We’ve heard comments from the cast and crew that we’ve finally seen the end of Doormat Rick And The Grovellers. Today AMC confirmed it by releasing the official plot synopsis for Season 7B and three new screenshots.
Rick has found a gun now. He has approximately one gun. He’s probably going to need more. He’s also got a hatchet in the other holster to serve as the “physical weapon of last resort” like you get in video games.
“Hey, Rick? The rabid cougar is over THERE.”
Meeting at the Hilltop, to convince them to join the army. Let’s hope this coming set of episodes is more than just a series of meetings.
Below is AMC’s synposis. The Walking Dead returns February 12.
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.