We are less than two weeks away now from the season seven premiere of The Walking Dead. Above is a refresher on season six for viewers who have forgotten the events that led us to the moment in the sixth season finale when Negan bashed someone’s head in with his baseball bat, Lucille. Viewers who need even more refreshing can watch the 88-hour marathon coming up on AMC.
If you’re caught up, however, then you know that Negan is going to kill someone in the premiere. We all have our theories. My theory is that it is Maggie. Some people believe it will be Glenn. I do not think it will be Glenn. However, it could be both, because Jeffrey Dean Morgan has confirmed that there will be multiple victims. Or maybe it’ll be poor Aaron. No one ever predicts Aaron.
What we DO know now, however, is the title of the seventh season premiere. According to AMC, it is called, “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be.”
That title may not immediately ring any bells, but it’s actually a callback to season one and a conversation that Rick had with Dr. Edwin Jenner, played by Noah Emmerich (now of The Americans).
Here’s that clip:
“Here’s your chance, take it,” Jenner says to Rick.
“I’m grateful,” Rick responds.
“The day will come when you won’t be.”
For some context, that conversation takes place right after Dr. Jenner tells Rick, et. al, that everyone in the CDC will die if they don’t evacuate. Jenner, however, is staying behind because he finds the idea of death a relief. He’s ready to die to escape the misery of the world. In other words, what Dr. Jenner is saying to Rick in that scene is, “The day will come when you won’t be” grateful to be alive anymore.
That day arrives on Sunday, October 23rd.