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8 Mind-Blowing Easter Eggs You Missed On 'The Walking Dead'

Your favorite zombie show just got even better.

You know why Morgan was so concerned that someone took his peanut butter protein bar? Because "Walking Dead" is all about the details. (And peanut butter bars are delicious.)

There are a few months before the show comes back from midseason break in February, so for all of you looking to catch up or binge on old episodes in the meantime, here are some Easter eggs you might've missed that make the show even better.

1. The titles have been decaying each season.

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Executive producer Gale Anne Hurd confirmed to The Huffington Post at "The Walking Dead" fan premiere that the titles decompose more each season. Hurd tells us, "For the observant fan, it’s an Easter egg. We are reflecting the world. The world is more decayed, the walkers are considerably more decayed, so it really is reflective of that."

2. Eastman wore a "Save Terrapins" shirt after Enid ate a turtle.

Though showrunner Scott Gimple seemed to deny the Easter egg in a message to "Talking Dead," it appears Eastman's shirt signifies how he's the antithesis of the madness going on in "Walking Dead." We spoke about it with Enid herself, Katelyn Nacon, who clearly saw a connection between the shirt and the moment she ate a turtle.

"I saw that, and I was like, 'Wait a second!' I was like, 'Hold up! Hold up! Hold up! Did they do that on purpose? Did they seriously just put a turtle on his shirt after I ate a turtle?' And it said, 'Save Terrapins,' or whatever. I was kind of freaking out in my mind. I was so excited," said Nacon.

3. The Governor is a pirate.

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The Governor himself, actor David Morrissey, confirmed the Easter egg to HuffPost in April, saying, "There was one shot of the Governor, I think when he came back, and he was in his disheveled state with his beard and his hair when he was lying on the couch and a the cushion behind him has a parrot, which was by his shoulder, so that was always quite funny."

4.  Walter White's meth made it into the apocalypse.

Fans theorize "Breaking Bad" and "Walking Dead" take place in the same universe. Part of that is because the Season 2 episode "Bloodletting" appears to feature Blue Sky, Walter White's signature crystal meth. 

As another "Breaking Bad" Easter egg, The Governor even mentions a guy named Heisenberg: 

5. The ending truck horn is also a "Breaking Bad" callback.

After watching "The Walking Dead" Season 6 premiere, "First Time Again," Redditor wildstyle_method noticed a distinct similarity between the ending of the episode and the "Breaking Bad" episode "One Minute."

Both AMC shows end with the screen fading to black and a vehicle horn or alarm going off. This "Breaking Bad" clip cuts it short, but you can watch the full ending of the Season 3 episode on Netflix.  

6.  Famous zombies are featured throughout the show.

Producer Greg Nicotero tells HuffPost he regularly includes walkers that reference famous zombies. "I always put my like tribute zombies in there, and I always do little things that are kind of like for me because I’m a fan," he said.

Nicotero continued, "Last year, we did a couple Italian horror movie zombie references. I did a few George Romero zombie references, even Rick Baker and Dick Smith and other makeup artists that I admire. And as I was younger, I emulated them, so it’s always fun to find ways to intrinsically work those homages or tributes in."

7. This zombie's Cherokee Rose was a callback to a Daryl/Carol moment.

Norman Reedus teased there was an Easter egg in Episode 6 of the current season, and savvy fans spotted it after Daryl killed a zombie charging him. 

The flower on the walker is a Cherokee Rose, the same flower Daryl gave Carol in Season 2 to comfort her about Sophia's disappearance.

8. Father Gabriel's church readings reference the undead.

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The biblical verses in Father Gabriel's church aren't there by accident. They all seem to reference life after death or eluding death.

Romans 6:4 -- "We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."

Ezekiel 37:7 -- "So I spoke this message, just as he told me. Suddenly as I spoke, there was a rattling noise all across the valley. The bones of each body came together and attached themselves as complete skeletons."

Matthew 27:52 -- "And tombs opened. The bodies of many godly men and women who had died were raised from the dead."

Revelation 9:6 -- "During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them."

Luke 24:5 -- "In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, 'Why do you look for the living among the dead?'"

Hmm ... maybe Father Gabriel isn't so bad after all. Just don't tell that to Rick Grimes. 

"The Walking Dead" Season 6 returns in February.

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