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Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus Are Ready for Battle in New The Walking Dead Photo

Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus in The Walking Dead

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updated 09/03/2014 AT 5:00 PM ET

originally published 09/04/2014 AT 9:00 AM ET

Looks like Terminus really wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.

Last season on The Walking Dead, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his people risked their lives searching for the mysterious sanctuary – only to be taken hostage. Rick cursed their captors, vowing, “They’re going to feel pretty stupid when they find out that they’re screwing with the wrong people.”

In a still from Season 5 shared exclusively with PEOPLE, Rick seems to be keeping his promise, armed and ready for the fight alongside Daryl (Norman Reedus).

The Walking Dead returns Oct. 12 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC. For more on what’s next for your favorite apocalypse survivors, watch the trailer below.

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