The appearance of Aaron towards the fag end of Sunday's episode hinted that Alexandria Safe-Zone isn't far away, and fans got a glimpse of the walled community in a recent promo that shows Rick holding up a photograph from Aaron's bag.
The photograph shows an exterior shot of the walls of the Alexandria Safe-Zone, and using this as evidence, Aaron might convince Rick to audition for a place in the walled sanctuary.
So what exactly does the safe-zone look like? As per "The Walking Dead" wiki "The Alexandria Safe-Zone, or just Alexandria, is a few blocks of cleared streets in Alexandria, Virginia, about six miles from Washington, D.C."
In Robert Kirkman's comic book series, Rick and gang will come to call Alexandria Safe-Zone home, as this is the longest they would have stayed in one location. The place has a number of houses and houses about 60 people, including Aaron, who is a recruiter for the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
Fans will get to hear a lot about the Safe-Zone from Aaron in the next episode, and episode 12 will see the gang finally reaching the destination and adjusting to a new lifestyle there.
"The group has a difficult time molding to a new lifestyle, forcing them to consider whether they can be the people they once were," the synopsis states, hinting that the gang has reached Alexandria Safe-Zone.
As for what to expect when the group reaches Alexandria, show-runner Scott M Gimple told The Hollywood Reporter last year that fans can expect a lot of similarities with the comic book series.
And now that Alexandria Safe-Zone is near, Negan isn't far behind.
"Negan in general is going to be challenging," said Gimple. "It's such a story turn in the comic. … There's a particular story in that arc that I'm very excited for. But because we know where we're going, we have some opportunities to play around with it and put some things in that will lead up to [Negan and Alexandria] in different ways yet fulfil the story Robert told to the nth degree by utilising some slightly different approaches. Lineups and time-lines and the whole nine yards."