The Walking Dead is slowly becoming as famous for its Easter eggs as for its bloodthirsty zombies. And in the season seven premiere of the show, there was one such insider reference that looked as though it was tailor-made to tug on heartstrings. Here’s a look at the callback that may very well have had eagle-eyed viewers in floods of tears.
Adapted from the series of graphic novels of the same name, The Walking Dead arrived on U.S. TV screens in October 2010. The AMC show centers itself around Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes, a deputy sheriff who emerges from a lengthy coma to find that a plague of zombies have devastated societies across the world. The early main cast also included Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Steven Yeun and Norman Reedus.