Things are looking good for Rick Grimes on the second half of "The Walking Dead" season 7 after judging the clip that AMC released last week. Hopeless days for "The Walking Dead" are finally over. The synopsis features Rick and his group gathered again and united with the common goal of taking down Negan. This means that we have an exciting show to watch out for when the show returns on February 12.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead TV series said, "There's a lot more levity if you can believe that, than you've ever seen before in Mr.

Grimes. There's sort of a freedom in him, a feeling that comes from losing everything, and also the thrill of the fight. It's the thrill of the fight again. He's back in."

It was pretty obvious from what he said that Rick Grimes will completely become a different man with more confidence in taking his vengeance against Negan. It looks like the entire second half of the season is completely the exact opposite of the first half. Fans will surely become more excited while waiting for the upcoming episodes.

What to expect in the second half of the season 7

While the ninth episode of the series is less than a month away, AMC released a synopsis for the second half of "The Walking Dead" Season 7. The synopsis gives viewers a hint of what will happen now that Rick has promised to rise up and fight back against Negan.

It clearly revealed that the show is heading towards one of its most iconic storylines from the comics which is the “All Out War.”

The AMC synopsis about the forthcoming episodes:

Rick’s group will find out yet again that the world isn’t what they thought it was. It’s much bigger than anything they’ve seen so far. While they have a singular purpose — to defeat Negan — it won’t come easy.

More importantly, victory will require more than Alexandria. They need the numbers of the Kingdom and the Hilltop, but, similar to how Rick felt, Ezekiel and Gregory do not want bloodshed. To convince them otherwise will take more than speeches. The lengths Rick and the group will have to go to in order to find weapons, food and new fighters is nothing short of remarkable.

The synopsis continues:

The group will encounter new survivors in incredible places and treachery from people they trust. Rick is confident as he will see his group and many others band together with the common goal of taking down Negan. But no amount of planning will prepare the group for all-out war with Negan and his army.

When Will Negan Die?

For those who are really excited to see Negan die, it seems that it is still far from reality knowing that he is now a big part of the TV series and the show is obviously following closely to its comic origin. We knew that Negan did not die in the comics and he is now an ally to Rick Grimes. Additionally, Jeffrey Dean Morgan confirmed that he will still be part of the show for the eighth season.

"Well, I know that I'll be around for Season 8," he said on "The Howard Stern Show" as quoted by

Moreover, showrunner Scott Gimple confirmed that he is taking "Negan story" as the backstory. "There's some aspects of it that will probably be cool on the show. It's some fairly far-flung stuff... in the future, you will see some stuff from that," said Scott Gimple.

"The Walking Dead" returns Sunday, Feb. 12 at 9/8c on AMC.