The Walking Dead Sneak Peek Previews a New Threat to the Kingdom
It looks like the next episode will shift the focus back towards the Kingdom and its struggles with a group called the Highwaymen.
By Chris Morse
With only four more episodes to go in Season 9 of The Walking Dead, the pieces are slowly moving into place for this community fair our survivors have been working towards. If that wasn't enough, the Whisperers have been making their presence felt in a number of ways, leading one to speculate that all of this will come to a head very soon. However, a fair amount of story needs to be told to get there, which brings us to this sneak peek preview of next Sunday's episode focusing around the Kingdom and its struggle against a new threat.
In short, a group calling themselves the Highwaymen are doing what highwaymen do best and threatening the Kingdom's people should they not pay a toll on their way to the fair, which is just a nice way of saying they are being held for ransom. This material isn't really being adapted from the comic series, but it stands to reason the intent is to flesh out a little bit more of what's been happening over there considering the settlement has taken a bit of a backseat over the past several episodes.
The symbol on the ransom note seems to match one we saw in an earlier episode, indicating that this group of bandits have been keeping their eye on the Kingdom for some time now. Ezekiel and his council seems to agree they need to do something about this threat, which is presumably where next week's episode will take us. We expect the unsettling story of the Whisperers will split its time with this for an episode or two as this fair comes together and brings the communities together once more.
The Walking Dead continues its ninth season Sunday nights on AMC.