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The Walking Dead new episode titles and descriptions revealed: here's what they mean

Warning: potential spoilers ahead for The Walking Dead season 7 

The Walking Dead season 7 (opens in new tab) premiere airs in just over a week. It's hard to believe we're finally going to learn the identity of Negan's victim - or victims (opens in new tab), as the case may be - but it's true. Beyond that? Well, the titles and synopses for episodes 2 and 3 have now been released (opens in new tab). Granted, they're sparse, but they do offer a few clues about what lies in store for Rick (who we know survives (opens in new tab)) and the rest of his gang.  

Let's break 'em down.  

Episode 2: "The Well"  

"For a number of familiar faces, a new, well-established community seems too good to be true."

A new community could be one of two places. It's either Negan's hangout or Ezekiel's domain known as The Kingdom. I'm thinking it's the latter. Teased in the season 7 trailer (opens in new tab), we got a good look at the leader and his pet tiger Shiva, and what appears to be a harmonious living environment. 

BUT! Nothing is ever as it seems on The Walking Dead. Sure, from that brief glimpse we've seen crops being tended. And no-one looks like they're about to slay their neighbor, but let's not forget Woodbury and Alexandria. It only takes a second for things to turn into a shitshow.  The "familiar faces" teased are probably Carol and Morgan, and we might see one of them.... fall into a well?  

Episode 3: "The Cell" 

"A new group of survivors seem to have it all in their impressive community; however, there is a price." 

This has to be Negan's factory aka The Sanctuary. An abandoned mill - at least in the comics - that's modified with a zombie-enforced security fence, it's likely that the third episode will be the first to reveal what life is like when you're a Savior. It's "impressive" because they've actually got a decent set-up; shelter, food, supplies.  

The "price"? Yeah, that'll be having to answer to a psychopath like Negan. If he's anything like his comic book self, his demands are repugnant: sleeping with other people's wives and scorching people's faces when they don't do what he wants are but two of his hobbies.  

As for the title, there's a chance that the clip we've seen of Negan dragging Rick away to that trailer - after he's finishing killing - is the start of Rick's incarceration. Remember Andrew Lincoln has said that he's not in this season as much. This title makes sense if Negan locks him away... in A CELL.  

The Walking Dead season 7 airs on October 23, 2016 in the US and a day later in the UK. 

Images: AMC 

Gem Seddon is GamesRadar+'s west coast Entertainment News Reporter, working to keep all of you updated on all of the latest and greatest movies and shows on streaming platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Outside of entertainment journalism, Gem can frequently be found writing about the alternative health and wellness industry, and obsessing over all things Aliens and Terminator on Twitter.