After weeks of slow, plodding episodes that largely felt like filler, The Walking Dead finally delivered a good episode that managed to move the plot forward in some compelling ways. Although “Sing Me a Song” commits the same sins of previous episodes by focusing too heavily on one storyline — in this case, Negan’s twisted “bromance”(?) with Carl — it at least makes an effort to rope in different characters and storylines, which is a welcome change after multiple episodes that refused to focus on more than one setting at a time.
With next week’s episode, titled “Hearts Still Beating,” being the final episode before The Walking Dead takes its annual mid-season hiatus, we’re sure to be in for an emotional and violent sendoff and there’s a good chance we could see another major character die before the credits roll. While it’s difficult to know where things are headed, even with The Walking Dead comics available to be used as reference, here are some predictions for what will happen in the last episode of Season 7’s first half.
Warning: SPOILERS from The Walking Dead comics are discussed in this article.
10. Dwight Will Let Daryl Escape
It’s been frustrating to watch a largely silent Daryl be Negan’s prisoner for half a season, but it looks like he’ll finally be making his big escape in the mid season finale. I’m assuming that Sherry is the one who passed the note and tools under Daryl’s door and while we’ll probably see Daryl interact with her one more time before he leaves, you just know that Dwight is going to catch Daryl trying to make a break for it. However, rather that just throw him back in his cell, I think Dwight is going to let Daryl go.
This would represent Dwight’s first true act of defiance against Negan and start him on the path that eventually leads to his defection, but there are also more personal reasons that explain why Dwight would do this. I think that, deep down, Dwight feels bad that he stole Daryl’s motorcycle and left him for dead back in Season 6, especially after Daryl showed him and Sherry mercy. By letting him go now, Dwight will essentially be returning the favor and squaring things up with Daryl in the process, which could come in handy later if the two end up on the same side of the coming war.