the walking dead

‘The Walking Dead’ is making a time jump in the opposite direction than usual.  While the series has leaped forward a couple of times, leaving plot gaps to gradually get filled in (or not), the upcoming installment, episode 9×14, “Scars,” will flashback to when Michonne was pregnant with her son Rick Jr.

“An outsider’s arrival forces Alexandria to rehash devastating old wounds. Eye-opening secrets from the past are revealed.”

“Scars” was directed by Millicent Shelton from a script by Corey Reed and Vivan Tse.  Following the last time jump, Rick Jr. was depicted as being five years old.  This episode will explore what Michonne has to go through to protect her friends and her unborn baby.

Here is a glimpse:

The title, “Scars” may be a hint that this episode will explain the “X” scars that Michonne and Daryl now sport.

Khary Payton, who portrays Ezekiel, recently spoke to This is Insider and hinted at them, saying:

“That is so creepy and amazing and awesome and I’m excited for everybody to see the journey that got both Daryl and Michonne to the place where they are. Trusting and untrusting. Why they made the decisions that they’ve made.  As far as anything else, I am pumped, I’m so excited for you to see more but I won’t tell you why, you just won’t hear it from me. I am not that guy.”

As we know, Gurira is exiting ‘The Walking Dead’ soon.  She will appear in a limited number of episodes this fall, similarly to the way Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan were written out this season.  Her film career is taking off.  She starred as warrior woman Okoye, general of the elite Dora Milaje in ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ last year, and will return in ‘Avengers: Endgame’ on April 26.  She is also reported to co-star in ‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ and is said to be lined up for the next ‘Star Trek’ movie, but the status of that is in a constant state of flux.  She is also a playwright and was nominated for her Broadway show ‘Eclipsed’.

‘The Walking Dead’ airs on AMC on Sunday nights at 9 pm EST.