Since Scott Gimple took the helm of The Walking Dead in Season 4, the series has shown a lot of easter eggs - those hidden details that only the most attentive can perceive.
And the fifth season was no different. There were 16 episodes full of curiosities. Check out some of the main:
1 - Sam's Return
Remember the two survivors that appeared in the fourth episode of the fourth season? Sam was one of them and had his last appearance in the first episode of Season 5, "No Sanctuary." Bound and gagged, he met his end at the hands of cannibals at Terminus early in the episode, after recognizing Rick.
And furthermore, in the same episode Carol found the watch that Rick had given to Sam.
2 - Gareth's Brother for the dinner
It was a very brief scene. Also in episode 1, the corpse on the table, ready to be sliced for dinner, looked familiar. Rick was the one who used a hostage during the final scenes of the episode 16 of Season 4, i.e. one of the inhabitants of Terminus!
The showrunner, Scott Gimple, confirmed that this was the brother of Gareth. They really would eat him?!
3 - The Creepshow Crate
The easter eggs are not just internal. There are many references to other works in The Walking Dead. In the film Creepshow, directed by George Romero in 1982, this spooky box appeared, with the following text:
"SEND TO HORLICK'S UNIVERSITY
VIA JULIA CARPENTER
The director of special effects makeup and Greg Nicotero confirmed in an interview that an identical crate was visible in the season premiere. Check out the scene:
4 - Father Gabriel's Church verses
Exposed biblical references in Gabriel's church were chosen according to their specific meanings. Here are some of them:
We have been placed with him among the dead through baptism into death: so that as Christ came again from the dead by the glory of the Father, we, in the same way, might be living in new life.
So I gave the word as I was ordered: and at my words there was a shaking of the earth, and the bones came together, bone to bone. And looking I saw that there were muscles on them and flesh came up, and they were covered with skin: but there was no breath in them.
And the resting-places of the dead came open; and the bodies of a number of sleeping saints came to life;
And while their faces were bent down to the earth in fear, these said to them, Why are you looking for the living among the dead?
5 - Morley cigarettes
"Morley" has been used as a generic brand of cigarettes, royalty-free, for decades in several productions. And in The Walking Dead they appeared on the sixth episode of Season 5.
It was not the first time the brand showed up in the series. In Season 2, Dale smoked one of these, besides being present in another series of AMC, Breaking Bad.
6 - Tom Sawyer
The book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer appears frequently in the series. Carol uses the book in their classes in prison, Hershel gave it to Lizzie for homework, and two sisters talk about it with Carol while walking on the train tracks. And finally, in Season 5, Carol is carrying a copy. Can you tell what are the common points of the work with the theme of The Walking Dead?
7 - Andrew Lincoln: radio broadcaster
That voice on the radio, during Tyreese's hallucinations in episode 9, seemed familiar? It was Andrew Lincoln himself, the actor who plays Rick Grimes, narrating the events with his natural British accent!
8 - Hidden comics
Another long tradition in The Walking Dead: Put in other works of Robert Kirkman comics in the scenario. When Carl met Enid, we can see the girl reading a copy of Invincible, which is also published in Brazil.
What's more, the girl was hiding another comic, and it was an advertisement for another title of Robert Kirkman's: "The Astounding Wolf-Man."
Wolf-Man? It could be an double easter egg, making another mention to the group of "Wolves"?
9 - Scott Ian dressed as a zombie
The legend of Metal, Scott Ian, was in the fifth season of The Walking Dead, at the end of episode 12. The musician and singer was zombified and had the fun task of coming through a lot of garbage to attack Rick and be detonated by Carl.
10 - Reference to the movie Dawn of the Dead, from 1978
George Romero is a constant reference in The Walking Dead. Fans of his work may have noticed this adaptation of a scene in the movie (Dawn of the Dead in the original), where Aaron throws a sharp blow with a machete into a zombie, which happens as well in the classic film.
Translated and adapted from TWD BZ