The return of The Walking Dead caught many people by surprise, with Scott M. Gimple and Greg Nicotero delivering a much different episode then what we've come to expect from the season and mid-season premieres. While this was likely an emotional episode for the cast & crew, it seems like many of them were still having a great time on set and we have a look at a number of behind-the-scenes photos from this instant classic episode. *Spoiler Warning*

“After the tragic events of the mid-season finale – as well as losing the possibility of a cure in Washington, DC – Rick Grimes’ band of survivors find themselves on the road, surviving day-to-day and trying to hold on to their shredded humanity and dwindling hope. Stripped of security and without a direction for the future, some of the group near their breaking point, some find themselves hardened and cold and some just try to grasp onto what little they have left.

Though they are still breathing, the line between Rick’s group and the dead is starting to blur. Could there be anything at this point that brings them back to life?”

In case you missed it, check out our previous coverage of The Walking Dead Season 5's upcoming second half:

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