Next weeks episode of The Walking Dead is set to feature the return of Jesus, played by Tom Payne, and his community known as The Hilltop. However, unlike the previous four episodes of the shows seventh season, it appears the episode won’t be focused exclusively on one group of characters, made evident by three new photos from the next Sundays episode released by AMC.
The episode is titled “Go Getters” and while the images do not reveal much, they do feature cast members Chandler Riggs and Katelyn Nacon, indicating that at least part of the episode will feature the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
In addition to the image of Tom Payne as Jesus featured above, you can check out the other two images below!
Up until this point, our characters have lived through conflicts… Disease, hunger, scores of the undead, tragedy, betrayal, and unthinkable loss. Through this, they’ve become formidable. Powerful. Unstoppable.
To start Season Seven, that power is taken away. They had found safety and stability. They had created a home. They thought the world was theirs. They thought they knew the world. They were wrong.
The first half of Season Seven sees our group fractured, broken, bereaved, and picking up the pieces while living under the thumb of oppression. Negan will have successfully brought the survivors under his control, brutally convincing them to live under his rules with a deadly and horrific example of what happens if they don’t.
Other characters are unaware of what’s happened, but have become separated from the group either by incident or choice — they will learn that they can’t escape this new turn of their world, either. This half season is about these characters starting over.
The overall theme of the season is beginning again. The world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s bigger and it’s even more dangerous.
The Walking Dead airs on Sunday at 9:00 pm ET on AMC.