When we last saw the two -- not one -- group of survivors, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his team had just made a daring raid on Woodbury. They managed to rescue two of their own, Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan), who had been captured by Daryl's brother Merle (Michael Rooker), earlier. However, in doing so, Daryl (Norman Reedus) had been left behind. Captured by the Governor (David Morrisey), it appeared he and Merle were about to be forced into gladiatorial combat against each other.
Meanwhile, Andrea (Laurie Holden), who had been sleeping with the Governor, was extremely surprised to see that the town's attackers had apparently been Rick's group, as she realized when she saw Daryl.
One thing that's seen in the clip below is Daryl telling Rick that the Governor is on his way, meaning that we know Daryl will get away. We don't know the fate of Merle, though.
There may be further complications, too. In a promo released earlier (actually the "next episode highlights" from the mid-season finale), we see Carl telling his dad to "stop being the leader."
We don't think this means Carl is ready to step up as leader, but it could mean some conflict on the horizon.
Later, as well, we saw Beth kissing Rick on the cheek. Romantic complications for Rick, now that Lori is gone?
"The Walking Dead" will return to AMC on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. EST.