I was very confused by last night's episode.  So confused, in fact, that I went on-line searching for answers.

I was able to come up with an impeccable source that explains it fully. Click below to find out what I have learned...

Here were the questions I was asking after watching the second to last episode of  "Walking Dead" last night.

Why do Shane and Randall come back as zombies after they are killed?

Have these been the rules all along or have they suddenly changed?

Was the herd of  Walkers at the end a new wave of freshly re-animated corpses?

Why do I not have a girlfriend?

OK. Here are the rules from someone who should know. This guy...













This is Robert Kirkman , the man who created and wrote "The Walking Dead" comic book. He describes the rules of zombiedom thusly :


"...the rule is: WHATEVER it is that causes the zombies, is something everyone already has. If you stub your toe, get an infection and die ... you turn into a zombie. UNLESS your brain is damaged. If someone shoots you in the head and you die ...you're dead. A zombie bite kills you because of infection, or blood loss ... not because of the zombie "virus.""

What this doesn't answer, though, is why nobody's noticed this until now. You'd have thought by now someone would have put the pieces together, right?  They've killed non-zombies before but I don't remember them getting up moments later with a new-found taste for human brains .


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