Despite introducing one of the most iconic villains from the comic book series, The Walking Dead has still yet to find its footing in season 7. The story moves too slowly and there are far too many filler episodes, especially for a show that takes a two month break after the first half of the season has aired.
While it’s impossible to know whether or not the writers will pick up the pace in the second half, the synopsis of season 7, part 2 shared by AMC this week is promising, especially for those who prefer action scenes.
Here’s the complete, lengthy synopsis for the upcoming story arc on The Walking Dead:
The first half of Season 7 saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the group broken by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), forced to fall under his will and brutally convinced to live under his rules. The second half of the season will focus on preparing for war and gathering the supplies and numbers to take Negan down once and for all.
Rick’s group will find out yet again that the world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s much bigger than anything they’ve seen so far. While they have a singular purpose – to defeat Negan – it won’t come easy. More importantly, victory will require more than Alexandria. They need the numbers of the Kingdom and the Hilltop, but, similar to how Rick felt, Ezekiel (Khary Payton) and Gregory (Xander Berkeley) do not want bloodshed. To convince them otherwise will take more than speeches. The lengths Rick and the group will have to go to in order to find weapons, food and new fighters is nothing short of remarkable.
We’ll meet new survivors in incredible places. We’ll see Rick and the group tested in ways we’ve never seen before. We’ll see treachery from people we trust. Rick is confident as he will see his group and many others band together with the common goal of taking down Negan. But no amount of planning will prepare the group for all-out war with Negan and his army.
The show has relied on cliffhangers as heavily as any show on television recently, so we’re hopeful that the war actually begins in season 7. Then again actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan) has already confirmed he’ll be sticking around for season 8, so we likely won’t see the conclusion of the war until fall, at the earliest.
In addition to the synopsis, AMC also published a few new photos from season 7B:
The Walking Dead season 7 returns to AMC on February 12th.