Tonight The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 5, billed as “Rick’s final episode” premieres. The show will premiere at 9 p.m. Eastern on AMC. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch AMC live on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
AMC is one of 85 channels included in the main Fubo bundle. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
AMC is included in Philo’s main 40-channel bundle, which is the cheapest among all streaming services if you plan on keeping it long-term. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch the show on your computer via the Philo website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Philo app.
If you can’t watch live, Philo also allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which allows you to replay any event that has aired in the last three days.
AMC is included in both the “Sling Orange” and “Sling Blue” channel packages. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of either, and you can then watch the show live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Additional Options Through AMC
In addition to being able to watch AMC live via the above streaming services, you can also watch on your computer via AMC.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the AMC app. You’ll need to sign in to a TV provider to watch this way, but you can use your Philo or FuboTV credentials to do that.
If you miss live streaming the show tonight, your opportunity isn’t over. Full videos of each episode are typically available the day after the show airs, for a limited time, for people with a cable subscription. You can go directly to the episodes here.
And finally, if you don’t mind watching the episode tomorrow after it airs, you have some options for that too. The episode will be available the day after it airs in a variety of formats. (Sometimes, the episode is released earlier than this.) You can find the episode On Demand or on AMC.com here. If you don’t have a cable subscription, you can still watch the episode by purchasing it on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Xbox. On Amazon, viewers who pre-order Season 9 of The Walking Dead will receive the episodes the day after they broadcast.
Tonight’s episode is called “What Comes After.” The synopsis reads: “Rick is forced to face the past as he struggles to maintain the safety of the communities and protect the future he and Carl envisioned.”
Here’s a preview:
And here’s a sneak peek:
As you could tell in Episode 4, Rick is still struggling with Carl’s death and I don’t think he’s truly allowed himself to grieve. That’s why he might be making some questionable decisions about trying to save that bridge — decisions that ended up getting him impaled on rebar.
The beginning of the season kicked off with an 18-month time jump. Since then, the communities have been struggling. Maggie wants Negan dead, and Daryl is determined to support all her decisions. Daryl is just as loyal to Maggie as he was to Carol, and it’s good that she has someone backing her up like that. But she also has Jesus, who isn’t afraid to let her know when he disagrees with her plan.
The Commonwealth is still out there, which is the group that Georgie oversees (at least, that’s what fans have been guessing.) Meanwhile, Jadis is working with a group that has a helicopter and takes people labeled “A” or “B” in exchange for goods and supplies. I’ve got to wonder if Negan knew about this group.
It’s unclear how all these struggles are going to play into “Rick’s final episode.” I’m just hoping against hope that Rick doesn’t die and we’re left with a chance to see him again one day.