Some Walking Dead fans are speculating killed off fan-favorites like Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs), Jesus (Tom Payne), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) and Glenn (Steven Yeun) could be the owner of a hand seen bursting out of a grave in the newest trailer for the second half of Season 10. Despite the fan fervor stirred over the suspected zombified hand breaking through dirt in the Alexandria graveyard, the real answer is much more sinister.
The hand certainly doesn't belong to either Abraham or Glenn, both bludgeoned to death by a baseball bat-wielding Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) more than eight years before present action in Season 10. Not only would the damage to Abe and Glenn's heads prevent them from reanimating as walkers, but both men are buried at the Hilltop colony.
Similarly, Carl has been dead for nearly eight years: The Walking Dead jumped 18 months into the future in-between Seasons 8 and 9, and jumped another six years towards the end of Season 9 Episode 5. Even more months passed between Seasons 9 and 10, as evidenced by the largely skipped over pregnancy of Rosita (Christian Serratos). Carl was forced to commit suicide by shooting himself in the head when suffering from an incurable walker bite.
Jesus was buried at the Hilltop after he was stabbed and killed by a disguised Whisperer in Season 9 Episode 8. By the time of Season 10, Jesus has been dead for several months. The hand doesn't belong to Siddiq (Avi Nash), who reanimated as a walker when he was choked to death by Whisperer spy Dante (Juan Javier Cardenas). Siddiq's corpse was ultimately stabbed in the brain and put down by Rosita.
The freshly dug grave belongs to Alexandria's Cheryl (Rebecca Koon), the elderly patient who was asphyxiated by Dante when in his care. She was then buried by Dante, who made it possible for Whisperer Beta (Ryan Hurst) to sneak into Alexandria by exploiting a tunnel covered by a weathered RV:
Beta won't be alone: Rosita can also be seen fending off a Whisperer intruder threatening baby Coco, indicating a coordinated attack on the unsuspecting community.
Glenn ou Carl ??— Leandro Jesus (@leandrojesus07) January 26, 2020
CARL! OR GLENN OR ABRAHAN— ᴢᴀɪɴᴀᴘ♡ ~ Caryl 4EVA》🏹💥❤ (@ZaiMcReedus) January 26, 2020
it's the lady that Dante killed, that's the cross she had in her room— Nicholas Ferreri (@nick_ferrari_12) January 26, 2020
carl grimes???🥺🥺🥺— 𝑑𝑢𝑑𝑎 ❾¾ stream caos (@grazaeriggs) January 26, 2020
That better be Carl— Gabe 🐝 (@Gmanisg0d) January 26, 2020
Maybe it is Carl because he had to shoot himself so maybe he missed or shot himself in the wrong place— Aimee Smith (@AimeeSm47436474) January 26, 2020
Carl!!!!! 😱???— Tracey (@traceyp026) January 26, 2020
Plot twist it's Glenn pic.twitter.com/uOLALslnpw— Gabe (@Ebagtv) January 26, 2020
Please be Carl. We only heard the Gunshot.— dush16 (@SwifStoneField) January 26, 2020
or jesus?👀— 𝑑𝑢𝑑𝑎 ❾¾ stream caos (@grazaeriggs) January 26, 2020
Surprise it’s me 😂😂😂🤪 pic.twitter.com/MTCkkHr0X9— Joseph M Shane Jr. (@homedada) January 26, 2020
Shane or GTFO— Stevie (@Stevie__J) January 26, 2020
I like how theres people on here who are saying its Glenn. And they're being serious, like yea he totally survived that blow to the head 😂— christina t (@christinatahany) January 26, 2020
I just hope that MJ's "thriller" is playing in this scene, otherwise it will be a missed opportunity !!! pic.twitter.com/fRoYNBbTxN— Patrícia Daniela (@pattydanny22) January 26, 2020
TWD Season 10 returns with new episodes Feb. 23 on AMC. For more TWD intel, follow the author @CameronBonomolo on Twitter.