"The Walking Dead" Season 7 is ready to throw down in Alexandria. This aggression will not stand, man!

Look at Negan there at the head of the Grimes family kitchen table. Last week he held Baby Judith, now he has apparently shaved himself, just like the Ricktator. He is a Stage 5 Clinger and someone has to at least try to do something in the midseason finale.

The Sunday, December 11 Episode 8, "Hearts Still Beating," is another supersized 90 minutes, with this AMC synopsis: "Negan's unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues as other members scavenge for supplies; things quickly spin out of control."

Josh McDermitt (Eugene) previewed the final episode of 2016 to EW Morning Live:

"We certainly end the midseason with a bang. [...] The way the last episode ended, with [Negan] holding baby Judith, is pretty disgusting, and we're gonna pick up shortly after that and see what goes down. You know, Rick right now is not in Alexandria. He's off on a supply run or something with Aaron, so we're gonna see more of that and what happens there. And hopefully, he can make it back to Alexandria in time to see Negan basically becoming the adoptive father to baby Judith and Carl. And everything is going to go down in Alexandria."

It's on! Check out the promo and one sneak peek:Olivia is getting a lot of screen time all of a sudden. We know what that usually means, but here's hoping it really just means she's ready to slap Negan again. He could use more of that -- especially now that he appears to be clean-shaven.

Episode 8 is also meant to take us back to the Kingdom, which seems to be doing just fine without us, even if we miss Carol. It may be time for Queen C and Morgan to rally King Ezekiel and the Kingdom to help fight off Negan and the Saviors. Carol won't like the idea of Negan with Judith any more than Rick, and she'll surely want to help her buddy Pookie escape Negan's clutches.

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The Walking Dead
AMCTVMAOctober 31, 2010
Based on 16 critics

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