It’s that time of year again, folks, when all your spoiler dreams come true. If you haven’t already guessed, this post will contain major spoilers for Episode 9, the midseason premiere, of Season 6 entitled “No Way Out”. If you have no interest in being spoiled, we suggest you turn back now. Still here? Cool. So, what should you expect from the midseason premiere? Find out the highlights below:
Daryl Doing Daryl Things
If you can remember way back to December, the last time we saw Daryl, he was facing off with Sasha and Abe against the newly introduced Saviors. In the cold open, Sasha, Abe, and Daryl are subdued by their captors, only until Daryl is able to overtake one of The Saviors and blow up the remaining bikers with the rocket launcher. That’s SO Daryl.
Yes, Everything from the Comic Books That You Want to Happen Will Happen
The very best part of the No Way Out arc is when Rick is forced to hack off the hand of Jessie when she is attacked by walkers and refuses to let go of Carl. Well, fans, looks like this will be coming true! Sam becomes frozen with fear and stops. Jessie pleads with him to keep walking, but he ends up drawing attention from walkers and gets bitten. Jessie gets swarmed but refuses to let go of Carl’s hand, which, in turn, results in Rick lobbing off her arm with his axe.
Eye Hope Carl is Okay
A few months ago, set photos surfaced that showed what looked like Carl rocking bandages on his head. While the legitimacy of these photos were under question, it led many fans to believe that the epic “Dad?” line from the comic book would happen in the show. Well, it turns out those photos were legit. In a twist on the comics (where Douglas Monroe accidentally shoots Carl), Ron picks up Jessie’s gun (after she is killed presumably) and aims it at Rick. Carl jumps toward him as the gun goes off. The bullet hits Carl. As Ron goes to shoot Rick again, Michonne drives her katana through his chest, killing him. Rick turns and sees Carl standing with blood spewing from his eye, Carl softly crying, “Dad?”
Denise Gets Over Her Anxiety
Carol ends up killing the wolf who kidnapped Denise, just in time for Denise to return to the infirmary to save Carl. With nothing to do but watch helplessly, Rick goes into rage mode and takes his aggression out on the herd of walkers. Other Alexandrians, inspired by Rick’s bravery, join in the fight.
These are the key points from Episode 9, No Way Out. More details are available from The Spoiling Dead Fans here.
Sounds like the midseason premiere is going to be one hell of a ride – what many fans were expecting from the midseason finale. But it sounds like it will have been well worth the wait. Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.