We’re so close to the Season 7 midseason return of The Walking Dead, we can practically hear Negan whistling in our ears! While the show had definitely had its ups and downs lately, entering a slump after breaking records with its violent season premiere, even fair-weather fans will be back in droves. All indications are, all-out war is on the horizon. And while it will be awesome to see The Saviors get their comeuppance, battles are always hard-won on The Walking Dead, and we’re bound to take some significant losses.
As we continue our countdown towards Sunday’s return, it’s the perfect time to bone up on all those Walking Dead Easter Eggs we might have missed. I’m talking about those hidden tributes and inside jokes the producers throw in for us uber-fans. You’d be surprised how often the showrunners drop gems for the obsessively attentive!
The video below from WhatCulture has 20 of the most recent and enduring Walking Dead Easter Eggs. Did you notice them all at the time they aired? Which ones (if any) surprised you the most? After that, check out the latest teaser for Season 7 Episode 9, as well as an extensive synopsis of what’s to come. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: The highly anticipated mid-season premiere of the #1 show in all of television among adults 18-49, AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” launches Sunday, February 12th, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. In the debut episode, #7.09, “Rock in the Road,” Rick and the group are led to a new community where they are introduced to its inhabitants and ruler. A familiar face resurfaces.
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.