Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Tara (Alanna Masterson), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Carl (Chandler Riggs), Jesus (Tom Payne), Rosita (Christian Serratos), and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) encounter a roadblock staged by the Saviors in a new clip from The Walking Dead season seven’s midseason premiere. The Walking Dead returns with season seven episode nine which finds the gang trying to convince King Ezekiel and the Kingdom to join Alexandria and the Hilltop in an alliance against Negan and the Saviors. Episode nine titled ‘Rock in the Road’ will air on Sunday, February 12, 2017.
The season seven cast also includes Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Josh McDermitt, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Katelyn Nacon, Lauren Cohan, Seth Gilliam, and Ross Marquand.
The season seven second half plot: The first half of season 7 saw Rick (Lincoln) and the group broken by Negan (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.
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