Apr 10, 2013

The Walking Dead: Hidden Messages In Opening Credits

Are you ready for the latest Walking Dead conspiracy theory? There’s a rumor going around that the producers of The Walking Dead might have done a little foreshadowing and included hidden messages in the credits for season three of The Walking Dead.

For instance, Andrew Lincoln’s name appears next to Rick Grimes’ badge, lying in the dirt. Could the way the badge is on the ground be symbolizing Rick’s moral struggles during season three? Rick passed by the hiker on the way to his hometown and he was going to turn Michonne over to The Governor, before finally having a change of heart and taking in the Woodbury refugees in the finale.

Ok, so maybe that explanation sounds like a stretch, but some of the other images next to names in the credits offer even more compelling stories. For example, Sarah Wayne Callies’ and Laurie Holden’s names appear next to two shell casings. Of course, they both died by a bullet to the head in order to avoid transforming into walkers. Could the shell casings have been foreshadowing their deaths by bullet?

 Norman Reedus’ name appears next to two arrows in the credit. That one is pretty straightforward as Daryl is known for using a crossbow as his weapon of choice. Daryl also got a new crossbow during season three. The fact that there are two arrows could also symbolize Daryl reuniting with his brother Merle.

 Steven Yeun’s name appears next to a pocket watch. Of course, Hershel gave Glenn a pocket watch, and one of the plot lines in season three revolved around how the pocket watch helped Glenn to realize he should ask Maggie to marry him.

 Lori and Andrea died by bullet before turning into walkers, and the actresses who played them had their names appear next to shell casings in the credits. Merle wasn’t as lucky as Lori and Andrea, as he turned full walker after getting shot in the chest by The Governor. So what does Michael Rooker’s name appear next to? Would you believe a close-up of a walker’s eye?

 Now, this one is just kind of funny. One of the biggest Walking Dead memes revolves around Carl staying in the house. So what does Chandler Riggs’ name appear on top of in the credits? Yes, you got it, a house!

 Seven cast member names matched up pretty well with seven credit images that seem to relate to their characters. However, these last three we’re kind of stumped on. Lauren Cohan’s name appears next to a graveyard, Danai Gurira’s name appears near light shining through from under a door, and David Morrissey’s name appears between a couple tattered window curtains. Of course, the graves could symbolize that Maggie (Lauren Cohan) was with Lori as she was dying, and the light under the door could symbolize that Michonne (Danai Gurira) was behind a door with Andrea, when Andrea shot herself. As far as David Morrissey (The Governor), we’re at a complete loss as to what his credit image might have related to.

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  1. The tattered shaded window could be The Governor's office after he and Michonne fought to the death. The Governor had shades that covered the room for Penny allowing him to look out.

  2. in the Governors image, it's a dirty messed up building..similar to the Governor himself who is a twisted messed up guy, who generally hides that side from others..putting up blinds to hide his true self behind, so no one sees the real him. Makes sense, but who knows

  3. Ever consider you are just reading too much into this? Sometimes images are just images the editors thought looked good for opening credits. Yes, the badge symbolizes Rick as well as the arrows for Daryl. Both Lori and Andrea used guns to kill walkers.

  4. Lauren Cohan - Death of her innocence (almost raped by the Gov.) or what you said.
    Danai Gurira - Saw the light as in working with people instead of trying to do it alone.
    David Morrissey - Likes to present himself/his motives as clear but are veiled

  5. The Gov. is going to mysteriously vanish and show up to mess everything up again

  6. Everything you have said is ridiculous.

  7. Nice observations. Thank you for this. Alot of your other readers need to become unbutt-hurt about life.


    Steven Yuen next to a watch - perhaps to symbolize that his character's time is running out?

  9. The Governor ran a town, a home to many (clueless) people although the home/town was (on the inside) a dirty and filthy place. He was hiding that from them.
    What he had wasn't nice and pretty, not really. The image shows that.
    It also could signify the life (family) he had was gone and he has moved on, to a darker twisted place. That redemption is gone.

  10. The 2 windows together are like 2 eyes looking out. The windows could represent the loss of his eye. one side (left) has more detail than the other side.

  11. In the comics, Glen dies and Maggie visits his grave for long periods of time. Maybe Cohan's name showing up by a graveyard is foreshadowing Glen's death in the next season?


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