I've come across it in the 11th episode of the 6th season of the Walking Dead. The context is a guy leads Rick and his friends to his camp. But, on the road they see a car crashed, which makes Rick suspicious of the guy's intentions.

Rick: If it's a trick, it won't end well for you.

The guy: My people are in trouble. They are... We don't have a lot of fighters. I know how it looks, but I'll play it out.

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The sense is this one:

Collins Dictionary "play out"

  1. (transitive) to finish let's play the game out if we aren't too late


  1. to play to the finish

It means that the guy will continue leading Rick, despite Rick's threat.

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