When The Walking Dead returns next month with the Season 8 premeire, airing Sunday, October 22 at 9 PM ET, it will mark the 100th Walking Dead episode, a landmark that all shows try to reach, but not all succeed. In honor of the 100th episode, Entertainment Weekly decided to have some fun with the cast, tasking them with summarizing all 100 episodes in just 30 seconds. Did anyone even come close? You can find out for yourself in the video below.
The video features stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), and Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) doing their best to summarize all 100 episodes of the hit series in just 30 seconds. Apparently this is a running bit with the EW folks, with the stars of other shows like Nashville trying to recap their show in 30 seconds as well, but it's an even more impossible task with a show like The Walking Dead, with all of the plot twists and different locations from season to season. Still, the stars try as they might, putting forth a valiant effort.
Unfortunately, most of the stars don't even come close to the 100th episode, so there are no details revealed about the premiere, and we don't expect much more to be revealed about this highly-anticipated season thus far. What we do know is that this season will be adapted from the iconic All Out War story from the comics, which spanned two volumes and showed Rick's group from Alexandria aligning themselves with The Kingdom and the Hilltop Colony to fight off Negan and his group The Saviors. There has been one intriguing mystery that has been on the minds of fans ever since the Comic-Con trailer was released, which featured the cryptic image of "Old Man Rick."
In the comic books, after the two-volume All Out War story is told, the comics leap forward two years in time, during which, all of the communities involved have been at peace. The time jump was first time that was ever done in the comics, and even if that happens in the show, it certainly looks like Old Man Rick has aged much more than just two years, with white hair and a white beard. Showrunner Scott M. Gimple has confirmed we'll get our first real look at Old Man Rick in the 100th episode, but the true "mystery" behind this elder Rick won't be solved until closer to the mid-season finale.
This season could also bring another interesting change, with a report that surfaced this week which indicated that Negan might get to drop one or even two "F-bombs" this season. The news was revealed by Fear the Walking Dead showrunner Dave Erickson, following that show's first ever use of the F-word in this past Sunday night's episode. Erickson was informed this season that they were allowed to use up to two F-words this season, with the same policy extended to the flagship series The Walking Dead, and if anyone would get to say the show's first F-bomb, it would most certainly be Negan. While we wait for the F-bombs to drop, take a look at this video with The Walking Dead cast trying to break down the entire series in 30 seconds, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.