With summer so close we can already smell the sunblock, intel is starting to trickle out about the fast-but-not-fast-enough-approaching fall TV season. And with every spoilery hint that gets dropped — and give how certain seasons stormed to a close — we’re able to form a clearer picture of which characters’ storylines will be heating up when the weather starts to cool off.
For some of our favorites, it’ll mean getting off the bench and finally taking a real turn at bat. (Yes, we mean you, Grey’s Anatomy’s Jo.) For others, it’ll mean a different kind of plot. (The Walking Dead’s Maggie is about to become a mother, a widow or both!) And for Once Upon a Time‘s formerly Evil Queen, it means no less than double trouble to come.
But for each and every one of them, big stuff is in store.
Scroll through the gallery below (click here for direct access) to check out our list of characters who are front-and-center-bound, then hit the comments with the favorites you wish would get more story thrown at them.