Credit: https://twitter.com/Michael_Rooker/status/418083405666844672/photo/1 Photo: Michael Rooker Holds Up Merle's Hand

The Walking Dead’s Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) kind of got an upgrade in the walker-killing department when he lost his hand.

Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) cuffed him to the rooftop of that Atlanta building in Season 1, and the group ended up leaving him there. Merle got himself free, but at the expense of his hand. Still, he ended up with a nifty new contraption with a knife attached.

It’s been almost a full year since Merle died in Season 3, but Michael was recently seen in several ads during AMC’s New Year’s TWD marathon, and on December 31 he tweeted the hand photo shown. “Look what I have....”

Keep it as a souvenir! Just don’t break it out during holiday dinners or anything.

Merle lost his life thanks to a last-ditch effort to stop The Governor (David Morrissey). The one-eyed man himself, David Morrissey, responded to Michael’s hand pic, tweeting, “Looks like lunch to me!”

Last time we saw The Gov., he was dead or at least dying in the Season 4, Episode 8 midseason finale. Michonne (Danai Gurira) sliced him through with her katana, then left him to be a walker. Lilly (Audrey Marie Anderson) came around and shot him … although we never saw the results. David has been feeding the idea that maybe The Gov. isn’t completely gone. If he did become a walker, a disgusting hand would look like lunch.

David has been earning himself a few Twitter assist credits lately. Not too long ago, Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) tweeted about looking forward to visiting the Woodbury Shoppe down in Georgia. David joked in return, “Stay outta my town!!!!!”

Ha! If he can’t be on screen anymore, at least he can provide running commentary as The Governor. That’s really all he should do, all day.

Anyway, congrats to Merle on getting his hand back! Better late than never.

Sources: Twitter, Zap2it