With just a few days before The Walking Dead returns with its Season 8 premiere, AMC has debuted a brand new clip, which teases the start of All Out War. The clip features a scene with Morgan (Lennie James) and Carol (Melissa McBride), wearing their Kingdom armor, meeting up with Tara (Alanna Masterson) and Daryl (Norman Reedus), talking about how the war has started, with Daryl adding that it was, "always gonna be that way," likely meaning that it was only a matter of time before Rick stepped up and stood his ground against the nefarious Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).
The scene begins with Morgan walking back to the group, going past a few cars that have been set ablaze, as a massive group of walkers is seen coming their way. Tara says to Carol and Morgan that it was, "a pleasure doing business with you," which could mean that they helped lure this zombie horde to them, before Tara heads to the car, while Morgan says "Beat them" before going to the car himself. Carol replies, "We will." Carol and Daryl share a long hug as she tells her friend to, "be careful." The clip ends with Daryl saying it will be fine. But Carol replies, "No, it isn't." Daryl exclaims that going to war is, "better than letting things be," which Carol agrees with before presumably going heading back to Alexandria.
As for what may be happening after this clip, it's possible that Daryl, using his motorcycle, may be leading this horde to The Saviors main compound, known as The Sanctuary. We've seen Daryl using his motorcycle to lead a zombie horde exactly where he wants them to go before, so it wouldn't be surprising if he tried this tactic again, only this time, leading the horde directly to Negan and the Sanctuary. It's worth noting that set photos which surfaced in May, when production got under way on the Season 8 premiere, hinted that Rick would be invading The Sanctuary, since he was seen in set photos with a few other actors, with the background of these photos appearing to be the same as the Sanctuary set.
After submitting to Negan's every request in the first half of The Walking Dead Season 7, Rick started to fight back in the back half, uniting his Alexandria community with the Hilltop Colony and The Kingdom, who all joined forces to fight Negan and The Saviors. Cast members and producers have been teasing that this season is much more fast-paced, with the season following the All Out War comic book arc, with series star Ross Marquand, who plays Aaron in the hit series, comparing The Walking Dead Season 8 to the Die Hard movies, teasing that the first four or five episodes are like, "hour long action films," which is certainly a drastic change of pace from the slow and plodding Season 7, even with the action picking up a bit in the back half of last spring's episodes.
This year, Rick brings "All Out War" to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless, but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive. Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it's not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel leading the Kingdom, Negan and the Saviors' grip on this world may finally be coming to an end. Take a look at this new clip, courtesy of AMC YouTube as we continue the countdown towards The Walking Dead Season 8 premiere, which airs Sunday, October 22 at 9 PM ET on AMC.