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‘The Walking Dead’ Fans Think They Saw a Plane Behind Rick’s Head Album

It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s Rick Grimes surviving “The Walking Dead” Thunderdome.

Last night’s Season 7, Episode 10, “New Best Friends” was a shippers’ paradise, with Rick getting Michonne some new cat kitsch, and Daryl reuniting with Carol (and lying to her — even though she did ask him directly for an update on everyone back “home”). But the biggest mystery of the episode involved a tiny moment during the Scavengers junkyard reveal, when Rick was talking to Scavengers leader Jadis. Fans noticed something moving in the background. Many thought it was a plane, either mistakenly flying past the editors or as an intentional story addition. Others thought it was just a bird, and there were others elsewhere.

Because Twitter misses nothing, it became a thing:

Anyone else notice the airplane fly behind me? 👀 #TheWalkingDead pic.twitter.com/4FF1LjXDJk

— Rick Grimes (@RickAndThangs) February 20, 2017

THOUGHT THAT BIRD WAS A PLANE AND GOT SO HYPED #TheWalkingDead

— Maddie (@massivemaddie) November 14, 2016

Um was I the only one who saw that plane fly behind Rick 🤔🤔🤔#TheWalkingDead #TWD

— Monie Grant Lincoln (@monie3010) February 20, 2017

De Plane de plane! #amc #TheWalkingDead @WynnAS pic.twitter.com/cSBFQmIjAi

— Aka (@JohnAka76) February 20, 2017

Hmm bird or plane? Mistake or intentional? #TheWalkingDead https://t.co/n6NFh6e0oC

— Melissa Sercia (@fluidghost) February 20, 2017

You guys had a plane in this episode did you know that?#TheWalkingDead

— Piper (@Piperdarkwolf) February 20, 2017

After Rick crawled out of the pit. I spotted a fly over. Either Negan has a plane or someone missed an edit. #TWD #TheWalkingDead

— Vicki Rice (@Artworks6710) February 20, 2017

What a relief! Flights are still available out of ATL five years after the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE. #TheWalkingDead pic.twitter.com/kehpB4NZrD

— David Aaron Moore (@davidaaronmoore) February 20, 2017

Bird or plane? Its the new “there’s a ghost behind the curtain in ‘3 Men and a Baby'”#thewalkingdead https://t.co/syUdRu5hAA

— Crystal Fudalik (@CFudalik) February 20, 2017

(The show films in the Atlanta, Georgia region, even though it’s now set in the Alexandria/Washington, D.C. area.)

No one from AMC has weighed in at this point, but we’re going with the bird assumption. It makes sense for birds to pass over a junkyard, and if it was THAT easy for fans to spot a plane, someone in the editing room probably would’ve caught an actual airplane … unless the plot is about to take an even more random turn than usual and someone out there is flying planes over D.C. Maybe that’s what happened to Heath?

“The Walking Dead” Season 7 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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