‘The Walking Dead’: Three Things To Remember Going Into Season 7

The Walking Dead Season 7 is just around the corner. The seventh installment of the series is set to air October 23. Season 6 ended with a big bang. Negan, the show’s newest villain, left fans in peril by killing one of the key members of the cast. As Negan chose his victim, the camera switched to a first-person view. Fans were disgruntled because they were left with months of suspense and agony while waiting to see who “bit the baseball bat.” Fans were only left with small tidbits and clues of what happened. Here are three things to remember going into the seventh season of The Walking Dead.

[Warning! Major Spoilers Ahead!]

‘The Walking Dead’: Three Things To Remember Going Into Season 7
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 23: (L-R) Actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun of the Walking Dead attend the IMDb Yacht at San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Day Three at The IMDb Yacht on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)

Rick’s Group Isn’t Alone Anymore

A new trailer for The Walking Dead was released during the San Diego Comic Con. The trailer confirmed the addition of new civilizations not including Alexandria and The Hilltop. Fans got a glimpse of what appear to be The Sanctuary and The Kingdom, two groups of people that also exist in the comic book storyline. The leader of The Kingdom, King Ezekiel, is leading a more utopian society than the rest of the civilizations.

The Kingdom is the most advanced civilization viewers have seen yet. They have guards with body armor, a school, and a fully functioning agricultural system. Alongside King Ezekiel also stands a tiger, which will also become a very interesting part of the seventh season. The “Alexandrians” will clearly find out about these new groups of people, because Carol and Morgan already have made contact with them in the Season 6 finale.

Rick Will Eventually Die, But Not Just Yet

Newsweek reported that creator Robert Kirkman told a fan that Rick Grimes, the show’s main character, will eventually die. He was asked about Rick’s lifespan on a Reddit AMA. This isn’t really surprising, because Kirkman has killed off fan favorites on multiple occasions. He made it clear that no one is safe on The Walking Dead.

However, Rick and his son Carl Grimes are definitely safe going into Season 7. In the final scene of Season 6, right before Negan begins to beat his victim to death, he automatically eliminates the two from contention. It is impossible for Carl and Rick to be killed in that sequence simply because of Negan’s final words.

“If anybody moves or anybody says anything, cut the boy’s other eye out and feed it to his father.”

Negan May Have Killed More Than One Person In The Season 6 Finale

According to Design and Trend, there happen to be two victims in the season six finale of The Walking Dead. Apparently, Abraham Ford and Glenn Rhee will die. Both beloved characters will be beaten to death by Negan with Lucille. The Spoiling Dead, a well-known spoiler source, released the the bold prediction with reasonable proof to back up their theory.

Glenn and Abraham were both the favorites to be killed off in the first place. In Season 6, Abraham periodically put himself in dangerous situations. He was constantly seeking the thrill of near-death. Abraham’s mindset didn’t appear to subside when he faced Negan. Abraham proudly lifted himself up from a crouching position and stared back at Negan’s daring glare.

‘The Walking Dead’: Three Things To Remember Going Into Season 7
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22: (L-R) Actors Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus attend AMC's "The Walking Dead" panel during Comic-Con International 2016 at San Diego Convention Center on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

In the comic book storyline, Glenn was killed off in the same exact situation. Even though the television adaption of The Walking Dead doesn’t exactly follow the comic book, it has matched up on certain occasions. Fans already assumed that Glenn, who is expecting a child, was most likely going to die no matter what. That kind of relentless gore and horror is right up Robert Kirkman’s alley.

Of course, this can all be boiled down to speculation until the next season of The Walking Dead airs.

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