The season finale of The Walking Dead is finally upon us, and a war is brewing between the communities.
Rick is ready to stand up against his adversary, and he's got an army of other colonies at his back. Negan knows that Rick is finished kneeling, and that's not okay. Dwight is turning face, Eugene is turning heel, and Sasha is caught right in the middle of everything.
With all if those moving parts, it's difficult to say what could happen in tonight's finale. However, that doesn't stop us from trying. Without further ado, for the final time this season, here are five predictions for The Walking Dead tonight.
Maggie Takes Charge
At some point, Maggie is going to take charge of Hilltop. It happens in the comics, and the seeds have been planted for the same to be true of the show.
As we saw last week, the people of Hilltop are already look at Maggie like a leader. Gregory is the only obstacle left standing in her way.
With the guy seemingly on his way to the Sanctuary, it's time for Maggie to truly take the crown.
Negan Discovers Eugene
Eugene is helping Sasha to some extent, and he gave her the poison that the wives asked him to make for Negan.
If Sasha tries to use the poison, and she's caught, Negan will know where the poison came from. There's only one person in Sanctuary who could have pulled that off, so Eugene will be on the chopping block.
The only way Eugene could survive this situation is by reverting to his lying ways once again.
Lucille Round 2
Lucille hasn't taken a victim since the season premiere, and Negan is just itching to use her again.
If someone is going to be killed this week - possibly Sasha or Eugene - the guy could go back to his trademark method.
To send a message to Rick, Negan could even line some folks up again. Wouldn't that be a show of force?
This has been coming for weeks now, and there's almost no way she makes it to season eight.
Ever since Abraham was killed, Sasha has been on a sacrificial kick. Every action she's taken was another step towards killing Negan. That's become her purpose, and she'll die well before she fails.
Holly - Sasha's comic character - died at about this same place in the story. It's Sasha's time, so start saying your goodbyes.
Rick Wins The Battle
When all is said and done this week, the tide could definitely turn. With all of the other communities at his side, Rick could actually win the first real battle of the war.
There's no way there aren't casualties during this encounter, but the Saviors will suffer much more than the rest.
With a simple victory at the gates of Alexandria, Rick would send Negan back to the Sanctuary with his tail between his legs. He'll come back even angrier in season eight, but it won't be until he's felt the sting of defeat.