WARNING: This article contains spoilers from The Walking Dead, season 8
When is The Walking Dead season 8, episode 9 released?
The highly-anticipated return of The Walking Dead is almost here.
Fans of the AMC produced horror drama will be able to tune into the second half of season eight in just two week’s time.
Episode eight is titled Honor, and will be released in the US on February 25 at 9pm.
However, UK fans will have to wait 24 hours to catch up when the episode is broadcast in the UK.
The second half of season eight will consist of eight episodes.
What will happen in The Walking Dead season 8, episode 9?
The official synopsis from AMC on episode nine reads: “Rick faces new difficulties after a battle. Meanwhile, the fight continues in other communities as core members face hard decisions.”
The second half of the season will pick up with the aftermath of the possible death of major character carl Grimes (played by Chandler Riggs).
Audiences were devastated when the beloved character appeared to be bitten by a Walker in season eight, episode seven.
The episode, titled How It’s Gotta Be, saw the teenage character, who is the son of lead Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) show his father the bite mark.
However, many viewers have speculated that Carl wasn’t bitten by a Walker, but a Whisperer – a group of nomads who disguise themselves as Walkers to move freely undetected in the comic books on which the show is based.
Show runner Robert Kirkman added more fuel to this theory when he teased: “He might not die. You never know.”
According to ComicBook, speaking at a Walker Talker Cruise panel, the series creator said: “He’s not dead yet.
“But I think if that were that to happen, I think that it would have some interesting ramifications on Rick that I think would energise and really kind of set things in motion.”
How to watch The Walking Dead season 8, episode 9
The brand new episode will drop on FOX UK on Monday night (February 26) at 9pm.
The episode will be extra long to reintroduce the storylines and mark what could potentially be Carl’s last episode.
Those who need to catch up on the season so far can purchase individual episodes on Amazon Instant Video.
Season one to six are currently available to stream on Amazon Prime.
The Walking Dead season 8, episode 9 will air on FOX UK on Monday, February 26 at 9pm.