Some viewers are comparing the twist ending of The Walking Dead’s mid-season finale to a common trope famously seen in Scooby-Doo.
The winter finale culminated in a foggy cemetery as Daryl (Norman Reedus), Jesus (Tom Payne), and Aaron (Ross Marquand) rescued a hobbled Eugene (Josh McDermitt) from a relentless herd of walkers.
When Jesus went to strike down what appeared to be another mindless muncher, the walker ducked and impaled Jesus with its own concealed blade. After fending off their foes with Michonne (Danai Gurira), Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) and Magna (Nadia Hilkes), Daryl inspected a walker corpse and noted its face was sewn on.
Cutting it free, Daryl and Michonne were surprised to find a human corpse beneath the mask made from walker flesh.
The surprise reveal has since inspired a series of tweets comparing the twist to the adventures of Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang, who would often investigate a seemingly paranormal threat only to unmask a human impostor.
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