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The Walking Dead: What Really Happened To That Peanut Butter Protein Bar

Spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 6 premiere below.

So many questions came to mind following the end credits of the Season 6 premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday night. Where are those horns coming from? What will everyone think about Rick after Carter’s death? Was that black-and-white thing cool or annoying? But, most importantly: what happened to Morgan’s peanut butter protein bar? Well, Michonne probably ate it.

In one of the episode’s more memorable scenes that didn’t involve a walker getting ripped apart by squeezing through a pair of big rigs, Morgan and Michonne had a little back-and-forth about if she ate hisprotein bar back at his former home. And while she is not at all forthcoming about her food munching, there is evidence! Check out the following video that brings back a moment from the Season 3 episode “Clear,” which was the last time we’d seen Morgan before he showed up in Season 5.

If you’ll notice, Michonne is chowing down on some of Morgan’s food, and her excuse for doing so is “The mat said ‘Welcome.’” Which was beautiful then, and has come back to haunt her in the best way. Of course, Morgan probably accused Michonne as a way of flirting, but it actually was her that did it. It not only created a nice scene for the two characters on their way to what might be a romance, but it also offered up an opportunity for fans to argue over whether something was an Easter egg or not. That’s basically all we’re good for, right?

But. Wait. One. Minute. What if Michonne was just eating something else in Morgan’s kitchen, and Rick decided to take her word for the welcome mat being gospel, and it was actually him who ate the peanut butter protein bar? All he did during that scene was look ahead while the other two characters played coy with one another. If he’s the one that ate it, then he should have come forward.

Wait. Another. Minute. What if everything we’ve been shown about “Rick vs. Morgan” as a Season 6 arc is just in reference to this peanut butter protein bar, and it has nothing to do with differing ideologies on life from the characters? Does this all come down to who ate a protein bar and when?!? Okay, so it probably won’t.

Spaghetti Tuesdays have been replaced with Peanut Butter Protein Bar Wednesdays, everyone, whether you like it or not. Find out what happens next in the ongoing story of post-apocalyptic nutritional snacks when The Walking Dead airs on Sunday nights on AMC.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.