Posted by Allanah Faherty @allanah
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With four episodes down in the first half of #TheWalkingDead Season 7, we're not on the backwards slide towards the mid-season finale. So far this season we've been spread far and wide meeting new communities before finally returning to familiar ground in Alexandria.

In order to prepare fans for what's to come, ahead of the Episode 5, #AMC have released the titles and plots for all remaining episodes. And, while some leave a lot of room for interpretation, there's certainly a few titles and plot outlines which leave no doubt for where the show is headed. Take a look below as we take a lens to the final four episodes and theorize over where the show is headed for the mid-season finale.

Warning: Spoilers for The Walking Dead comic book series ahead!

Episode 5 — "Go Getters"

Jesus appears in Episode 5[Gene Page/AMC[
Jesus appears in Episode 5[Gene Page/AMC[

Surrounded by enemies and saddled with grief, members of the group hope to find safety at the Hilltop before it's too late.

Given that Maggie and Sasha were notably missing from Episode 4, it makes sense that they're the group member who have headed to Hilltop, hoping to seeking medical aid for Maggie's unknown illness. The synopsis, combined with the promos and previews for the episode, seem to hint that the pair will arrive at Hilltop, only to find themselves — and the whole of Hilltop — threatened by the Saviors once again.

Episode 6 — "Swear"

Tara and Heath in the Season 7 trailer [AMC]
Tara and Heath in the Season 7 trailer [AMC]

Someone stumbles upon a brand new society, and this society is unlike anything seen before.

If you were one of the few fans curious as to where Tara and Heath had got to since departing on their supply run back in Season 6, it would seem like you're in luck! Rumor is that Episode 6 will be a Tara and Heath special, specifically concentrating on an encounter with a new group with is rumored to be the Oceanside community from the comic series. But given the synopsis tells us that "someone" stumbles across a brand new society, should we be preparing to farewell one of the pair? I guess we'll have to wait until Episode 6 to find out.

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Episode 7 — "Sing Me A Song"

Negan telling Carl to sing him a song in Issue 105 [Image Comics]
Negan telling Carl to sing him a song in Issue 105 [Image Comics]

A deeper look at the Sanctuary and the world of the Saviors; members of Alexandria look for supplies.

Now Episode 7 is where the titles get really interesting, with a blatant reference to Issue 105 of the comic series. In this issue Carl ends up at Negan's base, and the two have a rather interesting chat culminating in the Big Bad forcing the youngster to sing him a song. Though comic fans will know that it looked like Carl passed up his best opportunity to get a ride back to the Saviors base in Episode 4, in the promo for Episode 5 it appears that he's behind the wheel of a car, so maybe that's how he gets to the base?

Carl wearing his hat inside the car [AMC]
Carl wearing his hat inside the car [AMC]

Episode 8 — "Hearts Still Beating"

Negan and Rick back in Episode 4[Gene Page/AMC]
Negan and Rick back in Episode 4[Gene Page/AMC]

Negan’s unwelcome visit to Alexandria continues as other members scavenge for supplies; things quickly spin out of control.

And finally we have the mid-season finale where it seems like Alexandria is about to receive its second visit from Negan and his men. Given that the synopsis implies that Negan arrives for supplies while some Alexandrians are still searching for them, it looks like things about to get very grim for the residents, and perhaps that's what inspires the rebellion hinted at in the synopsis (things spinning "out of control").

There's a strong possibility that the mid-season finale will play out the events of Issue 111 and/or 112 of the comic series, though even if the episode goes totally off book it seems like fans should expect no shortage of bloodshed. What better way to bookend the first half of the series than with some more intense gore, am I right?

The Walking Dead returns to AMC with Episode 5, "Go Getters" on November 20 at 9pm ET.