[Warning: Spoilers Ahead]
“We’re going back to get the squad,” says Tyler James Williams, who plays Noah, about Sunday’s upcoming episode of the hit AMC zombie show. Beyond that, the newest Walking Dead star was tight lipped about what else fans might expect this week.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly’s radio show on SiriusXM, Williams let slip an innocuous comment that could have major ramifications for The Walking Dead’s highly anticipated mid-season finale.
“Daryl has that last line, ‘We have people, too.’ So [we need to] go back not just to get Beth, but to get Carol. So we’re going to rally the troops and make an attempt. That’s as far as I can tell you.”
It’s that last line that has many Walking Dead fans – and in particular Carol, Beth and Daryl Dixon fans – nervous. An “attempt” could mean that one, both or all three characters don’t make it out alive as we approach The Walking Dead mid-season finale. And with the show’s creator already promising a bloody end to the season, as reported by the Inquisitr, it’s a sure bet their attempt will not go well.
When we last left Daryl, played by Norman Reedus, he and Noah watched as Carol was deliberately struck by a vehicle driven by Beth’s captors at the hospital. This coincides with the timeline that has slowly unfolded during Walking Dead Season 5 to-date. During Episode 5×4, also known as “Slabtown,” the final scene showed Beth’s encounter with the wounded Carol as she was wheeled into the hospital on a gurney.
Last week’s episode also neatly wrapped up the holes in the Walking Dead timeline that started as far back as Episode 2, when Daryl and Carol first started their pursuit of Beth’s captors. At the end of Episode 2 of Season 5, Daryl emerges from the woods with a mysterious guest in tow. We now know that guest to be Noah, played by the aforementioned Williams.
“I think Daryl trusts Noah about as far as he can throw him,” Tyler shared with EW. “He’s like, the only reason why he actually got a chance to rob me is because I didn’t keep my eye on him. So I think he knows, as long as I keep my eye on this kid, he’s fine. His intentions are good. He’s not just out here being malicious. He’s trying to survive and he’s trying to get back to Beth. We have a commonality. We’ll be fine, because Noah is not really that much of a threat to Daryl.”
The Walking Dead airs this Sunday at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.