Everyone is out for blood in the mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead,” airing Sunday, December 11. Given that the title of the episode is “Hearts Still Beating,” it seems safe to assume that someone’s heart won’t be beating by episode’s end. Watch AMC’s preview trailer for Season 7, episode 8 above.
It seems like everyone has their own plan for killing Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). The trailer opens on Rosita (Christian Serratos) staring at her new bullet. As of right now, she and Spencer (Austin Nichols) are the only Alexandrians in possession of a weapon with ammo. Could Rosita be the one to take out the group’s nemesis? She’s closer to her target now that Negan is vacationing in Alexandria, but her plan has the potential to backfire spectacularly.
Carl (Chandler Riggs) also still has a grudge for Negan, who’s seen holding his sister Judith in the trailer. Baby Judith has far outlived her comic counterpart so Carl should tread carefully when carrying out an assassination attempt. Olivia (Ann Mahoney) seems protective of the child though, in what looks like the most tense family dinner scene ever. Hopefully Olivia makes lemonade up to Negan’s standards and escapes his clutches.
Outside of Alexandria, Michonne (Danai Gurira) is still holding a Savior hostage at gunpoint. It’s unclear if they’re driving toward Alexandria or the Sanctuary. There is an army waiting at the Saviors’ base, so hopefully Michonne has one last trick up her sleeve. The Kingdom is also formulating some plan of attack. One of its armor clad members is pleading with Morgan (Lennie James) for help. Carol (Melissa McBride) doesn’t appear in the preview, but if Morgan can recruit her out of seclusion to help the Kingdom, fans would surely love to see Carol blow up another villain’s base.
The preview ends with Rick (Andrew Lincoln) staring ahead in shock, with tears streaming down his face. This has become a familiar expression for Rick during Negan’s reign. Could the show possibly destroy our hero even more with the death of another loved one? It will surely be a long winter for “The Walking Dead” fans after the mid-season finale airs on Sunday.
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