Yesterday, AMC released an extended Walking Dead Season 7 preview, which featured several cast members and producers offering insight into the highly-anticipated episodes that will start airing on Sunday, February 12. Today we have another sneak peek at the show, albeit a much more succinct one, with a 30-second glimpse into the new episodes where Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of his survivors are fighting for their future. While there isn't much to be gleaned as far as story details from this video, there are a few intriguing shots worth pointing out.
Towards the end of the mid-season finale, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) killed young Spencer Monroe (Austin Nichols) by literally gutting him with a knife, which lead Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos) to make her big move. Using the gun she hid from Negan, and the bullet that Eugene (Josh McDermitt) made for her, Rosita fired a shot at Negan, but she missed. Negan then demanded to know who made the bullet, with Eugene confessing that he made it, as he's taken away by Negan at the end of the episode. This preview shows Eugene at the Santcuary, using some sort of homemade torch to create a sizable fireball.
While it isn't exactly clear why Eugene is lighting these inflated rubber gloves on fire, it seems to be to entertain a few of Negan's wives, who are seen looking on in amusement, wearing their traditional black dresses, in this video from AMC. There isn't much we know about Negan's wives, but we saw in one episode that he seems to have quite a few of them, including Sherry (Christine Evangelista), the ex-wife of Dwight (Austin Amelio), after Sherry agreed to marry Negan when Negan's wife-to-be Tina (Liz E. Morgan) died.
Also of important note is that Daryl has been reunited with his crossbow. Savior Dwight had it last. So does this spell certain doom for Dwight? Or will the Savior betray Negan and begin working with Rick and his crew?
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. Take a look at the new trailer for The Walking Dead, which returns with the back half of Season 7 on Sunday, February 12 at 9 PM ET on AMC.