Tonight, AMC’s The Walking Dead returns to kick off the second half of the show’s seventh season. Before the hiatus, Carl attempted to kill Negan but failed. Instead of just killing Carl, Negan decided to mentally torment him, and this continued when he brought him back to Alexandria and moved into Rick’s house. Spencer tried to sell out Rick, but Negan didn’t like his attitude and literally proved that Spencer had no guts. And when Negan discovered that someone in Alexandria was making bullets, he had innocent armory accountant Olivia killed as an example. This was the last straw for Rick, who finally manned up and headed to the Hilltop to try to join forces for an attack on Negan. Meanwhile, Richard, one of Ezekiel’s men in the Kingdom, tried to get Carol and Morgan to convince the king to make a move against the Saviors, and Daryl managed to escape from Negan’s compound.
It seems like we can expect some sort of all-out battle between the joined of Alexandria, the Hilltop & the Kingdom, and Negan and his Saviors, and I hope this comes quickly. I wasn’t really a fan of the first half of the season – I’m baffled as to why one of the Saviors doesn’t just kill Negan in his sleep. Even they don’t like him. He just rules out of fear. I really hope Rick can rally these groups together and they can bring a swift end to Negan – without losing any more of our favorite characters. It’ll be interesting to see how this three very different groups come together to go after a common enemy.
On tonight’s midseason premiere, “Rock in the Road,” Rick and the group are led to a new community, where they are introduced to its inhabitants and ruler; and a familiar face resurfaces.
To see who turns up, tune in to AMC at 9/8c.
I’ll also be watching/recording The Simpsons, Son of Zorn, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Worst Cooks in America, Black Sails, and Homeland.