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Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) may be trapped in a train car at Terminus and, according to this new promo clip for Season 5 of The Walking Dead, later bound and gagged, but these days Rick’s got a ton of courage and nothing to lose. So, when he threatens to kill Gareth at the end of this ten-second clip, we’re inclined to believe him.

But first, let’s back up. The below clip is the second sneak peek to be released by AMC in the past week, and this snippet arguably gives us much more to chew. Right off the bat we see Rick being reluctantly dragged away by two people we can only assume are Termites. Seen through a fence — hopefully Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) or Tyreese (Chad Coleman) is on the outside looking in — Rick is gagged and being pulled away from two other figures who are being held on the ground. We can’t be sure, but our best guess is that the other two figures are Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus).


In the next shot, Glenn and Daryl are bound and gagged as two men stand behind them. Again, we can’t be absolutely sure, but Glenn and Daryl’s escorts are likely the hazmat suit-wearing goons from last week’s teaser. How do we know? Well, they’re sporting gas masks.

Lastly, the camera cuts to Gareth as it looks like he is addressing Rick (and possibly Glenn and Daryl as well). Over the course of all of these quick shots, a voice (likely Rick’s) can be heard whispering, “These people are my family and if you hurt them in any way, I will kill you,” and as those last words are uttered, a sly smile comes over Gareth’s smug face.

There’s likely a ton of clever editing going on here, but it certainly seems like we’re in for an epic Rick vs. Gareth face-off. Just listen for those clanking swords in the background — we’re way past pow-wow time!

Check out the complete clip below and tell us your thoughts and theories in the comments!

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres on October 12 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.