1 | Someone's gonna die
There's not many surer bets in life than a horrific shock death occuring in The Walking Dead's mid-season finale (remembering Hershel and Beth). While it seems clear the core crew are safe – Rick, Michonne, Carol - there's a sizeable bunch who could be targeted. Our money's on Eugene (Josh McDermitt) or Rosita (Cristian Serratos; it'd at least provide Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) with some material to work with upon his return to Alexandria. Saying that, if the writers want to go full-on horrific (not much has stopped them before), we can foresee a potential Maggie (Lauren Cohan) death ahead of an eventual reunion with the not-dead Glenn (Steven Yeun).
2 | Carl's gonna get shot
Note we said 'shot' and not 'die.' Fans of the graphic novel will recall how Carl (Chandler Riggs) gets an accidental bullet to the eye courtesy of Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh); the fact this occurs right in the midst of Alexandria being overrun by walkers sets this up perfectly. Let's not forget either how the writers foreshadowed the moment (perhaps a bit too obviously) at the climax of last week's episode with **** tailing him, a loaded gun in hand. All we'll say is a bullet to the eye wouldn't dent the budget save for a few prop eyepatches so this isn't outside the realms of possibility.
3 | Carol and Morgan are gonna face off
This is a tough one to predict in terms of how the face-off might occur – especially in light of the walker outbreak – but now Carol's (Melissa McBride) onto the fact Morgan's (Lennie James) hiding one of The Wolves in their presumed-safe haven, a firm wedge has been driven between the two's morals. Could the former's unpredictable behaviour put the latter's life in danger? Potentially – but we're feeling this may tie in to the event we mentioned above; just think of the blood Rick (Andrew Lincoln) would be baying for come February.
4 | Abraham's gonna blow up some walkers
Remeber that rocket launcher Abraham acquired in episode six? If you ask us, that rocket launcher is going to see some action now it's in the former soldier's mitts – especially when he returns to Alexandria with Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin Green) and sees walkers where his friends (and girlfriend) used to be.
5 | We will officially meet The Saviours
With the lion's share of action occurring in Alexandria, Enid (Macon Blair) and Glenn will be trying to make their way back – but expect them to run into that ominous bunch Daryl ran into back in episode six. Named The Saviours, this clan look likely to become the new antagonists on the block (recent confirmation that Jeffrey Dean Morgan will be playing Saviours leader – and fan-favourite villain – Negan in the latter stages of season six convince us). Just after our sighs of relief that he's alive, we reckon Glenn won't be so safe by episode's end.