ByAllanah Faherty, writer at Creators.co
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Allanah Faherty

Warning: Possible spoilers for The Walking Dead comic series ahead.

Back in the premiere episode of #TheWalkingDead Season 7, #Negan issued #Rick with the promise that he and his crew will be at Alexandria in a week to collect their first offering of supplies. Now it looks like their first trip to the community will take place during a special extended episode in two weeks time.

Negan in the premiere episode [AMC]
Negan in the premiere episode [AMC]

The title and synopsis for The Walking Dead Episode 4, "Service" was recently revealed, along with the news that the episode will be 85 minutes long - almost half an hour longer than a regular episode. This is great news for lovers (or haters) of our new Big Bad, because given the synopsis description for "Service," it looks like we're about to see a lot of him — or at least his men — on screen. Take a read:

The remaining members of the group try to keep it together in Alexandria; they receive a sobering visit.

Uh oh. Sounds like the whole of Alexandria are going to be introduced to Negan very soon, and that's unlikely to be an enjoyable experience. I mean check out this image from Episode 4, with Negan outside the gates of the community:

Negan outside Alexandria in Episode 4 [AMC]
Negan outside Alexandria in Episode 4 [AMC]

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But aside from the very short synopsis, there's actually another indication of what might go down in Episode 4 thanks to the comic series! Issue 103 of the comic series contains a storyline which is likely the inspiration for Episode 4.

Negan arrives early at Alexandria
Negan arrives early at Alexandria

During Issue 103, Negan shows up to the gate of Alexandria for his scheduled supply collection and terrifies the residents. After their last horrific encounter Rick obeys Negan and let's him inside the community, and Negan takes a look around while his men begin collecting supplies.

Negan and Olivia
Negan and Olivia

While he looks around Alexandria, Negan makes Rick take care of his baseball bat, Lucille and also makes fun of Olivia, for being a "fat lady" in charge of the rations. His Saviors find themselves challenged by Denise (who is still alive in the comics), who is unwilling to part with medical supplies, though eventually relents when Rick tells her to let the Saviors take the goods.

Carl telling Negan what's what [Image Comics]
Carl telling Negan what's what [Image Comics]

Negan and Carl also have another run in during this issue, with the younger Grimes being unafraid to tell the Big Bad exactly what he thinks of him. After Negan and Carl's interaction in the Season 7 premiere episode, it would make a lot of sense for their strange relationship to grow in Episode 4.

Negan with harsh words for Rick in Issue 103 [Image Comics]
Negan with harsh words for Rick in Issue 103 [Image Comics]

As Issue 103 ends, Negan collects Lucille back from Rick, telling him "in case you haven't caught on, I just slid my dick down your throat and you thanked me for it." Oof. I can't wait to see if Episode 4 includes that gem.

The Walking Dead returns to AMC with Episode 3 "The Cell" on Sunday, November 6.

Do you think the extra long Episode 4 will contain material from Issue 103 of the comics?

Negan's knocking! [AMC]
Negan's knocking! [AMC]