Things really heated up in tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Do Not Send Us Astray.” The Hilltop fell under siege when Simon (Steven Ogg) and Dwight (Austin Amelio) led a troop of Saviors to attack the community in an attempt to stamp out their enemies after negotiations with Maggie broke down. Yet, at the same time, cracks in the Saviors’ management also began to show.
Overall, this was another solid outing that progressed the story in some interesting ways that we look forward to seeing explored in future weeks. Speaking of which, we now have our first glimpse at next Sunday’s episode in the form of the short promo up above, along with a clip down below.
This fourteenth installment of season 8 is set to be titled “Still Gotta Mean Something,” and the previously-released synopsis promises that the survivors will have to get pro-active in order to combat the looming threat of the Saviors:
“With the threat of the Saviors still looming, Aaron continues searching for allies; Daryl and Rosita take action and confront an old friend.”
With the season rolling into its final handful of episodes now, things look to be coming to a head as this description suggests that the pressure is on for our heroes, as they desperately search for new help or encounter “old friends.” We’re not sure the specifics of what this will involve right now, but let’s hope the excitement continues to build. Not only is the season on the up and up now, but it’s also improving in terms of ratings. For the first time in a while, for instance, last week’s “The Key” saw a slight upward incline in the number of viewers.
There’s just a few weeks left until the extra-long season finale arrives and brings the “All Out War” storyline to an explosive close, but ahead of that, we’ve got The Walking Dead “Worth” to look forward to, which airs next Sunday, April 1st, on AMC.