Known spoiler group The Spoiling Dead Fans took to social media with a post about the upcoming Episode 8x08 and vowed not to spoil the experience for anyone who has not yet watched the episode.
The note is digitally signed by group managers "ShinyFirefly" and "NinjaPancake".
Naturally, fans of The Walking Dead who have seen the note assume the worst for a beloved character. In a Reddit thread where the post was shared, some fans accused the spoiler group of backing down to AMC as a result of previous legal action taken against them. Most, however, seem to believe the "shocking" moment promised on Talking Dead surrounds a major character's death.
"Now this is interesting," Reddit user one-eyed-queen wrote. "No legal action, but they decide to withhold information. Something's fishy here, and it's actually making me more excited for the episode!"
"I respect the decision but want to know why," just_for_fun21 responded. "It'll be a be a new experience for many of us watching without spoilers."
Some suspect the spoiler group suddenly grew sympathetic towards cast members who may or may not be exiting the series. "I would assume they are doing this out of respect for an actor," blueptdiary writes.
Also worth noting: AMC did not send out advanced copies of The Walking Dead Episode 8x08.
Following Sunday's midseason finale, ComicBook.com will have extensive coverage of the episode, including interviews with Rick Grimes actor Andrew Lincoln and Morgan Jones actor Lennie James. The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on AMC. For complete coverage and insider info all season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.