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The Walking Dead jumped back into Season 7 with high-octane action and intense confrontations, with legitimate hilarity sprinkled throughout. But we know everything will get less funny as the story progresses and Negan's villainy again looms large. As Team Family attempts to rise against him, let's not forget that Rick isn't the only one so mentally prepared to take Negan down, as Sasha is also vengeance-minded. And when asked on social media about Abraham's legacy for Sasha, actress Sonequa Martin-Green offered a surprisingly frank explanation for the character's motivations, which could mean big things are coming.
Is it just me, or does everyone else also think that Scott Gimple and the other Walking Dead producers would have been super strict about the actors, and Soneque Martin-Green especially, never using the word "sacrifice" in referencing the characters in such a generalized way that could lead to the predictable routes of speculation? I mean, responding to someone on Twitter isn't the same as saying it on The Tonight Show or something, but the eventual impact is all the same. And if you haven't gathered it yet, the impact involves Sasha likely making a move to "take one for the team" by attempting to eliminate Negan herself.
That kind of conjecture might seem out of line if it wasn't for the fact that Sasha is already considered to be on Death Row by Walking Dead standards, since Sonequa Martin-Green is currently the lead in CBS All Access' highly anticipated upcoming sci-fi drama Star Trek: Discovery. Which means she won't have all the time in the world to rue the day Negan bashed Abraham's head in, and she'll likely be saying her big goodbyes later this season.
That potential future of Sasha sacrificing herself for Team Family was hinted at in the slightest way during the midseason premiere. Mild spoilers are coming, so be warned. As everyone was walking away from The Kingdom, Sasha tried to make conversation with Rosita (which failed uproariously) by bringing up the fact that she knew Ezekiel wouldn't want to get involved with Rick's plan. And that was after she's already witnessed Gregory getting all huffy-puffy about the possibility of a mutiny against the Saviors. So the seeds are in place for Sasha to take an independent shot at ensuring everyone else's future.
Of course, we have no idea if Sasha will actually go through with that, or how it would happen. Many (including myself) predict that the non-comic character Sasha will take on part of Comic Holly's storyline, which would mean doomsday is on the horizon. But we all know The Walking Dead's creative team like to mix things up when it comes to porting comic book stories to the TV show. Perhaps her death will be what incites The Kingdom and Hilltop to join Alexandria in the fight.
To answer more questions we have after that crazy midseason premiere, though not necessarily any Sasha-related inquiries, The Walking Dead returns to AMC every Sunday night at 9:00 p.m. ET. To see everything else coming to the small screen in the near future, head to our midseason premiere schedule.