Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes; single - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 9 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMCWho do you trust on "The Walking Dead," and what will they do to lose your trust in the second half of Season 7?

AMC just released the official synopsis and three new photos to promote Season 7B, which starts Sunday, February 12. Here's the synopsis:

"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."

They put "all-out war" with Negan right in the synopsis. Nice. But we shouldn't expect that comic book storyline to play out this season. The season finale -- which Andrew Lincoln loved, and basically promised would make us cheer -- will probably include some mention of all-out war as a preview for Season 8. But that's just a guess. Maybe they'll surprise us and start the war right here in the next eight episodes.

Here are two other photos, in addition to the one above of Rick looking lost in the road:

Katelyn Nacon as Enid, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Tom Payne as Paul 'Jesus' Rovia, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa; group - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 9 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMCThat's Katelyn Nacon as Enid, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Tom Payne as Paul 'Jesus' Rovia, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha Williams, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, and Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa. They look like they are still at Hilltop, which is the location of AMC's previous back half teaser photo, showing Maggie and Rick talking to Gregory.

Here are Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Ross Marquand as Aaron, and Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler:

Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler; group - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 9 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMCDo you think this photo is Tara taking a select group (including recruiter Aaron) to meet the women of Oceanside?

"The Walking Dead" Season 7 returns February 12 at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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