Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Ross Marquand as Aaron, Alanna Masterson as Tara Chambler; group - T
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It's all been building to this—Negan, Lucille, the rampant disrespect raining upon Alexandria. After going on midseason hiatus on Dec. 11, The Walking Dead Season 7 begins its second half on Feb. 12, and today a synopsis (and a new photo, above) is tiding us over.

Read what to expect, via The Wrap, which also has a couple more images:

"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."

Walking Dead comic book dabblers and newbies who want to get current with the show can read through Vol. 21: All Out War (Part Two), or through issue #120 (which, on the page, actually concluded three years ago). It's 1,000 percent worth it.

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