The Walking Dead: Knots Untie Is Tom Payne's Favorite Episode So Far

Last week, fans of The Walking Dead were introduced to character who, if he isn't already, will be [...]

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Last week, fans of The Walking Dead were introduced to character who, if he isn't already, will be a fan-favorite in the long haul. Tom Payne stormed into the world of AMC's zombie drama with his Paul "Jesus" Rovia character, a character who will be a major player going forward with the series.

With six episodes remaining in season six, Payne has one in particular which is his favorite. It's this weekend's Knots Untie which sounds like it narrowly edged out his introductory episode, The Next World.

"I think [Knots Untie] is pretty good," Payne says when asked by which of the coming episodes is his favorite. "I'm looking forward to [Knots Untie] definitely. Like, [The Next World] is introduction and [Knots Untie] you'll get to know a little bit more about the character and how he affects everything really. So, that's good, I'm looking forward to that, but this was was a perfect introduction. I'm really happy with that. Obviously, I was apprehensive about it like, 'Oh, I hope the fans like it!' Everyone seemed to like it which was good but [this weekend's], I'm looking forward to it. Definitely."

In Knots Untie, Payne's Jesus will lead Rick and the survivors from Alexandria to his community, showing them just how much larger their world is about to get. However, that means it has to pick up where The Next World left off: at the foot of Rick and Michonne's bed where Payne was tossed into a scene with two naked actors early in his time on the show.

"That whole first episode was me with Norman [Reedus] and Andrew [Lincoln] and then me and Danai [Gurira] and Andrew so that was really intense," Payne says. "It was like, 'Okay, here you go. You're in these situations where you're making Daryl look like a fool and then you're in the room. Yeah.' You know, it was great. Andrew and Danai, they've both been doing the show for a long time and they're wonderful and very welcoming. Those kinds of scenes are very funny, especially on the channel that we're on. You're just trying to stop things from being seen, basically, so it's all about camera angles and everything but then, unfortunately, Danai has got a sword that she's pointing at me so I was more worried about where the sword was going than looking at anything! Like, 'Please don't blind me with the sword!' I was really like, 'This is my first episode? Okay, great.'"

Knots Untie airs this Sunday at 9 PM ET on AMC.