The Walking Dead is known for planting “Easter eggs” throughout each season — super subtle hints at what’s to come that could be significant at a later date — and the folks over at Comicbook.com may have stumbled upon a meaningful egg that we totally missed! It’s either that, or we’re reading way too much into this show.
So what exactly did they find?
It turns out that an umbrella, which can be seen in the scene in which we meet Terminus’ Mary in Season 4, Episode 15: “Us,” just so happens to be the same Umbrella we saw at The Governor’s (David Morrissey) camp earlier in the season. You can head on over to Comicbook.com for photo evidence.
We know it’s impossible for The Gov. to be hiding out at Terminus (he was dead as a doornail last we checked) but it is possible that some of his former troops have found the “safe haven” and brought the umbrella with them.
If that’s the case, then what does it mean for Tara Chambler (Alanna Masterson), who was initially in support of one-eyed Bri’s plans to take the prison? Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) seemed to recognize who she was once he was thrown in that Terminus train car, but we doubt everyone else knows that Tara formerly supported The Gov. and thus indirectly contributed to Hershel Greene’s (Scott Wilson) death. Remember, even Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) told Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) that he met Tara “on the road” and not cowering back at the prison after the massacre.
However, if there are other former Governor supporters now at Terminus then her cover could be blown and her relationship with Team Prison jeopardized.
On a larger scale, having the former Gov.’s former cronies could also make it harder for Rick and co. to defeat the Termites. It isn’t easy fighting people that already hate you!
Of course we could also be reading way too much into this. Maybe the props department just rescued the umbrella instead of spending money on a new one. Still, while we would buy that reasoning under normal circumstances, this is TWD we’re talking about and we can’t help but think that specific umbrella is there for a reason.
What are your thoughts: Is this a genuine Easter egg or are we reading way too much into it? Vote below!