Walking Dead episode synopses hint at huge Whisperers moment from comics

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From Digital Spy

Note: This article contains spoilers for upcoming episodes of The Walking Dead.

Episode titles and synopses for the rest of The Walking Dead's ninth season look to have been leaked. And it seems the episodes will be action-packed.

US-based entertainment data company Gracenote has published the information, some of which has been verified.

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Episode 11 is called 'Bounty' and suggests that Whisperers leader Alpha (Samantha Morton) wants to trade their captives Alden (Callan McAuliffe) and Luke (Dan Fogler) for her daughter Lydia (Cassady McClincy).

From there, it seems the tensions between our survivors and the Whisperers reach boiling point, as Daryl (Norman Reedus) goes on a "daring rescue mission" and Alpha ominously wants "what belongs to her, even if the price is paid in blood".

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Episode 14 looks like the episode when we'll finally get answers as to why the communities have been fractured since the time jump.

Episode 15 teases a "fair at the Kingdom" – which could lead to a huge and devastating moment from the comics, as the season finale centres on the "aftermath of an overwhelming loss", as well as a "ferocious blizzard".

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You can read the synopses below (via Gracenote and ComicBook.com):

Episode 11 'Bounty': "The Savage group led by Alpha confronts the Hilltop in a harrowing attempt to retrieve her daughter; a supply run for the Kingdom turns into a dangerous quest.

Episode 12 'Guardians': "While one community struggles to ease tensions that threaten to divide from within, the true nature of another group comes into focus; a mission to rescue a friend has deadly consequences."

Episode 13 'Chokepoint': "Daryl's daring rescue mission forces Alpha to unleash a group of her own to retrieve what belongs to her, even if the price is paid in blood; the Kingdom's plans to reunite the communities are put in jeopardy."

Episode 14 'Scars': "An outsider's arrival forces Alexandria to rehash devastating old wounds; eye-opening secrets from the past are revealed."

Episode 15 'The Calm Before': "The fair at the Kingdom is under way, with all four communities coming together in celebration for the first time in years; while some pacts are renewed, other deals will come at a much steeper price."

Episode 16 'The Storm': "In the aftermath of an overwhelming loss, the communities must brave a ferocious blizzard; as one group deals with an enemy from within, another is forced to make a life or death decision."

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If the show continues to (loosely) follow the events of the comics source material, the "overwhelming loss" likely references the moment when Alpha kills and puts the heads of more than a dozen characters – including Rosita and Ezekiel – on pikes as a warning to Rick Grimes.

The Walking Dead airs on AMC in the US and on FOX in the UK. You can also catch up on the show via NOW TV.

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