The Walking Dead season 8 episode 5 preview: ‘The Big Scary U’

Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel Stokes - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

Season 8 episode 5 of The Walking Dead will take a look at how Negan’s Saviors are dealing through this unexpected walker ambush over at Sanctuary.

This week on The Walking Dead we jump back to Father Gabriel and Negan’s new roomie setup! A new modern Odd Couple with both their lives falling apart at the right time. Both Negan and Father Gabriel have been trapped together in a trailer ever since Rick and the gang led a walker horde over to Sanctuary as unexpected guests.

Negan being put out of commission for the time being will set off a chain reaction over at Sanctuary. The Saviors leadership and loyalty will be tested as Simon will likely take the reigns of control back home with Negan gone. Meanwhile, Father Gabriel will have to accept his impulsive goodwill to rescue Gregory ending up to b his untimely downfall in the conflict.

The Walking Dead – ‘The Big U’ Teaser Trailer

Father Gabriel is quickly disarmed by Negan in the teaser trailer for tonight’s episode. Despite having the initial upper hand weapon wise, he’s taken by surprise by Rick’s adversary. At the same time, the trapped Saviors are becoming suspicious there’s a traitor in their ranks that led to this whole thing. We see both Dwight and Eugene examined in a kind of interrogation manner by Simon.

The Walking Dead – ‘The Big U’ Sneak Peak

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Negan and Father Gabriel have a bit of a heart to heart over in the trailer. Negan inquires why Father Gabriel wanted to become a priest and Gabriel discusses wanting to help people.

Which Negan turns around on Gabriel with the line, “Look at that. I like to help people through their weaknesses too. You wanna know why people are gonna start dying in there? Because I’m not there to stop it”.

A friendly reminder by Negan that Saviors, as much as they’re vilified by Rick’s group as absolute villainous monsters, are still people too. Who knows? Maybe it was Negan’s strict manner of control that kept everyone in line from doing much worse. We’ve already seen Negan protect Sasha last season from one of his own. He does have his own moral creed.

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