After last week's episode of "The Walking Dead," there's one question going around on all fan's minds: What's happened to Maggie Rick, and the rest of the gang after the Negan death fest? Also, what's going on with Daryl? Oh, and what is the Sanctuary like?
OK, fine, there's more than one question on everyone's mind, but, luckily, it looks like fans won't have to wait too long to find out the answer to most if not all of these questions. It's already known that episode three, "The Cell," will tell viewers more about the Sanctuary, but DirectTV's cable channel guides have revealed the titles and plot synopses for episodes four and five. Score!
Episode four is titled "Service" and the synopsis reads as follows:
"The remaining members of the group try to keep it together in Alexandria; they receive a sobering visit."
Uh oh, looks like those that hung back at the "safe" place, like Gabriel, Judith, Spencer and everyone else are about to get as rude an awakening as Rick and the rest of them. Though, let's be real, they probably won't have to witness the bloody brain battering massacre everyone else did. Still, Rick, being the protector that he is, probably wanted to shield the others for quite some time, and it looks like Negan won't be letting that happen.
Next up is episode five titled "Go Getters" and the synopsis is:
"Saddled with grief and surrounded by enemies, members of the group try to find safety at the Hilltop before it's too late."
This tells us Rick and the gang, which definitely has to include Maggie who is most definitely suffering mentally and physically, will be returning to the relative safety of the Hilltop. Comic readers know that this safe place plays a huge part of the whole Negan/Sanctuary storyline, so this sounds like a good sign for comic diehards.
However, this is clearly not all good-sounding news, because what does it mean that the group is trying to "find safety" at the Hilltop? Have they been forced out of Alexandria? Are they pretending to be forced out of Alexandria to trick Negan? Why haven't Carol and Morgan tried to communicate with them from The Kingdom? Looks like we're gonna have to wait and see exactly what these deliberately vague synopses really mean when the respective episodes air on AMC.
Even if you're still recovering from Lucille's slugfest, the team at "The Walking Dead" won't let you dwell over those deaths for very long because they're ruthless and are season seven is probably going to get worse from here. Start preparing now, folks!
Airing Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC, "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Sonequa Martin-Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.