Spoilers below for anyone who hasn't yet watched The Walking Dead's latest episode, "The Damned."
Walking Dead fans were/are most definitely going berserk over the ending to last night's war-torn episode, in which Rick came face to face with Morales, who hadn't been seen on the show since the second-to-last Season 1 installment. But the episode's first proper scene featured another appearance that viewers could not have seen coming, and it came from Boy Meets World actor Lee Norris, better known to TGIF audiences as Stuart Minkus.
Surprisingly, Lee Norris played one of Negan's Saviors, whose name is Todd. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Todd was the klutziest Savior we've seen yet. He showed up in the early minutes of the episode, just after that opening montage of main character faces, and he immediately got chastised by Savior Mara, played by actress Lindsey Garrett. He was told to shut up several times, replaced at the maintenance table, and he then showed off his butterfingers as he was leaving. I gotta say, while Stuart Minkus was a very smart dorkus who might have turned into a Eugene-type survivor in the post-apocalypse, I wouldn't put it past the character to grow up and be a potentially weak link in a villainous cabal.
All right, so I know that Minkus wasn't actually the character that Lee Norris was playing on The Walking Dead. But I mean, that's how the show itself referred to him when offering fans proof that it was indeed the former child star making an appearance.
Following his Boy Meets World stint, Lee Norris starred on One Tree Hill as Marvin "Mouth" McFadden, whom Negan might have appreciated for his verbal skills. (I don't recall Mouth every talking about "Pee Pee Pants City" on One Tree Hill, but it's been a while.) He also reprised the role of Stuart Minkus on the now-cancelled Disney Channel spinoff series Girl Meets World, which also saw tons of other Boy Meets World actors returning to the world of the Matthews family. And while Negan might have also appreciated Mr. Turner for wearing a leather jacket in class, I think the other Boy Meets World alumnus that should get a Walking Dead appearance soon is Blake Clark, who seems ripe for Savior-dom.
Interestingly, the authoritative Mara seemed to be set up for a bigger role in the All Out War, but she was soon taken out by one of the reanimated Saviors, which was precisely why Team Family planned that big ambush in such a way. Meanwhile, Todd appeared to live through the part of the attack that we saw, so getting taken away from his maintenance table gig temporarily saved his life. Lee Norris is supposed to show up for next week's episode, according to IMDb, but we'll have to see if that's legit info or not.
The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights on AMC at 9:00 p.m. ET. Check out how Morales' big return came to be, as well as what characters likely aren't coming back for long after this past episode. When you're done, check out our fall premiere schedule to see what other new and returning shows are showing up soon.