After the shocking events of last week's midseason premiere of The Walking Dead, the show slowed things down a bit in last night's episode, The New World, but there were still a few surprising developments. AMC has released a clip and trailer for next week's episode, Knots Untied, along with photos as well. The trailer sheds some light on the new character we met last night, Jesus (Tom Payne). If you didn't watch last night's episode, there will be SPOILERS below, so read on at your own risk.
In The New World, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) come across Jesus after finding a big truck loaded with supplies. After stopping alongside the road at a run-down gas station, Jesus winds up tricking them both, apparently using his skills as a pickpocket to boost Rick's keys to the truck before he even knew they were gone. After using some firecrackers as a distraction, Jesus steals the truck, but, obviously, he had no idea who he was messing with.
Using his tracking skills, Daryl leads Rick right to Jesus, who had to stop in the road to fix a flat. After a lot of back and forth, Daryl and Rick finally ended up subduing Jesus, bringing him back to Alexandria. The episode ended with Jesus waking up a naked Rick and Michonne (Danai Gurira), telling them they have to talk. The trailer reveals that Jesus is leading Rick and his crew somewhere, but no one is sure if it's a trap or not. It seems possible that next week could give us our first glimpse at the Hilltop Colony.
In the comics, Jesus was a member of the Hilltop Colony, who used to reside in Alexandria. Jesus was first introduced in issue 91 of Robert Kirkman's comic books, and he's still alive in the books. While it seems this could be a new regular cast member, we have seen the show deviate from the comics in the past, so we'll have to wait and see. In addition to this trailer, we also have a clip featuring Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green), who seems to be distancing herself from Michael Cudlitz's Abraham.
We also have two new photos from next week's episode, and eight more from last night's installment, which features a few of the most memorable moments. It's also worth noting that last night's episode jumped ahead in time two months after the events of the midseason premiere. Fans can get a better look at the zombie version of Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh), Carl with his new eyepatch and Rick and Michonne (Danai Gurira) getting close. Take a look at the videos and photos below, and stay tuned for more on The Walking Dead.