Walking Dead Rick's (Andrew Lincoln, pictured) group might be returning to Atlanta to rescue Beth (Emily Kinney) and Carol (Melissa McBride) in "The Walking Dead," Season 5, episode 7. Photo: AMC

Only one episode of “The Walking Dead” remains until the winter finale. Season 5 has been a wild ride for Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of the survivors. From cannibals to the loss of Bob (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) to the group splitting up to head to Washington -- the prison crew hasn’t had it easy. Unfortunately, surviving the zombie apocalypse will continue to be an uphill battle in episode 7, “Crossed.”

According to the episode 7 synopsis at SpoilerTV, the survivors at the church will once again split up. Some will stay to “hold down the church,” while others will have to head out on a “rescue mission.”

The episode description for “Crossed” doesn’t reveal any other details, but “Walking Dead” fans can fill in the missing pieces. Viewers will remember that episode 6 caught up with Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) as they tracked the car that Daryl believed took Beth (Emily Kinney) at the end of Season 4. The mysterious car with a cross on the back windshield led the pair into Atlanta -- their old stomping grounds.

Episode 6 touched a little bit on the duo’s past, referencing Carol’s abusive husband from Season 1 and her dead daughter, Sophia. But the part that had fans scratching their heads was when it was revealed that Daryl had stolen a book on how overcome childhood abuse. There was no time to dive into the meaning of Daryl’s choice in books because the two ran into some trouble while battling some inner demons.

Fortunately, things somewhat worked out in the end because Beth’s friend from the hospital, Noah (Tyler James Williams), met up with Beth and Daryl -- after first stealing their weapons. The three survivors soon realized they were all working to free the same person, but didn’t have enough time to hatch a plan. The folks who had Beth knew that someone was in the area due to gunshots, and the trio had to hide. Carol was lucky enough to get a free ride into the hospital they were holed up in, after accidentally getting struck by Beth’s captor’s vehicle.

Episode 6 concluded with Noah telling Daryl they needed guns and more people to get back Beth and Carol. Daryl told Noah it was no problem, and the two headed back toward the camp at Father Gabriel’s (Seth Gilliam) church.

Based on the episode 7 synopsis, it appears Rick and the others will jump in to save Carol and Beth. However, a teaser by way of Entertainment Weekly hints it won’t be that simple. According to the site, Rick’s crew will “disagree on how to handle getting their people back from the hospital.” The group will be torn, and EW noted fans will be surprised at “whose side Daryl falls on.”

“Crossed” is the final episode before “The Walking Dead’s” midseason finale. Episode 7 will be shown on AMC Sunday, Nov. 23, at 9 p.m. EST. What do you think will happen? Tweet your thoughts to @AmandaTVScoop.

Walking Dead Will Tyreese (Chad L. Coleman) stay at the church or go into Atlanta on the rescue mission? "Walking Dead" fans will find out during Season 5, episode 7. Photo: AMC