The Walking Dead isn’t known for elaborate fan-sleuthing (save a dumpster-dive or two), thought it seemed impossibly coincidental that placement of a Morse Code chart and an unusual Rick-Daryl interaction weren’t intentional this past week. Well, sorry to burst your Reddit bubble, but showrunner Scott Gimple says it might just have been a sunny day.
We live in an age of fan-theories, where Westworld twists might be unlocked on Reddit after one episode, though as The Walking Dead proved with #DumpsterGate last year, it isn’t always worth the wait. Some clever fans have observed at least one background detail that might put this past Sunday’s “Service” into perspective, however, and tease Rick’s plan to strike back.
Any series that traffics in severed heads long enough will invariably get creative with their molds, as did a recent Walking Dead episode that saw Johnny Depp’s face making an unexpected cameo. Well, purveyor of all weird memorabilia, Norman Reedus evidently kept the celebrity trophy for himself.
The Walking Dead has only spent the span of a single scene with Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s Negan, leading one to wonder how Season 7 might flesh out the character after such a skull-splitting entrance. Comic fans have an idea of which character ends up spending time with the new big bad, as showrunner Scott Gimple confirms Negan will develop a “strange respect” for someone on #TeamRick.
Altruism aside, NBC’s Red Nose Day always manages to put together some impressive parodies, as we saw last year with the Game of Thrones cast getting together for an album. This year, The Walking Dead takes it to some bizarre heights, as Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus imagine a Walking Dead add-on in the style of the Star Wars Holiday Special.
The Walking Dead willfully steered itself into some Game of Thrones-style set shenanigans, knowing that each and every actor sighting would set off a frenzy of speculation as to which cast member will end up on the other end of Negan’s bat, come Season 7. We might be able to cross off Daryl and Glenn, thanks to some off-set Georgia commotion, but let’s investigate, shall we?
‘The Walking Dead’ sets up a brutal Season 6 finale heading “East,” but did they really just throw another colossal fakeout to mess with fans? Who ran afoul of Saviors, and who took some scissors to the head? Find out in our full review of tonight’s penultimate Season 6 hour!
Six years in, there’s only so much variation The Walking Dead can do with its titular threat beyond additional decay. And since Daryl Dixon clearly isn’t thrilled with change, Jimmy Kimmel saw only one option: Put The Walking Dead on hoverboards, of course!
Sunday’s Walking Dead premiere left quite a bit to live up to in the remaining seven hours of Season 6, and Rick and Daryl are already venturing out to fill the void. The badass Walking duo leaves Alexandria in search of corn, as The Walking Dead releases its first previews of “The Next World.”
We're still basking in the glow of The Walking Dead's eye-popping 2016 premiere "No Way Out," even if at least a few lives were lost to the carnage of Alexandria streets. That said, one fan-favorite character may have sustained an injury that could prove stealthily fatal, if not outright foreshadowing their imminent demise.