We’re currently halfway through the first half of The Walking Dead‘s 7th season, which has seen the brutal introduction of Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s villain Negan. So far we’ve found out who met Lucille, where you can find a tiger, how much Daryl hates the song Easy Street and that Negan can shove his d**k down Rick’s throat. Next week we’re returning to the Hilltop Colony, where Maggie has gone for medical treatment with Sasha. We know have some idea what’s in store for the rest of the first half of this season thanks to the release of the episode titles and synopses for episode’s 6, 7 and 8.
Episode 6 is titled Swear, and the synopsis reads:
“Someone stumbles upon a brand new society, and this society is unlike anything seen before.”
This synopsis could hint at a couple of options. It’s been rumoured that episode 6 will see the return of Tara and Heath as the pair continue their supply run that began all the way back in Season 6. Apparently the pair will meet a new group of characters near a beach. For comic book readers, this immediately makes you think of Oceanside, however if the show continues to roughly stick to the same timeline as the comics then this is a ways off. The other option is that Rick will discover the Kingdom, and the first plans of a takedown of Negan may begin to emerge. Personally, the Tara and Heath theory seems to be the more likely, but I’m not certain we will be introduced to Oceanside.
Episode 7 has an even stronger connection to the comics. Entitled Sing Me A Song. The synopsis reads as follows:
“A deeper look at the Sanctuary and the world of the Saviours; members of Alexandria look for supplies.”
The title and synopsis of this episode suggest that we will see Carl arrive at the Sanctuary, if the show follows the comics. In Robert Kirkman’s original story, Carl sneaks to the Sanctuary and takes down a bunch of Saviours with a machine gun. Negan then forces him to remove his eyepatch and sing a song for him. Considering we’ve been told this season is going to follow the comics pretty closely, this is a very likely scenario. Of course, it might be possible that the show is giving Daryl Carl’s arc and relationship with Negan from the comics, but considering how loved that particular element of the comics is by fans makes me think we may get to hear Chandler Riggs’ singing voice.
Episode 8 is the mid-season finale, and is called Hearts Still Beating. The synopsis reads:
“Negan’s unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues as other members scavenge for supplies; things quickly spin out of control.”
The synopsis for this episode hints at a major comic-based spoiler. In the comics, Negan shows up to Alexandria to discover Rick is at the Kingdom, and ends up having a conversation with Spencer. The actor behind Spencer recently talked about realising the character’s death on the screen, so we could see quite an ending to The Walking Dead‘s 2016.
So, what do you think of these episode details? Are you excited about the rest of the first half of The Walking Dead‘s seventh season? Are you enjoying the season so far? Sound off in the comments below.
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