‘The Walking Dead’ 2015 Premiere Gets Official Title and Episode Synopsis
‘The Walking Dead’ will return to its fifth season in just under two weeks’ time, but despite a number of shouty trailers and mysterious castings, we don’t yet know what Rick and his group will get up to on February 8. Now, AMC has confirmed a unique title for ‘The Walking Dead’'s 2015 return, while the episode synopsis suggests a bit of light on the horizon for once.
Per AMC’s official scheduling, ‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 will air its ninth episode on February 8, cryptically titled “What Happened and What’s Going On.” As to the episode itself’s content, the description suggests that Rick’s group may have a new destination, as “After all the recent trials the group has faced, a slight detour might prove to be the solution they’ve been looking for.”
So reads the full synopsis for season 5's back half:
After the tragic events of the mid-season finale–as well as losing the possibility of a cure in Washington, DC–Rick Grimes’ band of survivors find themselves on the road, surviving day to day and trying to hold on to their shredded humanity and dwindling hope.
Stripped of security and without a direction for the future, some of the group near their breaking point, some find themselves hardened and cold and some just try to grasp on to what little they have left.
Though they are still breathing, the line between Rick’s group and the dead is starting to blur.
Could there be anything at this point that brings them back to life?
Showrunner Scott Gimple previously teased that the group will undergo a “huge change” in situation, both visually and story-wise, which would seem to resemble a famous comic location emerging around this time. In addition to Ross Marquand’s casting as a new mystery man, we’ve also yet to meet ‘American Horror Story’ star Alexandra Breckinridge’s character, who has been said to recur.
Preview ‘The Walking Dead’’s 2015 return with the latest trailers below, and give us your predictions for the February 8 premiere, “What Happened and What’s Going On!”