Much like the undead that walk the post-apocalyptic world where Rick and co. are trying to survive, The Walking Dead just won’t die. Despite the viewing figures being less than impressive; the season 7 premiere hit a record with 17 million viewers, but by episode 5 it shot down to 11 million. That’s the lowest viewing figures since season 3, showing that audiences may just be getting sick and tired of this zombie apocalypse. Alas, the show trundles on and we have a synopsis for the second part of season 7 below:
The first half of Season 7 saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group broken by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), forced to fall under his will and brutally convinced to live under his rules. The second half of the season will focus on preparing for war and gathering the supplies and numbers to take Negan down once and for all.
Rick’s group will find out yet again that the world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s much bigger than anything they’ve seen so far. While they have a singular purpose – to defeat Negan – it won’t come easy. More importantly, victory will require more than Alexandria. They need the numbers of the Kingdom and the Hilltop, but, similar to how Rick felt, Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Gregory (Xander Berkeley) do not want bloodshed. To convince them otherwise will take more than speeches. The lengths Rick and the group will have to go to in order to find weapons, food and new fighters is nothing short of remarkable.
We’ll meet new survivors in incredible places. We’ll see Rick and the group tested in ways we’ve never seen before. We’ll see treachery from people we trust. Rick is confident as he will see his group and many others band together with the common goal of taking down Negan. But no amount of planning will prepare the group for all-out war with Negan and his army.
The addition of Negan hinted at a promise that The Walking Dead never quite hit, but we’re still sticking by Rick’s side and looking forward to the second part of season 7. The show returns to AMC on 12th February and additionally stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs and Tom Payne.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)