The Walking Dead is finally back, so let's take a minute to celebrate.
Okay, all done?
Awesome! So, the big question heading into the second half of this season is what everyone will be able to expect from the new episodes. The first half felt much different from The Walking Dead of old, but the cast and crew have hinted that the new episodes will be much different.
So, what will they be like?
There are a multitude of options, but get ready for some classic Walking Dead action. The new episodes should resemble the past experiences everyone loved so much.
What else should you expect? Here's five guesses for 'Rock In The Road'.
Gabriel Gets Kidnapped
Gabriel is standing watch at the end of the midseason finale, and it's clear that someone is watching Alexandria from a distance.
If anyone is going to discover this new stranger, it's going to be Gabriel. This could also lead to the character getting kidnapped.
The good Father has had some serious moments in the last few episodes, ones that have helped prove his worth. Now is the time to give him a real test, and see if those changes are going to come in handy.prevnext
A New Group Is Discovered
Either by taking Gabriel, or by being discovered by Rick, a new group will likely enter the fold in this new episode.
Even with the Hilltop and Kingdom, Rick still doesn't have the resources to take on the Saviors. He will need Oceanside, as well as a little bit more help.
This is where another group comes in, and Rock In The Road will likely introduce them.prevnext
Daryl And Carol
Back in the earlier seasons of the show, fans were shipping Daryl and Carol pretty hard. Since they've been separated though, the talk has died down a bit.
Daryl is back with the team now, and they're probably heading to the Kingdom. After all the time away - and the time Daryl spent eating dog food - Carol will be a sight for sore eyes.
Even if they don't see each other, there will at least be some talk on the subject. She wants to be left alone, but Morgan tends to have a big mouth.prevnext
Negan Loses It
Dwight is kind of a mess, Fat Joey is dead, and Daryl has escaped. Negan is not going to be a happy camper when he finds out.
We will see what kind of impact this has on the villain's personality, but there's no telling how he could react to these events.prevnext
Face To Face
Rick and Ezekiel are two of the biggest players in the game of war, and they will need to meet sometime soon if they want to get the show on the road.
Expect the two leaders to get some face time in this next episode, and expect them to kick off a relationship that will spell disaster for Negan and the Saviors.
What do you think will happen in 'Rock In The Road'? Tell us your predictions in the comments below!
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The Walking Dead returns for the rest of its seventh season on February 12 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC. Fear the Walking Dead's third season does not yet have a premiere date but with The Walking Dead finale set for April 2, expectations for Fear's return are set for April 9. For complete coverage and insider info all season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.prev