'Walking Dead' Teaser Sets Up Another Breakout Carol Moment

Melissa McBride's zombie-killing hero stands front and center in a sneak peek at the next episode.
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[Warning: this story contains spoilers through season eight, episode three of AMC's The Walking Dead, "Monsters."]

We're three episodes deep into "All-Out War," and the secret weapon on Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) side of the battlefield has yet to be unleashed in full.

No, we're not talking about Shiva, King Ezekiel's (Khary Payton) ferocious tiger sidekick — though it sure looks like the Kingdom's deadly mascot will truly join the fray as soon as next week. Instead, it's another killer close to Ezekiel: Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), the most efficient and versatile soldier in Rick's entire army. 

Through three episodes of The Walking Dead season eight, Carol has been walking in lockstep with Ezekiel and others from the Kingdom, marching toward a fight the King feels confident about winning. The fight started at the end of this week's episode, "Monsters," and it looks to continue in earnest in the upcoming fourth installment of the season, delightfully titled "Some Guy."

Carol stands front and center in a sneak peek at "Some Guy," stalking through a hallway with body armor strapped on and an automatic rifle at the ready. She hides out as members of the Saviors start sauntering through the space, big and boisterous and clearly completely unaware that the woman who destroyed Terminus and the Wolves almost single-handedly is lurking just around the corner.

Watch the sneak peek below:

Over the past several seasons, Carol has emerged as one of the single most electric characters on The Walking Dead, evolving through the years as a frightened and grieving mother into becoming the veritable Sarah Connor of the zombie apocalypse. Two of the show's best action-centric episodes, "No Sanctuary" and "JSS," owe massive kudos for their success to McBride's turn as the eagle-eyed Carol — and that's not even mentioning her work in "The Grove," easily one of the show's very best episodes without any further qualifications necessary.

If we're heading for a Carol-centric episode in "Some Guy," then, we could be heading for the best episode of season eight — except it's not a Carol-centric episode, at least not in its entirety. If the next episode of the series follows the pattern of the season thus far, expect "Some Guy" to continue on the warpath with multiple storylines running simultaneously. Indeed, the trailer for the episode confirms as much, with featured scenes including grand overtures from Ezekiel, Rick Grimes taking a ride with Norman Reedus of sorts and more. Carol is very much part of the picture, and she's very likely to own the most impactful moments of the episode — but when it comes to "Some Guy," it won't be a solo show.

Watch the preview below:

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