WARNING: The following article includes spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 10 premiere, "Lines We Cross," which premiered Sunday on AMC.
The Walking Dead is back for Season 10. The premiere episode picks up after a brief time jump that sees Oceanside, Alexandria, and Hilltop still working together as one community. All isn't well though, as the shadow of the Whisperers and the strict border they violently drew at the end of Season 9 hangs heavily over the survivors.
As the season starts, here's what every character's been up to.
After years of isolation, Daryl has resumed his role as a leader in the community, helping the group prepare for war. Although he seems sure that a conflict with the Whisperers in inevitable, he makes it clear that he doesn't want to tempt fate by crossing the borders set by Alpha either. He's also learning sign language so he can more successfully communicate with Connie.
In the premiere, he spends most of his time with Carol. The pair discuss leaving and going on the road together. Daryl seems to like the idea of heading off on his own again. Yet, he's fiercely loyal to the communities and will do what he can to fight for them.
At the end of Season 9 Carol suffered through another terrible tragedy when Alpha murdered her adopted son Henry. That broke the fairy tale of her relationship with Ezekiel and they broke up. Since then, Carol has spent most of her time on a boat traveling and fishing. Daryl asks if she's also been looking for Alpha and the Whisperers as they haven't been seen in the area for quite some time. Carol denies it but she doesn't seem like she'd be opposed to revenge if the opportunity presented itself. She also gets annoyed with Daryl when he stops her from breaching the Whisperers' borders.
Carol plans to take off again, but after she helps put out the fire caused by a crashed satellite and take out the walkers it attracted, Daryl informs her he needs her to stay. In the final seconds of the episode she locks eyes with Alpha from a distance. However, she doesn't seem fearful the way the other survivors might. War is coming and she seems okay with that.
Michonne is still one of the main leaders of the communities. She is committed to respecting the boundary set by the Whisperers and is determined to prevent anymore unnecessary deaths. However, when the satellite crashes over the Whisperers' border and starts a fire that could reach Oceanside, she helps put it out.
She also has some sweet family moments with Judith and her son, including a discussion of Rick.
The tension of the Whisperer threat seems to be getting to Aaron. He's gotten hot-headed, charging across the Whisperers' borders without thinking and getting himself into trouble. He questions whether they're the good guys and then says he doesn't want to be nice anymore.
Ezekiel wasn't seen too much in this episode. He and the ever-loyal Jerry help out with battle training. Then, later, Ezekiel runs himself ragged trying to put out the fire set off by the crashed satellite. He's clearly still traumatized by the demise of The Kingdom and doesn't want to see the same thing happen to any of the other communities. He's also there to greet Carol when she arrives on her boat -- it's awkward.
Rosita has had her baby, Coco. Despite that, she doesn't seem to be as interested in taking care of the baby as she is in getting back into fighting form so she'll be physically ready for whatever's coming next.
Siddiq is the biological father of Rosita's baby and is trying to pull his weight in that capacity. Yet, Siddiq is also suffering from horrible post traumatic stress and survivor's guilt after being the lone person to escape Alpha and the Whisperers alive last season.
Eugene seems to be baby Coco's main caregiver at the moment. However, he's also treating her care like a science experiment, which means he's tracking the measurements of various body parts and everything else he can think of.
At the end of the tenth season premiere after the fire from the satellite is put out, he insists on bringing parts of it back as they may contain valuable technology.
Negan is still a prisoner but he's being allowed to spend his days working in the gardens and doing other chores. He's also still doling out advice to Gabriel in his wry Negan-y style.
Lydia is attending school with children who are much younger than she is and getting frustrated with her efforts to learn to read. The people of Alexandria still don't completely trust her, which leads to a short moment of bonding with fellow outsider Negan.
Alpha, Beta and the other Whisperers are barely seen all episode. While they're still on the minds of the citizens of the joint communities, they haven't been in the area for months. In the last moments of the episode, though, Alpha walks out of the woods, signaling the Whisperers' return -- and her knowledge that their borders were crossed.
The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan,Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Cooper Andrews, Avi Nash, Samantha Morton. It airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.