During last night's The Walking Dead Season 4 premiere, Rick () - whilst on a food run - stumbled into a hungry, muddy woman who tried to lure him back to her camp so that she could feed him to her zombie husband. Although it was pretty worrying for long-standing fans of the AMC show, that event did help to clarify why Rick and his group feel the need to survey the new recruits before letting them into their gang.
Rick told the strange woman that if she can answer three questions, he will take her and her husband in. He asked:
How many walkers have you have you killed?
How many people have you killed?
When asked at The Talking Dead after-show (via ComicBook.com), Lincoln revealed that the reason for this kind of paranoid inquest is because:
If they give any sort of answer we think is suspect or the way they answer it is suspect, then they don't come back. So it's basically just a buffer, a first shield, and then it's just a matter of proving yourself.
So, c'mon guys - 'fess up. How would you answer Rick's questions? We're all friends here...
The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sunday nights at 9/8c on AMC.