Fans expect to see character die when watching The Walking Dead but when an episode comes along with the title, "Bury Me Here," the expectations can turn to fear.
Furthermore, the coming attractions for Sunday night's new episode ominously showed a grave with a sign above it reading, "Bury Me Here." Is someone going to end up in that grave during the Kingdom-centric episode of the AMC series? No major characters have died in the back half of Season 7, with Olivia and Spencer being the most recent victims of Negan's wrath in the midseason 7 finale and Dr. Carson being killed off at the Sanctuary a couple of weeks ago.
On the following slides, we take a look at which characters are in the most danger heading into Sunday's episode, breaking down each group by their current location.
Rick- Danger. Rick has returned to form, best displayed by the negotiation scenes with Jadis. However, his scavenging run with Michonne served as a wake up call for both characters to realize this world is still very dangerous, with or without Negan around.
Carl- Safe. Having finally learned his lesson about sneaking out of the Sanctuary, Carl might actually lay low and learn to survive.
Aaron- Danger. Aaron is one of the characters who survives the war with Negan in The Walking Dead comics but also fits the bill for a death swap which would shock us all. He continues to emerge as a vital component of Rick's group which often spells trouble -- ask Hershel or Abraham.
Father Gabriel- Safe. Gabriel has learned to step up in major ways, especially at the junkyard. For now, though, he knows his role is to keep a low profile and merely offer advice to those who seek it.
Tara- Safe. The only character with knowledge of Oceanside and their massive assortment of guns can't die without spilling the secret.
Sasha- Danger. Having lost everyone in her life, Sasha is broken down and willing to risk it all to for revenge against Negan and will do just that on her mission with Rosita, which we likely won't see on Sunday night.
Jesus- Safe. Equipped with ninja-like skills, Jesus is ready to do battle and protect himself on a moment's notice.
Gregory- Danger. His people know he is weak, all of the Negan's men are mad at him, and there's a certain widow after his job.
Maggie- Safe. Continuing to emerge as the leader of the Hilltop, Maggie will continue to evolve and handle threats with ease, all the while playing a major role in the upcoming war with the Saviors. She's not going anywhere.
Rosita- Danger. Setting out on a suicide mission puts you in danger to begin with but acting so irrationally with violent intentions against a group which outnumbers and outguns yours... It would be silly to expect survival.
Ezekiel- Safe. Surrounded by people ready to sacrifice for him, King Ezekiel sits safely on his throne with great power over not only his community but also Alexandria's future.
Richard- Danger. Quick to act out against the Saviors during peaceful exchanges, Richard's actions might prove costly for himself and/or those around him.
Benjamin- Danger. Benjamin is quickly learning how to use a stick like Morgan but being able to fight often translates to looking for a fight. Also, being a character with innocence who fans seems to respond to typically spells danger. Ask: Glenn.
Morgan- Safe. Best equipped to take on threats around him and trained in disciplined fighting, Morgan does what it takes to survive and protect those around him and is willing to break his code if absolutely necessary. Is there a killing machine hiding in there?
Jerry- Safe. The comic relief of this series can't go anywhere just yet. We just won't allow it.
Dwight- Safe. He has some serious internal struggles going on and may turn on Negan, sooner than later. If he does, he will have Rick's army to keep him safe.
Simon- Safe. Simon has taken charge of the Saviors' factions which go out on runs without Negan. If he doesn't start paying more attention to detail, he might run into trouble.
Negan- Safe. For now, Negan is still in complete control of the Sanctuary's surrounding communities. That said, it might not last that much longer as Rick rallies soldiers.
Eugene- Safe. Wisely playing both sides of the fence, aligning himself with whoever will protect him Eugene will remain safe for the next few weeks. That said, fans might end up turning on him if he turns on Rick.
Jadis- Safe. No one can afford to threaten Jadis right now, except Negan who has not yet met her group.
Daryl- Safe. Daryl will continue to hide from Negan and stay off of danger's radar to the best of his ability.
Carol- Safe. Having been lied to by Daryl about Glenn and Abraham's deaths, Carol is content in her isolation away from any danger. That could change if someone decides it is time for war, though.