It’s been a long road getting to this point for the characters of The Walking Dead. For the past six seasons, Rick Grimes has dutifully led his group all the way from the outskirts of Atlanta to the hills of Alexandria while trying to keep them all alive. However, there have been many deaths along the way, and at least one more is coming when season 7 premieres in just a week. No one knows who will be at the end of Negan’s bat Lucille, but there are a few guesses.
In the comics, it’s Glenn who meets his untimely demise, leaving Maggie pregnant with their child and Rick having to avenge his death. The show may go in the same direction, or it may be completely different. Some worry that it could instead be Daryl, which would be a big blow to the fans. Yet there could also be multiple victims. Only time will tell who doesn’t make it out alive.
Promos aren’t making the guessing game any easier either. This Sunday, October 16th at 9pm, AMC will air the special episode, The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far, which takes a look back at all the major events of the series before the highly anticipated season 7 premiere in a week. And a new promo focuses on the relationship between Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan), making some wonder if the clip is part of his swan song. Then again, it could also be a red herring.
The other promo takes a look at one of the weirdest, most unpleasant scenes in the show’s history: The moment Hershel (Scott Wilson) gets bitten in the leg by a walker, forcing Rick (Andrew Lincoln) to then chop his leg off to save him from becoming a zombie. It’s possible though that Negan dealing his death blow in the premiere will top this moment in level of grossness.
There’s for sure a lot of cool moments coming up in the new season, as the world of The Walking Dead expands to include a number of new groups. Ezekiel and his pet tiger Shiva are set to become recurring characters when The Kingdom joins the show. The season will also introduce The Sanctuary, the home of Negan and his Saviors. There’s no telling when The Walking Dead will end, since the show is still getting great ratings, but the next special episode will have a lot more memorable moments to look back on.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC for season 7, starting with “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be”, on Sunday, October 23, 2016. The Journey So Far airs October 16 at 9pm.