’re a little worried by how many times she mentions Maggie being alone...

“All that Maggie knows right now is that she has lost her father, maybe her sister, maybe her husband. We are going to see her battling and be the most alone we’ve ever seen her. Not necessarily completely alone, but at times we’ll see her the most alone she’s been. How she’s going to survive by herself? It’s going to be very scary. They’re not at the prison anymore.”

OK, but she was last seen at the prison with Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard Jr.) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green). Do they split up? Does Maggie decide to go back to search for Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun), and maybe they don’t go with her because Bob was shot and Sasha will still be recovering from the flu, so maybe they’re not up for the fight? Steven said we’d see the true love between Glenn and Maggie (don’t call them “Gleggie”!) in the second half, so maybe that just means they’re willing to go it alone to find each other.

Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Maggie Greene Gets in a Walker’s Face in The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 5: “Internment”

Anyway, back to the gore. EW asked about the aftermath of Hershel Greene’s (Scott Wilson) death. Maggie has lost loved ones before, but she just saw her father executed in front of her. Lauren said that would drive the whole second half for her.

“But by virtue of her actions you can tell that she’s processing. Maggie doesn’t really know where any of her people are right now. That drives the whole back half of the season for her. And for everyone. She’s not getting the chance or the time to process. But it’s going to be filthy. This is definitely going to be the goriest yet.”

Nice! We wonder what she means, exactly… And not to tempt the Walking Dead gods, but we just saw Hershel get his head sliced with a katana, and Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) now literally looks like the walking dead after his fight with The Governor (David Morrissey). How much gorier can it get?

Lauren previously said Maggie would be channeling a lot of her grief straight into anger, and sneak peek videos have shown her getting in some walker kills. “This is the first time you see Maggie on her own,” Lauren continued to EW, “and with everything that she’s learned and the evolution of this character, how prepared she is for this world. And it turns out she’s pretty prepared.”

That sounds hopeful for Maggie’s survival, but we’re worried about Bob and Sasha, if Maggie is so alone. Or maybe we should stay worried for Maggie … and for whoever is on the receiving end of the filth and gore!

The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays 9 p.m. ET on AMC. Here are some details on February 16's Episode 10, "Inmates."

SourceEntertainment Weekly