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'The Stand' Episode 7 Spoilers: 'The Walk' will see Nadine leave Harold for dead as she heads towards Flagg

The episode will also see Mother Abagail task members of her Committee - Stu, Larry, Ray, and Glen, with a dangerous mission
Amber Heard as Nadine Cross in 'The Stand' (Getty Images)
Amber Heard as Nadine Cross in 'The Stand' (Getty Images)

Spoilers for ‘The Stand’ Episode 7, ‘The Walk’

Just past the mid-mark, episode 6 of CBS All Access limited series based on the Stephen King book of the same name saw an important plotline play out. Harold (Owen Teague) and Nadine (Amber Heard) caused an explosion at Boulder even as the citizens of the settlement waited for Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) to return from her brief self-imposed exile. From what is visible, the explosion killed Nick (Henry Zaga). We also saw the bodies of Stu (James Marsden) and Frannie (Odessa Young) fall from the impact.

What will happen in episode 7?

As per the official synopsis for the episode titled ‘The Walk’, “After tragedy strikes the Boulder Free Zone, Mother Abagail tasks members of her Committee with a dangerous mission. Meanwhile, Harold and Nadine begin their journey to New Vegas to unite with Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård) and claim their reward.”

What is this dangerous mission? As per the book, Mother Abagail, whose trip to the forest severely weakened her, was approaching mortality. Her dying instructions were for Stu, Larry (Jovan Adepo), Ralph (who has been gender-swapped in the show as Ray, played by Irene Bedard), and Glen (Greg Kinnear) to set off on foot towards Vegas to confront Randall Flagg. During the journey, Stu broke his leg and dropped out. But he encouraged the others to leave without him, telling them that God would provide for him. As the other three head towards their mark, they would soon encounter Flagg's men, who take them as prisoners.

Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman in 'The Stand'. (CBS)

Harold and Nadine, immediately after the detonation, also make their escape. They too head towards Vegas -- after all, Nadine wants to be one with Flagg, the person she has been saving her virginity for. But things will go south, at least for Harold (and later even for Nadine, but we will address that later). At Nadine's request, on the Colorado Western Slope, just beyond the Loveland Pass, Flagg arranges an accident: Harold's motorbike skids on an oil slick into a ravine. The impact leaves him with a shattered leg and multiple internal injuries. 

Nadine, as per the books, will refuse to help him. Harold tries to shoot Nadine but narrowly misses her head, giving her time to flee. It will be several days before his life comes to an end and the whole duration will be agonizing. His leg will rot and become gangrenous. And he will experience remorse for all his actions. After leaving a note addressing all his misdeeds, taking responsibility for all the deaths he caused, Harold will take his own life -- he will shoot himself in the mouth. 

Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Irene Bedard as Ray Brentner, James Marsden as Stu Redman, and Greg Kinnear as Glen Bateman in 'The Stand'. (CBS)

‘The Stand’, at this juncture, will only get darker with every passing moment. It is unlikely that this episode will see Vegas or Flagg. But nonetheless, it will be grim -- much more than it has been so far.

When will ‘The Stand’ Episode 7 air?

‘The Stand’ premiered on December 17, 2020, with the first episode ‘The End’. Subsequent episodes in the nine-episode limited-event series will follow every Thursday on CBS All Access. The episodes drop on the streaming site on the day of their scheduled release. The drop time is at midnight PT / 1 am MT / 2 am CT / 3 am ET. However, there's no set time to tune in. You can watch it whenever you want after its premiere on the streaming service. ‘The Stand’ Episode 7 ‘The Walk’, written by Owen King and directed by Vincenzo Natali, will release on January 28, 2021, only on CBS All Access.