Melissa McBride Reveals Where We Find Carol To Start The Walking Dead Season 7

Despite all of the secrets around The Walking Dead's seventh season, one thing is for sure: major changes are coming within the cast. While we will start the season by saying goodbye to a certain core member of the Alexandria squad, we will go on to meet even more.

The latter is the optimistic fact Carol actress Melissa McBride chose to highlight when talking to ComicBook.com about the upcoming episodes.

"The cast is a lot bigger," McBride says. "Where we left off, everybody was scattered. All of our Alexandrian group, everybody was scattered. Carol had left, and then you had the group on their knees. It's a little lonely coming back."

As for how lonely things will be and when we'll see Carol's fate playout, McBride is quick to say, "We'll have to wait and see," but ultimately promises, "You'll find out quite a bit in the premiere episode."

We know (by pairing knowledge of the Season 7 trailer and The Walking Dead comics) that Carol and Morgan are heading to the Kingdom where we will meet Ezekiel. It will be the third episode, an hour directed by executive producer Greg Nicotero, where we meet Ezekiel and his pet tiger Shiva for the first time.

"In the first three episodes, I think we'll get a real good idea of where everybody's at," McBride says.

"She's passed out when we last see her, so she's waking up in a whole new place," she says of Carol's Season 7 starting point. "We'll find out how she feels about that and Morgan as well. Just kind of a little bit more of where she's at in her head."

That said, both the Kingdom and Morgan will have a major effect on Carol as she hits the road to recovery.

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"I think it's all blending together, the effect. Just to see how Morgan will respond to the Kingdom. He and Carol were not seeing eye to eye when we last saw them, and yet he was forced to make a choice that he had fought so hard against for all of the last season, so we'll see where that takes them and their mindset and if they have anything new in common."

The Walking Dead returns for its seventh season on October 23 at 9 PM ET on AMC. For more insider info and complete coverage all season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.