'The Walking Dead' Sneak Peek: Is the Rick-Negan Face Off Nearing?

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Simon (Steven Ogg) and Dwight (Austin Amelio) prepare The Saviors.

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Rick looks like he’s ready for a fight.

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Rick knows you can’t defend yourself without a weapon as he totes an axe.

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Simon’s expression mirrors the uncertainty of war.

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Rick may have lost Carl (Chandler Riggs), but that doesn’t mean he’s not ready for a fight.

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Daryl and Michonne are reunited at Hilltop.

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Rick and Michonne share a heartfelt moment.

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Rick mourns the dead.

- The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 12 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
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The sun is shining on Hilltop.

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Maggie is ready to defend herself as she takes a stand.

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Rosita is also armed and ready.

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Old friends Rick and Daryl spend some time together.

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Negan admires his dear bat, Lucille.

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After last week's eventful episode, The Walking Dead finds Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and crew reassembled at Hilltop, while Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the Saviors are devising their next scheme.

Season 8 has only four episodes remaining after this Sunday's "The Key," and tensions are close to bubbling over between the two groups. New photos hint that a war is in sight, leaving Rick no choice but to face the saviors.

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The Saviors are closing in on Hilltop, but Maggie (Lauren Cohan) Rosita (Christian Serratos), Daryl (Norman Reedus), Michonne (Danai Gurira), and more are ready. Click through the gallery above for a sneak peek at the exciting episode!

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