After an agonizingly slow season, the season seven finale for The Walking Dead finally delivered the highly-anticipated rematch between Rick and Negan. Rick and company have a plan, but it’s going to take all their allies to bail them out as the first shots of war are fired. And one of our own isn’t going to make it out alive.
We were given yet another 90-minute episode for The Walking Dead’s midseason finale. Half a dozen story threads were left dangling from last week, and they all came together just in time for Hurricane Negan to mess them up.
Negan finally flexed his brutality again and, unfortunately, more of the characters died. But instead of despairing, the group finally comes together, both emotionally and physically.
This week we finally return to Rick and the folks at Alexandria. Negan’s new world order has begun to divide our group, both physically and emotionally. Some scavenge to gather supplies for the Saviors, while others begin developing foolhardy plans to go after Negan.
Carl is the most foolhardy of them all, making it all the way to the main man himself, but his assassination attempt doesn’t exactly go as planned.
The Walking Dead continues its ill-fated tour around its ever-expanding world that we’re traveling this season. Over the course of five episodes, we’ve managed to check in with all our characters except for the last two — Heath and Tara.
You may have forgotten about them because they’re not very important, but the show decided to invest an entire 70-minute episode into their supply-run adventures anyway.
The episode is told slightly out of order, skipping between Heath and Tara on their two week mission and the aftermath of a zombie attack that separates them.
The pair left shortly after the attack on the Savior outpost last season. Heath is dealing with the moral ramifications of having murdered a bunch of people proactively, while Tara exudes her usual pragmatic and likable charm. After two weeks of searching, they haven’t found much and don’t want to return empty-handed.
Negan’s victim from the S6 finale finally revealed
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It’s been six long months since we were last teased with the disappointing cliffhanger of The Walking Dead‘s sixth season. Thankfully season seven’s premiere episode doesn’t waste time with anything else.
Well, a little time. Like 20 minutes.
Let’s get the big question out of the way: Who did Negan kill?