Sex & Jesus! The Walking Dead Gives Shippers The Hookup They Want AND Introduces A Fan-Favorite Character!

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***WARNING: Contains Major The Walking Dead Spoilers***

It’s about time!

We’ve been waiting practically six years for this to happen, but The Walking Dead finally went there on Sunday by putting its two most fleshed-out characters into their most precarious position yet… SEX!

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That’s right — Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) delighted shippers everywhere as they once and for all capitalized on all the sexual tension that comes with watching those around you perish.

After an indeterminate time jump from last week’s episode — long enough for Carl to recover and Rick & Michonne’s domestic routine to return — the two finally hooked up!

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And it is NOT a one time thing!

Scott M. Gimple sat down with Entertainment Weekly‘s Dalton Ross to define the relationship, saying:

“It was all about finding an everyday context. It was all about having these two characters come to realize that their intimacy and bond extended beyond friendship. Alexandria, in the state it’s currently in, gave them the moment to come to that realization. And that’s a super clinical, mathematical analysis of romance. So I’ll say this: These are two people who have found kindred spirits in each other, strength, respect, support, loyalty. But the world has been screaming in their faces and clawing at them for a good part of their acquaintance. For all they’ve been through, when the world stopped screaming and clawing for them, they realized what they had.

These are two people who have suddenly realized ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ pretty much at exactly the same time, on that couch ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ what they already had together and who they already were to each other. This isn’t a one-night stand. And what they have was already there, before they even kissed.”

Here’s hoping Michonne fares better than Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) and Jessie (Alexandra Breckinridge) though…

Elsewhere, Rick and Daryl (Norman Reedus) met a mysterious hottie named Jesus (Tom Payne) who’s seemingly capable of outmaneuvering our survivors — which means he’ll either be a godsend or the devil incarnate!

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We’re hoping his good looks point towards the former! LOLz!

A new relationship and a hot new guy? This is the nicest TWD has ever been to fans!

What did U think of the newest couple and character??

[Image via AMC.]

Feb 22, 2016 11:13am PDT

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