So you made it through the first episode of "The Walking Dead" Season 7, and you want to know how much your heart is going to have to suffer in the next 15 episodes. Can't blame you. Only The Powers That Be have all the answers, but this handy character list should help as a roadmap.

A huge new world is opening up on TWD, starting with the introduction of The Kingdom this Sunday, October 30, and then apparently the Saviors's base, the Sanctuary, in Episode 3. There will be certain episodes this season that don't include Rick, Daryl, Maggie, and others, but do show what happened to Tara and the folks at Alexandria, etc.

The Spoiling Dead Fans has been tracking filming, posting a list that includes character sightings up to Episode 13. (The cast and crew should be around Episode 14-Episode 15 of 16 at this point.)

As TSDF emphasizes, the character list is not confirmed but is "based on pretty thorough tracking and should be mostly on point." You'll notice Glenn and Abraham only have Episode 1 sightings, which was the early hint -- posted months ago -- that they were the first two major deaths.

One note: The original list had Carol, Morgan, Ezekiel and the Kingdom folks in Episode 3, with Daryl, Dwight, Negan and company in Episode 2. But AMC changed the order of the episodes, which might have been -- as TSDF surmised -- to give us a lighter episode reprieve after the carnage of the premiere. But that means they may change the order of future episodes as well, so keep potential changes like that in mind.

Here's the (unconfirmed) character list up to Episode 13:

Rick - 1,4,5,7,8,9,10,12
Carl - 1,4,5,7,8,9
Michonne - 1,4,5,7,8,9,10,12
Daryl - 1,3,4,7(?),8,9,10,13
Maggie - 1,5,8,9,13
Glenn - 1
Carol - 1,2,8,9(?),10
Morgan - 1,2,8,9,10
Abe - 1
Sasha - 1,5,8,9,12,13
Eugene - 1,4(?),6,7,8,11,13
Rosita - 1,4,6,7,8,9,10,12,13
Tara - 1,6,8,9,12
Aaron - 1,4,5,7,8,9,10
Negan - 1,3,4,7,8,11,13(?)
Dwight - 1,3,4,7,11
Simon- 1,5,9,13
Jesus - 5,7,8,9,13
Enid -1,4,5,8,9(?),13
Father Gabriel - 1(?)4,7,8,9,10,12
Spencer- 1(?)4,7,8
Olivia - 4,7,8
Eric - 1,4,8,9
Heath - 6
Gregory - 5,8,9,13
Sherry- 3,7
Judith - 1,7,12
Tobin - 4(?),8
Ezekiel - 2,9,10

New characters from casting calls:
"Jennie" - 6
"Naomi" - 6
"Rogers" (Richard) - 2,8,9,10
"Blake" - 2, 9(?),10
"Brion" - 9,12

As you can see, some of those Episode 1 sightings must've been for Rick's little dream sequence, since we didn't exactly see Tara in Negan's lineup. But it looks like she and Heath will reveal themselves in Episode 6, and then only Tara will stick around. Other than that, the list is pretty encouraging when it comes to main characters, even if they aren't all featured in every episode. You can see that Maggie's episodes match those of Gregory and Jesus, which certainly seems to confirm her connection to the Hilltop storyline. (Sasha as well?)

And here are Episode 2-specific casting calls for new characters we should see -- along with King Ezekiel and Shiva the tiger -- in The Kingdom:


Watch Carol and Morgan in this sneak peek of Episode 2, "The Well."

At the very least, the list above is good for speculation about who might be connection to what storyline, as we prepare to enter the (friendly) Kingdom, then the (less friendly) Sanctuary, revisit the (semi-friendly?) Hilltop, and free Enid from the closet of Alexandria to tie all of the storylines together.

"The Walking Dead" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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