Robert Patrick has joined The Walking Dead’s extended 10th season, which is now scheduled to return in February 2021.
AMC has announced that the first of the six new episodes will premiere on Sunday, February 28, with each new episode debuting earlier on the AMC+ streaming service. Subscribers of that service will gain access to the new episodes every Thursday before their linear premiere on Sunday nights, which means that the first of the six new episodes will be available to stream via AMC+ on Thursday, February 25.
The horde of new guest stars that will be featured in the extended season 10 episodes include Terminator 2: Judgment Day star Robert Patrick as Mays and Cobra Kai alum Okea Eme-Akwari as a new character called Elijah. Together, they are joining previously announced new cast member Hilarie Burton Morgan, who is going to be starring as Negan’s late wife, Lucille.
AMC also released the individual titles and plot synopses for all six episodes, which follow directly below:
EPISODE 1017 – “Home Sweet Home”
Director: David Boyd | Writers: Kevin Deiboldt & Corey Reed
Maggie (Lauren Cohan) has returned with a story she is not ready to share, even when her past catches up to her. Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan,) safety is at stake again. Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Maggie fight an unseen and unknown threat.
EPISODE 1018 – “Find Me”
Director: David Boyd | Writer: Nicole Mirante-Matthews
An adventure for Daryl and Carol (Melissa McBride) turns sideways when they come across an old cabin. It takes Daryl back to the years when he left the group after Rick disappeared as he relives a time that only the apocalypse could manifest.
EPISODE 1019 – “One More”
Director: Laura Belsey | Writers: Erik Mountain & Jim Barnes
Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) search for food and supplies to bring back to Alexandria. Small tragedies lead to bigger tragedies as faith is broken and optimism is fragmented when they are put to the ultimate test.
EPISODE 1020 – “Splinter”
Director: Laura Belsey | Writers: Julia Ruchman & Vivian Tse
Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Ezekiel (Khary Payton), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura), and Princess (Paola Lázaro) are captured and separated. Princess struggles with memories of her traumatic past and tries to escape one way or another with the help of Ezekiel.
EPISODE 1021 – “Diverged”
Director: David Boyd | Writer: Heather Bellson
Daryl and Carol come to a fork in the road and head their separate ways. Each going into their own type of survival mode, the easiest of challenges become much harder. Will their individual journeys be the tipping point needed to mend their friendship or is the distance between them permanent?
EPISODE 1022 – “Here’s Negan”
Director: Laura Belsey | Writer: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick
Carol takes Negan on a journey, hoping to minimize the increasing tension. Negan reflects on the events that led him to this point and comes to a conclusion about his future.
These final six episodes will follow up on the events of The Walking Dead Season 10, Episode 16, “A Certain Doom,” which was originally intended to be the season finale. In our review, we credited the episode for having “solid thrills and appropriately tense moments,” though we felt that it “faltered when it came to larger, memorable story beats,” which made some scenes feel “underwhelming.”
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