For The Walking Dead’s Nov. 13 episode, Negan seems to be heading for Alexandria, and he’s going to be making an extra-long introduction.
While the first three episodes of season 7, including the upcoming installment debuting Sunday, have stayed around the 60-minute mark, the zombie and baseball bat terror is being extended to 85 minutes for next week’s fourth episode, EW has confirmed.
With the previews for the upcoming episode pointing to a Daryl and Dwight-centric story, the group won’t be making their not-so-triumphant return to their home base until episode 4, where they can expect to see an unwelcomed face. The logline for the Nov. 13 installment: “The remaining members of the group try to keep it together in Alexandria; they receive a sobering visit.”
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Andrew Lincoln recently teased what’s ahead when asked by EW’s Dalton Ross how the people back in Alexandria will react to the events of the season 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,” he shared. “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.”
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.