From deadly cliffhangers to shocking last-minute reveals, we're keeping tabs on the lingering questions as our favorite shows return

By Patrick Gomez and Lanford Beard
Updated October 23, 2016 10:13 PM

Spoiler alert!

When some of our favorite TV shows ended in the spring, they went out with deadly cliffhangers and shocking last-minute reveals. Now as our favorite shows return, we’re keeping tabs on the biggest questions and offering up some answers (check back as more shows premiere)!

Warning for those who haven’t yet watched the season premieres of The Walking Dead, Empire, Grey’s Anatomy and Transparent: Plot details will be revealed.

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The Walking Dead

The question: After the world’s cruelest schoolyard game, who did Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) take a swing at?
The answer: Sunday’s season premiere saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) facing the gruesome consequences of Negan’s merciless spree, which claimed Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), father-to-be Glenn (Steven Yeun) and nearly part of son Carl’s (Chandler Riggs) arm. Lincoln told Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick after the episode: “It was unbearable, and I had to go home and sleep for a week after the filming.”


The question: Did pregnant Anika (Grace Gealey) or Rhonda (Kaitlin Doubleday) fall to her death?
The answer: RIP Rhonda! Andre’s (Trai Byers) fell down several flights and slammed onto a car hood right in front of Lucious (Terrence Howard) and Jamal (Jussie Smollett).

Grey’s Anatomy

The question: How will Alex (Justin Chambers) react to Jo (Camilla Luddington) having a secret husband?
The answer: Not well. Alex devastated Jo with a scathing speech on the season 13 premiere, saying, “It’s easy for you to throw people away and just move on when things are bad. It’s not you, it’s the way you were raised – or not raised. I wanted to marry you. I was asking you for something you’re not capable of. I should have known better.” But! talking to Entertainment Weekly, Chambers didn’t discourage fans from holding out hope for the pair: “On this show, anything’s possible. Anything.”

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The question: Now that Vicki (Anjelica Huston) and Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) have slept together, will romance blossom?
The answer: Yes! As of the season 3 premiere, Maura and Vicki are a couple, but it won’t be all smooth sailing for the women as Maura still feels a lingering sense of unhappiness in her transition journey.

The Affair

The question: Will Noah (Dominic West) go to prison to save ex Helen (Maura Tierney)?
The answer: Noah’s fate will be determined when season 3 returns to Showtime on Nov. 20.