After AMC’s The Walking Dead shocked viewers around the world with its Season 7 premiere and the gruesome deaths that occurred in it, the show switched gears in its follow-up episode by opting to follow the survivors who had the good fortune of escaping Negan’s oppressive cruelty … for now. However, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) plans to be a major antagonist throughout this season and likely future seasons for the immensely popular series. He’s such a big presence, in fact, that an upcoming episode is going to need a super-sized runtime just to fit everything in.
As EW reports, the fourth episode of this season of The Walking Dead will have an 85-minute runtime rather than the usual 60-minutes. If we know one thing about Negan, it’s that he loves to make an introduction, complete with an extended monologue. This next episode looks like it will focus on Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Dwight (Austin Amelio), but the fourth, super-sized episode on November 13th will see Negan make his presence known to Alexandria, one way or another.
Season 7, Episode 4 of The Walking Dead has the following logline:
“The remaining members of the group try to keep it together in Alexandria; they receive a sobering visit.”
And here’s what Andrew Lincoln had to say to EW about the reaction of the Alexandrians to the events that took place in the Season 7 premiere:
“All I will say is that this is a rocky road. It’s a shocking beginning to a season, but it is the beginning of a season. That’s what people have to remember. This is where we begin, after the quake. This season is about rebuilding and about characters dealing with the trauma and grief of this brutal attack, but also this new regime that they are now a part of. And each react in their own individual ways. It’s more Lord of the Rings than Lord of the Flies this season.”
Be sure to keep up with Evan Valentine‘s weekly episode recaps here, and take a look at some of our recent coverage of The Walking Dead below:
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