The Walking Dead Season 7 – Possible Things to Come in the Back 8 Episodes
Are Rick and Company in ‘Kill Mode’?
I don’t know about my fellow obsessives who’ve watched the first 8 episodes more than once (should I admit to how many times I’ve seen them?), but I think Season 7B is going to be a belter!
Many fans weren’t so keen on the first few of this season, but I reckon it’s the slow build up and coming together that will make the future of our favourite show everything it should be. If Rick’s group, Hilltop, the Kingdom, etc etc, had started banding together and fighting back from early on, the impact of their future triumphs would not be so great, just as the win over Gareth and Terminus in Seasons 4/5 wouldn’t have meant so much if our group hadn’t been separated and found their own long, hard paths back.
There’s no way Negan’s going to be ousted within just 8 episodes, but…. these are my predictions for the weeks following February 12th, plus a couple of hints I’ve read about the upcoming second half of The Walking Dead season 7:
- The results of the Kingdom’s walker-fed pigs will start to show – now, I was looking forward to this, but I’ve read several reasons why what they’re doing won’t work, the main one being that none of Gareth’s gang turned after eating Bob’s leg. We’ll see. Perhaps they’ll get very sick!
- Maggie will take over Hilltop, though not immediately and not without difficulty.
- Gregory will betray Rick and Co to the Saviours, for his own gain.
- …. but will, eventually, meet a grisly end, re the noose picture I mentioned in my previous article.
- The mysterious Big Foot will turn out to belong to someone who can help them. I’ve been racking my brains wondering if it’s anyone we’ve already met, but I’m stumped. So, a new character – or maybe someone we’ve heard of but not seen?
- After his Lucille style attack on Fat Joey, I expect Daryl to take no prisoners. Norman Reedus has been quoted as saying that he’s in ‘kill mode‘….
- Tara will finally admit that she knows where there are some guns. Just want to say that I’m not entirely convinced by Tara’s weight gain in the last couple of years, unless she’s been pilfering Michonne’s stale M&Ms, and Spencer’s secret cache…
- Now, Heath. I’m wondering if he’ll be picked up by the Saviours along his way back to Alexandria, and, judging by the jaded disillusionment of his conversation with Tara in the caravan, will join with them. Just an idea – and could he end up being Rick’s man ‘inside’, perhaps? Yes, I’m going out on a limb and writing my own storylines here! My husband was sure he was dead, so I had to watch Episode 6 three times to make sure he wasn’t! Don’t tell me I’ve missed something….
- Eugene will work out some method of sabotage while he’s making bullets for Negan.
- I’ve seen something about a new group that Rick meets in a junkyard, with a strong female leader – picture below, from episode 10. Hmmm….
- Andrew Lincoln is quoted as saying that “the tone of the remainder of Season 7 is quite different and that the “thrill of the fight” will be evident”. YESSS!
So many questions remain: what will Carol and Morgan’s reaction be when they discover what’s gone on? It’s hard to comprehend that all we’ve watched has taken us up to only about 3 weeks since Morgan went off in search of Carol! Ezekiel seems like a reasonable sort of chap – but will he be persuaded to join in the fight? I’m liking Cindy from the coast, and Ezekiel’s soldier with the secret caravan, who I imagine will be instrumental in whatever Rick’s plot will be.
I’m guessing that there will still be at least one more devastating occurrence, but I don’t think the season finale will end on quite such a disastrous note – or am I just being optimistic? I’d love to hear what you think, too 🙂
The Walking Dead returns to AMC with its continuation of season 7 on Sunday, February 12th at 9/8C.