The Walking Dead season 10 premiere recap: More to worry about than war

; single - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
; single - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

The Walking Dead returned to television for season 10 this past weekend, centering around Alexandria’s militia as they prepared for a war with the Whisperers. Continue reading for more details.

In the season 10 premiere of The Walking Dead, titled “Lines We Cross,” Alexandria and the allied communities ban together to run training drills for when the Whisperers arrive. They use swarms of walkers contained in an old boat for target practice but they don’t account for the problems that the dead bring with them.

While all the training in the world can make their soldiers capable of defending themselves, there’s no stopping a herd from surrounding Alexandria’s people. These worries are well-warranted after the training group showed hesitation when the boat-walkers broke free.

There was no immediate threat to the group but some of them stepped back, suggesting a possible retreat when it comes time to fight.

Apart from the fragility of their army, worries of the Whisperers’ return raise doubts in the leader’s minds as well. Michonne tries to refrain from inciting panic but Aaron (Ross Marquand) feels its’ best to be honest with people so more can be done to prevent another attack.

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As we all know, the last time they let their guard down, the communities lost several people in a single night—people who could’ve been spared had the appropriate precautions been taken. Sadly, it took a serious setback for them to learn from their mistakes.

The good news is Michonne is still around to lead her people to safety. She’s set to make her exit at some point in season 10, we just don’t know when that it’ll be. Michonne could leave during the midseason finale or in the season finale. No one knows.

When she does leave the allied communities behind, a leadership role will be vacant. There are a number of characters who can step up but the concern some fans have is Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) will be the one running the show—no pun intended. He spoke of indecision in the season 10 premiere and Negan would overthrow the group given the opportunity.

Let’s just hope the situation doesn’t come to that because longtime fans familiar with Negan’s methods know it won’t end well for anyone. He killed both Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) just to make a point and Negan would need to make an example out of someone to get everyone else to fall in line. Mind you, these are just some of the worries we have about season ten.

What was your favorite part from The Walking Dead season 10 premiere? Let us know in the comments.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays on AMC. Seasons 1-9 are currently streaming on Netflix.

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