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This article contains spoilers from The Walking Dead Season 7.

Despite its colossal popularity, AMC's The Walking Dead hasn't been having much luck lately. The show has been plagued with criticism for the dodgy CGI backdrops, the smartphone in Negan's pocket, printed-on-paper home interiors, and hilarious computer generated deers. Oh, and let's not forget that time that Fat Joey's dead body shrunk over the mid-season hiatus. As you can imagine, fans notice every detail and haven't been very forgiving towards their favorite show.

However, the errors have never had a massive effect on the storyline ... until now. The latest episode featured a scene of Rick and Michonne standing on a rooftop, and it features a rather huge continuity error.

While atop the roof, both Michonne and Rick stared at the field below — a large herd of walkers wandered aimlessly before them. Michonne decided to fire two shots from her weapon, aiming for carnival's shooting gallery.

Despite this loud noise, the nearby walkers didn't flinch or even move. Rick made no attempt to stop her using the gun and he even found the whole thing rather amusing. While the scene was playful and fun and benefited the relationship, it conflicts with everything we've been told about walkers since Season 1.

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Viewers Know By Now That Loud Noises Draw Walkers

[Credit: AMC]
[Credit: AMC]

This Rick and Michonne scene has caused problems for fans of the show because it essentially conflicts with everything that the writers — and the characters — have been telling the viewers for the past seven seasons. One of the golden rules in this post-apocalyptic world is to refrain from making loud noises, since noise draws the unwanted attention of walkers, and walkers tend to roam in herds. Shooting a gun is practically signing your own death warrant.

Not only has this been reenforced time after time on The Walking Dead, it has also been explored on , highlighting the importance of this golden rule. The fact that Michonne willingly fired her weapon, despite this knowledge, suggests that this was definitely a continuity error.

Moreover, Rick's amusement confirms this as an error — Rick has enforced this rule himself on multiple occasions. There's no other possible explanation; the walkers should have reacted to the noise and the herd should have immediately moved towards Rick and Michonne.

The Internet Isn't Happy About This Error

[Credit: AMC]
[Credit: AMC]

The viewers have been pretty vocal about their thoughts this season. They've had opinions about the storylines, the violence and the intimidation tactics from Negan, but now they're specifically displeased that the hit AMC series made an huge error regarding its own mythology.

As you can tell, The Walking Dead fans are pretty passionate about their favorite show and with good reason — normally, it's a great show. However, lately the post-apocalyptic drama has been plagued with so much criticism, it's getting hard to actually enjoy the storyline. Perhaps the show has made too many missteps for the fans to continue watching without making some sort of critique?

Either way, the AMC juggernaut isn't going anywhere. Let's just hope there's no more errors — those fans can be quite vicious!

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.


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