"The Walking Dead" may have only just wrapped up its fifth season, but series creator Robert Kirkman is already on the record with a big tease for Season 6.
As reported by The Wrap, Kirkman dropped a few hints about where the show is headed during a panel at a National Association of Broadcasters event, where he confirmed that the appearance of Morgan in the Season 5 finale will be a major plot point when the show returns.
"Having Rick and Morgan together, finally, again is a huge deal, and it’s definitely going to be a big part of Season 6," he said. "Now it’s a very different Rick and a very different Morgan who are going to have a completely different relationship. And it’s the questions of how they’re going to interact, how they’re going to work together — if they’re going to work together — and what comes from those interactions is going to be basically the spine of season six.
What does that mean, exactly? Um, obviously, it means that "The Walking Dead" is going to finally, fully embrace its obvious similarities to the 2003 classic teen comedy, "Mean Girls."
Yep, you heard us. The pieces are all in place: Morgan is Cady Heron. Rick is Regina George. Daryl Dixon is Gretchen Wieners. Abraham is Karen Smith. And the upheaval of the survivors' group when Morgan appears on the scene is going to be just like the social shakeup of the Plastics when Cady usurped Regina's power.
Don't believe us? You should! The writing has been
in the burn book on the wall for ages. Just look at all the ways that "The Walking Dead" is already exactly like "Mean Girls."
For starters, the group always abides by certain rules of fashion.
On Wednesdays, we wear ponchos.
They mess with each other on the phone.
Lori: I can't come out tonight; I'm dead.
Rick: Boo, you whore.
They're always rounding up people in a car to head out on a supply run.
A.k.a. get in loser, we're going shopping.
Abraham's muttonchops can tell when zombies are about to attack.AMC
Or at least, they can tell when zombies ARE attacking. (It's like he has ESPN or something.)
And of course, they're led by a ruthless Queen Bee with the initials "R.G."...
Not a coincidence.
...Who rules the group with an iron fist...
Carol thinks she's gonna have a human barbecue and not invite Rick? Who does she think she is? He, like, invented her!
...Who suffers a highly public fallout with his friends...
You can't sit with us!
...And has to confront the truth about what kind of person he really is.
Raise your weaponized hand stump if you've ever been personally victimized by Rick Grimes.
Plus, they really don't like outsiders.
HE DOESN'T EVEN GO HERE!
And they're all in unofficial competition to see who can amass the most candy ca-- er, zombie kills.
Three for you, Daryl Dixon! You GO, Daryl Dixon!
And none for Father Gabriel.