In my opinion I think this might be the biggest Easter egg of them all so far!!! I saw this when the show first aired and I had to get my thoughts straight on this. In the opening credits, on the mantle by the picture of the house was a statue of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. I will put in a summary in case you have never heard of him.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
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Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Henry Jekyll believes that there are two distinct sides to men - a good and an evil side. He believes that by separating the two man can become liberated. He succeeds in his experiments with chemicals to accomplish this and transforms into Hyde to commit horrendous crimes. When he discontinues use of the drug it is already too late...
- Written by Mark J. Popp
Henry "Harry" Jekyll is a well respected member of London society. In his personal life, he is pre-engaged to Muriel Carew, the daughter of a brigadier general. In his professional life, he is a medical doctor, scientist and academician. He theorizes that in each man is a good side and an evil side which can be separated into two. In doing so, the evil side can be controlled and the good side can live without worry, in combination leading to the betterment of society. In his experiments, he uses himself as the subject to test his hypothesis. His evil side, who he coins Mr. Hyde, escapes into London, and terrorizes party-girl Ivy Pierson. Jekyll, aware of Hyde's goings-on, decides to stop his experiments because of the suffering he has caused Ivy. What Jekyll is unaware of is how ingrained Hyde is in Jekyll's life.
- Written by Huggo
Dr. Jekyll faces horrible consequences when he lets his dark side run wild with a potion that changes him into the animalistic Mr. Hyde.
- Written by Kenneth Chisholm
I think this has to do with first of all Tyrees's struggle of keeping his humanity in the cruel new world. He found it hard to kill and didn't even like killing the walkers. He was a protector.
As far as the other characters such as Rick, Carl, Michonne, Carol, Glenn, Maggie, Daryl, Sasha, Tara, Abraham, Rosita, Eugene, Gabriel, & Morgan. I think the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde means that some of them are struggling with the things they have had to do and how that has changed them. Will they ever come back from that? Are they evolving into monsters that they cannot control? Are they in their worst nightmare only to wake up and realize they are the monsters? I would love to hear your thoughts.