Spoiler: The Walking Dead Split Up

If you miss zombie killing, epic battle scenes, and yelling RUUUUUUUN, you only have to wait until February to be able to do so again. However if you just can’t wait that long we have a spoiler here for you! Don’t say we didn’t warn you! There is a spoiler ahead about the 4B Premiere!
TV Guide’s Natalie Abram drops some scoop on the Winter Season Premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, “If you’ve read the comics, you can probably guess — especially if you paid attention to the trailer. Rick and Carl will be on their own for a while, with Carl really needing to take a leadership role as his father grieves the potential loss of Judith and the prison. “It’s going to hit [Rick] in a way that we haven’t seen before,” executive producer Scott Gimple says. “If it’s just the two of them, [Carl is] going to have to step up quite a bit because circumstances are wildly different and a lot will depend on him in terms of them just surviving. They don’t have an awesome, dual-layer fence and brick buildings to hide behind. They’re out in the world.”
How do YOU think Rick and Carl will do on their own? How long do YOU think until they are reunited with the group?