Quite a few questions were answered pretty quickly when The Walking Dead returned after the break for the second half of season 7.
After the long break, The Walking Dead returned on February 12th to begin the second half of the seventh season. When we left before the holidays, the group had regained a spark of hope and fight as they were reunited at Hilltop.
Many of the questions we had were answered for us in this episode. We didn’t see the Saviors or Negan, but there presence and threat was still felt. Let’s take a look at what we did learn.
Question #1: Would Gregory go along with things?
The group showed up at Hilltop and wanted to join with the group there to start planning the fight against Negan and the Saviors. We knew that Gregory was a potential problem with this plan. And we were right. He did not like the idea. He thinks Simon and his little faction of the Saviors likes working with him and that he can continue to maintain plausible deniability if he acts like he knows nothing about Rick’s group. Calling him Ricky makes him feel more secure in his deniablity.
Question #2: Would the Hilltop people want to join the fight?
While Gregory has his blinders on, Enid has talked to the people of Hilltop and they seem to like the idea of joining the fight. Perhaps they see the oppression of the Saviors getting worse and worse and If they can get out from Negan’s rule, it is a risk they are willing to take.
Question #3: Would Morgan and Carol find out about Abraham and Glenn?
Carol is still in the dark. She is on her own and out in the woods teaching Benjamin how to heel-toe so he won’t make so much noise. But Morgan found out about Glenn and Abraham. He also found out about Spencer and Olivia. He is having a difficult time figuring out what to do.
Question #4: Would the Kingdom join the fight?
At this point the answer is no. But the Kingdom is not unsympathetic to our group and our losses. KIng Ezekiel offered to shelter Daryl from Negan and the Saviors. The Saviors don’t come inside and Daryl should be safe for now.
Question #5: Would walkers ever be a big deal again?
Big time yes! Season 7 has been pretty weak on the cool factor regarding walkers. The sand walkers were okay. The walkers at Negan’s sanctuary were interesting. But the clothes line walker herd kill brought back the spectacular to the zombie kill on the show. It left me speechless and still.
We’re just beginning to plan the fight against the Saviors. The spark of hope and possibility has returned to our group. We are putting back some of the broken pieces. Hopefully, they will take some time to plan and think a little more before they act this time.
This time they know what they are up against. Last time they were overconfident and fought an enemy that was much larger and more brutal than they had anticipated.