The Walking Dead Season Five Marathon Announced, Leading Up to Midseason Finale

Starting at 2 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, AMC will screen the first seven episodes of The Walking Dead's fifth season, leading up to "Coda," the series' fall/winter finale.

The final episode of 2014 will air thus Sunday, November 30, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC. It will feature Rick and his group of survivors squaring off against Dawn and her people at Grady Memorial Hospital.

The game-changing second half of the season is widely expected to follow the comics closely, tracking the survivors' trek toward what will come to be known as the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Before they can do that, though, they have to try to rescue Carol and Beth from Grady.

You can also get a head-start on your Season Five binge by watching full recent episodes on amc.com using your cable provider to log-in.