The Walking Dead Season 7 Power Rankings: Week 7
The balance of power in the zombie apocalypse is perpetually shifting so we thought we’d create a fun weekly list of who was on top and who was a slave forced to eat dog food during Easy Street sing-alongs. Each week the Top 12 list will fluctuate based on who steps up and who drops the ball. Below are our semi-biased power rankings for The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 6:
Get used to seeing the leader of The Saviors here for a while. Negan’s had a hand in controlling Alexandria, The Hilltop, The Kingdom, and Oceanside’s former community. His followers bow down to him, he collects wives, and essentially has a castle protected by walkers and guards armed to the teeth. Negan is king and has shown no signs of slowing down.
No change for Simon here as he still remains Negan’s right-hand man. Although we didn’t see him this episode we still know he has a vicegrip on Alexandria, The Hilltop, The Kingdom, and God knows how many other communities.
3. Ezekiel (+1)
Even though we haven’t seen Ezekiel since 702, he still runs a community called “The Kingdom,” controls an army of men and women on horses, and has a pet f***ing tiger.
4. Dwight (-1)
Dwight took a ton of L’s in this week’s episode. Notably, he was yelled at for tackling a kid who pointed a gun at his leader, had to witness said leader make out with his ex-wife, had to assist in the ironing of ANOTHER man’s face because of said ex-wife, and got the cold shoulder from yup, you guessed it, the ex-wife! Despite all these demoralizing slights, Dwight is still one of Negan’s top guys and holds an enormous amount of power over others.
We didn’t see Maggie this week but we’re still keeping her at the 5 spot for holding down The Hilltop (assuming it didn’t get taken over again by an elaborte Cirque du Soleil walker tight rope invasion.
While Carl was taking a field trip to The Sanctuary, Rick and Aaron went on a fun supply run to Zombie Lake. As amenable as Rick’s been with Negan, it was refreshing to see him go all Kenny Loggins right into the danger zone. He walked past at least half a dozen signs that read, “Turn Back,” “Danger,” “The other two signs weren’t f***ing around, GTFO.” But nope, old Rick won’t let a little thing like half a dozen signs thwart his supply run. We knew you were still in there!
7. Carl (+1)
Week 6 Rank: #8
Carl showed some real balls this episode, and if Rick didn’t (basically) control Alexandria we’d love to put Carl ahead of him. Either way, Carl had to move up a spot in the power rankings for infiltrating The Sanctuary, killing Negan’s men in front of him, and living to tell the tale. (We’re docking him for literally having a gun pointed at Negan and doing nothing). Although he stayed silent through most of this bring-your-kid-to-work-day he made sure to tell Negan he should kill himself to save him the trouble. DAAAAMN, Coral! Are you sure YOU’RE not Shane’s kid, too?
8. Jesus (-1)
Week 6 Rank: #7
Jesus is like the John Stockton of The Walking Dead with all the assists he provides his team. He makes a syrup trail to Alexandria, sneaks into The Sanctuary undetected, and possibly slips a note to Daryl imploring him to escape. He’s not the most powerful dude in the land but he sure knows how to help the people who are.
This episode finally provided some clarity into Michonne’s secret mission: she’s trying to infiltrate The Sanctuary (get in line, sister). It was sweet nostalgia to see her lure two walkers behind her just like the good ol’ days. Despite that, she uses the walkers to create a road block to threaten a Savior to take her to Negan. As badass as it was, maybe coordinate with Jesus and Carl on Slack about the whole Meeting Negan secret missions…could save you some time.
As far as we know Carol’s still chilling in that new house of hers by The Kingdom. Even though we haven’t seen her since 702, she’s still a master manipulator that knows Ezekiel’s biggest secret.
Since Gregory is still technically the leader of The Hilltop we can’t give him the bottom spot. However, after Maggie, Jesus, and Simon used him as a human doormat in 705 we can’t honestly rank him any higher, either. Gregory’s a spineless leader that makes decisions based on what’s best for HIM, not his people.
Damn it Daryl, you got so close to us moving you up a spot. We saw you defend Carl to Negan and get mop duty for punishment. We even saw you threaten Negan outside and get thrown into the shoe! Unfortunately, unlike Gregory, you’re still Negan’s slave and hold no power. HOWEVER, if you follow the note’s advice and somehow make it out we’d be willing to bump you up…because a free Daryl is a dangerous and powerful Daryl. Stay tuned!
On the Bubble: Father Gabriel, Sasha, Tara, Morgan.
What do YOU think of our power rankings? Do you think anyone should have been ranked higher or lower? Help us determine the power rankings for next week in the comments below!
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