SPOILER ALERT!  This contains SPOILERS for ‘The Walking Dead’ Season Seven midseason finale and premiere.  Proceed with caution!

A Rickoning reckoning is coming.  Rick and the gang are reunited and it’s about to feel so bad.. for Negan.  Well, maybe.  Maggie has basically neutered the ineffectual Gregory and now that the core survivors are back together and safe, they’re about to go on the offensive against Negan who kicked off the season by killing Glenn and Abraham.  But that was just the start of his reign of terror, which also included torturing and dehumanizing Daryl, attempting to influence Carl, indirectly having Aaron beaten in front of Rick, having Olivia shot and killed, gutting Spencer (but good riddance there) and finally taking Eugene captive for his knowledge of bullet manufacturing.

All the while, Rick was helpless to fight back as The Saviors had stolen all of the Alexandrians’ weapons.  But things look like they are about to change as it has been hinted that Rick is about to forge an alliance between Alexandria, Hilltop and The Kingdom, headed by the eccentric King Ezekiel.  (It’s also believed that the Surfside community discovered by Tara may factor in as well.)  Their purpose?  Taking down The Saviors, of course.

Here is the synopsis for the upcoming midseason premiere:

The highly anticipated mid-season seven premiere of the #1 show in all of television among adults 18-49, AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” launches Sunday, February 12th at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the debut episode, “Rock in the Road,” Rick and the group are led to a new community where they are introduced to its inhabitants and ruler. A familiar face resurfaces.

Vague, huh?  Viewers have already visited The Kingdom and met its ruler, King Ezekiel, a zoo keeper/community theater actor and his pet tiger Shiva.  So the reference to this community being “new” is a bit misleading… unless the producers ARE actually bringing in yet another community.

Who is the familiar face?  If they are visiting The Kingdom, it’s probably Morgan, who actually dwells there, versus Carol who is isolating herself.  (And since they say “face” not “faces,” it sounds like it’s only one of the two.)

And just for good measure, here are 12 new still photos from the episode:

As stated, ‘The Walking Dead’ shambles back on February 12, 2017 at 8pm EST on AMC.