The second half of The Walking Dead Season 7 is barreling towards us in a month and fans still have a TON of questions about the next chapter. We compiled eight of your most popular questions on Twitter and attempted to answer or at least acknowledge them below. Check them out below and reply with YOUR predictions/other questions in the comments. All right, let’s do this:

Who’s the guy/gal in the boots??

Well, it wouldn’t be The Walking Dead without a cliffhanger. During the Mid-Season Finale we got two close-ups on someone with black boots, presumably a threat to our survivors. Fans have speculated it’s Dwight, Jesus, or perhaps someone entirely new. Funny or Die’s Dashiell Driscoll (who writes Walking Dead recaps) might even argue these boots are a compelling and dynamic new character. Whomever they belong to, it’s safe to say we’ll get our answer soon.


Will Eugene Survive?

Damn it, Eugene. You got bullied into doing something you didn’t want to do and now you’re paying the price. If Eugene’s treatment at The Sanctuary is anything like Daryl’s, he may not make it. But since Negan wanted to BREAK Daryl and USE Eugene (for bullet manufacturing), one could assume it might not be all dog food sandwiches and Easy Street playlists for him. But with Negan, anything is possible.


Will Carol Return?

Fans breathed a sigh of relief this season when they learned Carol WOULD miraculously recover from her gunshot wounds. Since then, she’s left behind her life of violence and decided to live alone in a cottage. But this can’t be it for Carol, right? Fans don’t seem to think so. Whether in the cottage or out, we haven’t seen the last of her.


Will Maggie Take Over?

We would correct you on the mayor label, but since we’ve had a governor we suppose it’s kosher to stick with democratic leadership labels. Anyway, this is a solid question. If the comics are any indication, you’re not far from the truth. But of course, this is the show and things tend to change (like everyone on the show being in color instead of black and white like the comics). Based on the leadership skills Maggie’s shown so far this season, it seems like The Hilltop leadership could be up for grabs.

Lauren Cohan as Maggie GreeneĀ - The Walking Dead _ Season 7, Episode 8 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

What’s Up With The Spikey Walker?

Nice catch! In a blink-and-you-miss-it scene from The Walking Dead Season 7b trailer, Rick is met with what looks like a walker covered in armor and spikes. Is this a dream, a Whisperer, or have walkers stumbled upon a copy of Gladiator? We’ll find out soon…


What’s Negan’s Backstory?

Great question! Fans are constantly asking us how Negan became the man he is and we actually have an answer! Although it’s subject to change in the show, Negan’s compelling COMIC backstory has been released in increments via monthly issues of Image Plus. We definitely recommend you check it out because it’s guaranteed to surprise you.


Who Rescued Daryl?

Here’s what we can tell you: Daryl was Negan’s prisoner until the day Carl and Jesus showed up. Coincidentally or not, Daryl was slipped a note telling him to “go now.” It couldn’t have been Carl since he was with Negan. But what about Jesus? It seems convenient but how would he have known where Daryl’s cell was? Fans have also speculated Sherry or Dwight, since Sherry’s helped Daryl before and Dwight, well, we’ll get to that another time. As for the match, Dwight and Sherry both smoke so perhaps it’s a calling card. Who do YOU think it was?


What happened to Heath?

The last time we saw Heath he was with Tara on a supply run gone wrong. After escaping Oceanside Tara returns to the scene to find Heath and their RV missing. She DID however discover tire tracks and a key card that reads, “PPP.” So, what does PPP stand for? (Pterodactyls Puking Pneumonia is the most logical guess). Did The Saviors capture Heath or did Heath assume Tara was dead and bounce? Also, will we get a Walking Dead/24 crossover?? Time will tell!


What do YOU think the answers to these questions are? Are there more pressing questions you want answered about the season? Reply in the comments and we might write a follow-up post!