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The Walking Dead 'Claimed' Preview Gives Us Another Introduction To Michael Cudlitz's Character

I realize that Michael Cudlitz has made a name for himself as an actor for his starring role in Southland, however there's some part of me that's always going to know him as the guy who took Brenda to the prom in Beverly Hills, 90210 and the problematic Bob in one of the best episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer ever ("The Zeppo"), among his other numerous credits. But ok, he was John Cooper in Southland too, and now he's Sergeant Abraham Ford in The Walking Dead. The character was glimpsed at the very end of last night's episode, and we get a better look at him in the trailer for next weal's "Claimed."

With the group split up and homeless, now seems as good a time as any to introduce some new characters. From the preview for "Claimed," it looks like the episode will be split between Tara, Glenn and their new friends, and Rick and Michonne over at the house. If there was any footage of the rest of the people, I missed it. Just as Glenn admitted that he needs Tara's help whether he wants it or not, it looks like his alliance with Ford and his companions is formed in similar fashion. People can't exactly afford to be choosy when it comes to who they team up with. That said, the living has proven to be as unpredictable and deadly as the dead, so some alliances are probably better off short-lived than others.

Rick, Michonne and Carl were absent from last night's episode, but this clip from "Claimed" gives us a look at what's going on with them at the house where they're saying...

It's good that Michonne's there to help get things done and encourage Rick to rest up so he can get strong again. Hopefully he'll be a bit refreshed when it comes time to leave that house and get back on the road, assuming that's the plan.

As for last night's episode, AMC put this clip up, listing it as the week's most talked about scene. As you might guess, it involves Lizzie's efforts to silence Judith...

The Walking Dead airs Sunday at 9:00 p.m. ET on AMC. Read our breakdown of last night's "Inmates" episode here!