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New 'The Walking Dead' trailer, dissected shot by shot

Take a closer look at the new Comic-Con trailer for "The Walking Dead." Season 8 airs on AMC on Oct. 22.

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Rick in sunlight

Our hero Rick looks rather Zen in this rare but peaceful moment on "The Walking Dead."

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Smiling for all the wrong reasons

When Negan smiles, you know you're in trouble.

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Time to panic

Gabriel looks concerned... and for good reason. Walkers are at the window and Negan is in too good of a mood.

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Flowery memories

Carol pontificates on posies while Tara eats a Twizzler.

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Worst commute ever

Carl searches for weapons and discovered a very deceased (hopefully) driver.

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Walkers show up in droves...

Daryl watches as a horde of walkers slowly make their way to him.

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Michonne and Rosita go for a drive

The view outside must be pretty disturbing.

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The happy homestead

Even grand mansions look creepy in a "Walking Dead" trailer.

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Bloody knuckles

Aaron's bloodied hands make us wonder who exactly he was using as a punching bag.

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Hands up!

There's no dialogue in the first half of the trailer, but it's pretty easy to lip-read the word, "Bang."

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A secret note

Dwight gets a note that says, "Tomorrow." Could this be a sign of revolution in the ranks?

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Hiding out in the hallway

Carol lurks behind a door in the kind of creepy hallway that makes you think of Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining." 

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Tally marks of the dead

That's one way to keep score of how many walkers and humans you've killed with a gun.

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Get the bag!

Whatever is in that plastic bag, this walker wants it. Here's hoping it's a masterful trap and not just a way to torment the undead.

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I spy Aaron

Who is watching Aaron through a pair of binoculars? 

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The walls have eyes

This could be one of our heroes in trouble or a Savior trying his best to keep an eye on activities outside.

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Not so happy to see you...

This isn't the best kind of welcoming crowd. One can only conclude they are all looking at a common foe.

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Looking ahead...

Daryl, Tara, Carol and Morgan all stare at the building in the distance.

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Bonding moment

"Thank you, your majesty, for being such a cool dude," Jerry says to Ezekiel.

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Walkers on parade?

The walkers seem to be following the vehicles like an undead pride parade.

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Daryl on his sweet ride

Daryl makes riding a motorcycle in the middle of a walker war look like fun. 

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Zombieland?

There are a lot of different kinds of walker corpses in this shot. Metal dumped over the walker in the background -- usually by Eugene to hold things in place.

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Armed and ready

Daryl and Rick are prepared for battle using their favorite weapons.

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Time for a pep talk

Ezekiel rallies the Kingdom's troops in the woods. 

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Don't shoot!

The raising of a fist often means, "Hold your fire."

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Rick looks worried

Whenever there's a close-up on Rick's tense face, chances are things are about to get worse.

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Kaboom!

Daryl doing what he does best -- blow stuff up!

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Rest break

Walkers might be gathering by the hundreds below, but that doesn't mean Carol and Tara can't take a break.

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Guns a-blazin'

If you're going to ambush walkers, or pesky humans, it's good to be heavily armed. 

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Everyone's a critic

This is not the crowd you want to have an argument with. 

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New sheriff in town

Carl looks mighty handy with his trusty gun.

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Point and shoot

We'd follow Carol into a walker battle any day.

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Grrrrreat!

Shiva does not look happy.

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Walker time!

With all this human-on-human fighting, it's nice to be reminded that "The Walking Dead" is supposed to be about these guys.

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The bat comes down

When Negan is mad, that's cause to celebrate.

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Walker smile

Here's a walker grin only a walker mother could love.

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Gather around

Jadis and the Scavengers gather to have a confab, but what about?

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Too close for comfort

Carl gets a little love from this walker, but will he survive?

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Walking cane?

Does the cane mean we're in a new era of walking sticks without walkers?

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Big explosions!

Yet another explosion makes this trailer fun to watch.

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Rick van Winkle?

White beard and a ragged old Rick gives us all hope that he'll get out of season 8 alive. Of course, this could also mean we get a time jump just like in "The Walking Dead" comic books.

Tune in to "The Walking Dead" season 8, which debuts on AMC on Oct. 22, and see all our Comic-Con coverage here.

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