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Another Walking Dead Promo Teases A Close Encounter For Aaron

In his search for Oceanside, Aaron faces a close brush with death as evidenced by The Walking Dead season 8's latest promo.

Aaron’s search for Oceanside has taken a dark turn.

After a full season of tense, nail-biting warfare, Ross Marquand’s haggard survivor has journeyed to Oceanside in a last-ditch attempt to recruit allies for the ultimate showdown – that being the war between Negan and his Saviors and the AHK.

Ever since The Walking Dead season 8 began to unfold, AMC’s roster of characters have found themselves divided among three very distinct camps: Alexandria, Hilltop, Kingdom. And it’s this fragmented narrative that has led to some frustrations (and lowly ratings) for viewers, but we remain hopeful that Scott Gimple and his team are on the verge of releasing something very special, beginning with this Sunday’s “Worth.”

Here’s a reminder of the official logline, courtesy of AMC:

With the threat of the Saviors still looming, Aaron continues searching for allies; Daryl and Rosita take action and confront an old friend.

Circling back to the Oceanside subplot, this is our first true glimpse of Aaron since “The Lost and the Plunderers,” which, if nothing else, serves as a pointed reminder that The Walking Dead‘s many story strands are beginning to coalesce in anticipation of the season 8 finale, “Wrath.”

Indeed, as the dust continues to settle from last week’s “Still Gotta Mean Something,” AMC is currently bracing for the one-two punch of “Worth” and “Wrath,” the latter of which just unveiled its first photo of Rick Grimes and Michonne on a war-ravaged battlefield.

The end is nigh, folks, and The Walking Dead looks set to deliver a satisfying and somewhat unexpected finale – one which will have far-reaching implications for the in-development ninth season, by which point writer-producer Angela Kang will be ready to take point at the helm.

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