Shane Walsh was killed in The Walking Dead's second season. He returned during a quick hallucination in Season Three but and has merely been a subject of uncommon discussion among characters since. Still, he is primed to make an appearance during Andrew Lincoln's final season as Rick Grimes, and some fans are hoping it is more than a flashback or an hallucination.
Some fans of The Walking Dead think Jon Bernthal might actually return as Shane's twin brother. No, it's not going to happen, but the theory is ridiculous and, as a result, hilarious.
Twitter user Carl Williams really believes Shane's twin brother, also played by Bernthal, could be a realistic possibility.
Shane’s twin brother? It might be him coming back for revenge and to take his niece.?? More chance of that than Shane coming back from the dead.☠️— carl williams (@carlginge) June 19, 2018
"More chance of that than Shane coming back from the dead," Carl said. Fortunately, neither scenario is happening, but there's nothing wrong with having hope.
Most of the fan's suspecting (or joking) Bernthal's return is as Shane's twin have been trying to name the character.
I'm Shane's long-lost, until-now-long-forgotten twin brother... BLANE! (DUH DUH DUH) https://t.co/fplMtNuNmI— Ian Lord (@Ian_Lord) June 19, 2018
From Shane Walsh to Blane Walsh! Or Shawn Walsh, maybe? Anything is possible (but not really).
I kinda want Bernthal to return as Shane’s estranged twin brother, Shawn. https://t.co/2aOwxdljMr— Widgett Walls (@Widgett) June 19, 2018
Other thinks Shane's brother Wayne could be popping up.
I was saying Wayne ?— Kirsten (@KirstenAcuna) June 19, 2018
Twitter user Bryan S. really thinks he is on to something with his twin theory.
So Jon Bernthal is coming back to TWD huh?.... why do I smell the scent of long lost twin brother? Please, God, no.....just, no....— Bryan S. (@bshu89) June 18, 2018
He's not alone. Alex F---ing Grim is in the same camp.
Jon Bernthal to Appear in "Walking Dead" Season 9, didn't he die in Season 3 or some shit? :^O Maybe it's a ghost role, or dreams, or flashbacks or his twin brother or some s---— Alex F---ing Grim (@AlexGrim) June 18, 2018
Fortunately, of all the stunts The Walking Dead has pulled through its eight years, this won't be one.
The only other ridiculous theory being tossed around by fans (who are probably just joking around) is that Bernthal will make an appearance as his new best-known character, Marvel's Punisher.
The only reason Shane should return to The Walking Dead is to show up as Punisher and murder everyone to end the show once and for all.— Cody Paysinger [+] (@_cpay) June 19, 2018
Caody Paysinger is on board with The Punisher showing up to wreck the apocalypse with his killing skills.
As is ComicBook.com's Chris Killian in the video below.
As outlandish as the theory might be, some fans are supporting it simply because they want to see Bernthal back in action on The Walking Dead permanently.
I’m here for it. pic.twitter.com/hM6XVruq0D— lil Sebatian (@BallingerLover9) June 19, 2018
Lil Sebastian is here for it. And Lil Sebastian isn't alone.
Nothing quite screams support for the ridiculous idea as a gif of Jon Bernthal dancing on Conan.
It all just comes down to a genuine love from the fans for Jon Bernthal.
Don't tease like that...I love @jonnybernthal ?— Lisa Sprinkle (@lisasprinkle1) June 19, 2018