The second half of fourth season of "The Walking Dead," which ends Sunday (March 29), has been unlike any the show has done before. Not only have the characters been pushed far past the edge, but they've also had their adventures broadcast out of chronological order — making things a little bit difficult for the casual viewer to keep track.
Luckily, we're here to help you out. As avid watchers of the show, we've created a handy timeline of the major events in season 4.5 as they happened, in the right order.
Click for a larger version of the timeline. All images/logos are property of AMC. Photos by Gene Page/AMC.
We started at the end of "Too Far Gone" with the destruction of the prison and scattering of the group; and then followed them all the way up to the end of "Us," when the first survivors start arriving at the possible safe haven of Terminus.
There are probably far more connections we didn't pick up on (let us know in the comments below), but it is fascinating to see how the various storylines have intersected — or narrowly missed each other, like in the case of Tyreese's group, and Daryl/Beth.
It's also entirely possible that other events are happening out of order, beyond what we know at the end of "Us": we know that Rick, Carl and Michonne were last seen on the railroad tracks, followed by Daryl and the Claimers. But what if we were seeing them in the past, and they actually beat Maggie and Glenn's group to Terminus? And the same for Tyreese and Carol?
We won't know for sure until we see how it all plays out on the season finale, "A." But until then, this will hopefully help as a roadmap and primer.
"The Walking Dead" airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.