The Walking Dead has taken a gruesome horror monster and brought it to the mainstream. Despite all the blood, gore, and downright nasty business that constantly rears its head on AMC’s The Walking Dead, audiences continually tune in week after week to see what sort of new tragedy will befall Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, and the rest of the Alexandria community.
Beyond the show’s amazing production values and gripping storytelling, the producers also have a knack for sneaking in Easter eggs whenever possible. Whether it’s a reference to another zombie film, another AMC series, or even a reference to The Walking Dead itself, it often feel as though each episode of the landmark series features a hidden secret, symbol, or Easter egg that will drive zombie nerds wild. It’s this sort of attention to minutiae that constantly reminds us that the people who make The Walking Dead are are fans, first and foremost, just like the millions who tune in every week.
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The apocalypse breeds two types of people: those who won't hesitate to kill in order to survive, and those who believe that all life is precious. While training Morgan during Season 6, Eastman wears a shirt that says "Save The Terrapins," which is a type of turtle. In an earlier episode of the same season, teenage survivor Enid is seen killing and eating a turtle in order to prevent starvation.
See: two types of people. That's not all, either, as Eastman's name is a reference to Kevin Eastman, the creator of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.