The Walking Dead, Season 7
Episode 1, The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be
My prediction for tonight is that Abraham bites the bullet. My reasoning is simple, in the audio just as last season ends we hear Negan say “Taking it like a champ.” That could mean Daryl, but Daryl can’t die!!!! So Abraham is my choice. we find out who it is at 9PM EST tonight when The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be airs.
I’m nervous and excited at the same time.
The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be with a quick recap of what happened last season. Maggie is in labor and Team Rick is about to lose someone to Lucille, Negan’s baseball bat.
The episode starts with Rick promising to kill Negan, but Began just shows Rick the bat and tells him he’ll have to speak up. Rick, like an idiot – tells Negan again he plan on killing him. This forces Negan to drag Rick into their RV – which makes me think that Rick is about to lose a hand.
When we come back from commercial Negan plays some head games with Rick. He takes him out into a field of undead before throwing the axe outside and telling Rick to go get it. The axe belongs to Negan, and Rick needs to go get it for him.
While Rick is on the roof we see the flashback to the horrible events.
First he picks Abraham.
Then Daryl freaks and punches Negan which gets Glenn killed.
After Rick has his flashback to what happened Negan reminds Rick that everyone else can suffer the same fate, so he better go get the axe and bring it back.
There is some awesome gore as Rick first leaps off the top of the RV and then uses the axe to fight off the massive horde as he imagines the rest of Team Rick suffering the same fate as Abraham & Glenn.
We then get more head games as Negan cleans the axe and tells Rick to take it – which he has no choice but to do.
After Negan finishes his head trip journey he brings Rick back to the killing spot. The survivors of team Rick are all still there, and Negan is still mad. Rick hasn’t last his anger yet.
This causes Negan to have guns put to everyone’s head before putting Carl down on the ground with a tourniquet on his arm. Rick has to cut off Carl’s arm or everyone dies. Negan Makes Rick pick up the axe and waits until he is about to drop the blade before telling him to stop. He finally see’s Rick will break.
Before Negan leaves he tells them they have 1 week before they will come back for their first collection.
Once Negan leaves Maggie gets up and tells Rick they need to fight but Rick won’t let her. She wants them to go back. She feels responsible for Team Rick being out there, for running into Negan’s group in the first place. Sasha says she will go with Maggie – is this a setup for the two girls going on a hunting trip to kill Negan?
The survivors then band together to bury their dead.
The last thing we see is Team Rick driving off in their RV, beat up, hurt, and defeated as a zombie comes out to feast on the blood and brains left behind.
Things I loved about this episode…
- Abraham telling Negan to “Suck my nuts.” A man to the end.
- Daryl lives. Although he is Negan’s captive now.
Things that I didn’t like about this episode…
- Rick telling Negan he’s going to kill him, and then repeating it. You don’t tell the guy holding the bloody baseball bat that you want revenge at all costs.
- Them making us wait and wait to find out who died.
- Glenn dying.
- The first time we saw a squished head flattened on the ground when Abraham was murdered.