There are only a couple weeks remaining before The Walking Dead returns. The upcoming season 7 premiere is set to answer the question plaguing audience members for the better part of a year as far as whom faced death at the hands of Negan's beloved weapon, Lucille. The answer may not be known just yet, despite various hints from cast members, but AMC is putting out other information regarding the premiere.
There is a lot of speculation about how things are going to play out and any result will have some kind of significant effect on the series. Following a New York Comic-Con panel, which debuted the first clip from the upcoming premiere, the title for this upcoming episode has now been revealed, along with an official synopsis. It may not be much, but it will no doubt keep the fans stirring with excitement for what is to come.
Released by AMC (via Comicbook.com), the upcoming season 7 premiere episode is titled 'The Day Will Come When You Won't Be.' This title is a reference that calls all the way back to the first season finale, where Noah Emmerich's Dr. Edwin Jenner spoke this exact phrase to Rick, after letting him go off into the world, rather than blow up in the Center for Disease Control.
The official synopsis for this upcoming episode is as follows:
"Last season ended with Rick and our group kneeling helplessly before Negan and his group. What Negan does will haunt those who survive forever."
This synopsis does very little to shake up what audiences are already aware of, as it is more blunt about what they know, rather than cryptic in regard to story details. It is also fairly slight compared to the previous synopsis provided by AMC concerning what is to come. With the lives of Rick, Daryl, Glenn, Maggie, Abraham, Eugene, Carl, Sasha, Rosita, Michonne, and Aaron hanging in the balance, it's a good bet some people will be upset with however this episode ends up playing out.
Hopefully all of the hype surrounding the premiere is paid off quickly. As menacing as Jeffrey Dean Morgan proved to be in the final minutes of the season 6 finale, fans have been waiting a good, long time to find out what actually happened. Rather than getting more of Negan talking and waiving Lucille around, ideally The Walking Dead will get to the payoff and open up to an all-new season, rather than dwelling on the past.
Of course, if the writers really pull out the stops to make this a showstopping season opener, there shouldn't be too much gripe with how they decide to play out the events that were set up earlier this year. Everyone will find out soon enough.
The Walking Dead season 7 premieres Sunday, October 23 on AMC.