The official sneak peek of The Walking Dead midseason premiere is here!

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 9 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 9 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

The Walking Dead midseason premiere is almost here. Today AMC released “Roadblock” the official midseason premiere teaser and it shows that Rick and the Survivors are up against more than superior manpower when they go after Negan and the Saviors.

In the new teaser for The Walking Dead midseason premiere, “Rock In The Road” Rick, Michonne and the others find Sanctuary for the first time. They also realize that the Saviors have more than just bigger numbers and better weapons. They also have some pretty serious strategic firepower.

The trailer shows that Rick, Michonne, Carl, Tara and Jesus are in a car on the highway. The Sanctuary factory tower can be seen in the distance. But this looks more like a scouting mission than the beginning of an assault.

The Saviors have blocked the road with cars. Rick instructs the group to move the cars out of the way and then move them back into position so that the Saviors don’t know anyone has come through the blockade.

Michonne scouts the area around the blockade with binoculars and she sees something off. She alerts Rick. What she’s spotted is a trip wire strung between vehicles. A line of explosives is set to detonate if the tripwire goes off.

That means that not only do the Saviors have better weaponry and more people, they also are creative and stealthy in setting traps. Rick and the other survivors are going to need to fight a battle of wits with the Saviors as well as a physical battle. One wrong move or one tripped trap and the Saviors will know that something is up.

Don’t Underestimate The Saviors

One of Rick’s most consistent flaws is underestimating his opponent. He did it with Shane. And with the Governor. Then he did it at Terminus. When he underestimated Negan and the Saviors the first time Glenn and Abe died. Rick needs to stop underestimating what Negan and the Saviors can do.

The Saviors have proven that they are a fierce fighting force. Now Rick and the others know they are a strategic force to be reckoned with too. That will make the fight that’s coming even more difficult for the survivors.

Getting all the communities to join the fight is only the start of the battle that Rick is going to have to face. He will need to be a stronger leader than ever before if he’s going to take down Negan and the Saviors. If he can stay one step ahead of Negan, or at least stop underestimating what Negan is capable of, the survivors might have a chance to win the war that is quickly approaching.

The Walking Dead returns this Sunday, February 12th in an extended episode. All out war is coming quickly and it all begins on Sunday.