The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live surprise viewers with that scene in episode 1

The Ones Who Live is the sixth spinoff of The Walking Dead which focuses on Rick and Michonne and the CRM.

BTS, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
BTS, Danai Gurira as Michonne, Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /
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AMC premiered the sixth spinoff of The Walking Dead, The Ones Who Live, to rave reviews. Andrew Lincoln returned as Rick Grimes in the first episode, "Years," which filled in his story over the past seven years. This episode featured many shocks, some more impressive than others.

The article contains spoilers forThe Walking Dead: The Ones Who LiveEpisode 1, "Years."

The Ones Who Live episode 1 didn't hold anything back. The first shock came in the form of Rick's comic story coming to life on screen. He chopped off his hand to escape from Civic Republic Military, though many have questioned why he didn't just cut the tether and save his hand, but it was such a cool scene and he got that kick ass prosthtic hand.

While that was quite the shock, the best surprise came at the end of the episode.

The Ones Who Live - Rick and Michonne

Throughout the first episode, Rick experiences beautiful dreams of meeting Michonne in a world devoid of the undead. Viewers saw the tender moments between the couple as they playfully flirted with one another, and Rick made an adorable marriage proposal, which she accepts, before he awakens.

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Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Danai Gurira as Michonne - The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: AMC /

In reality, the undead do inhabit the earth, and Rick and Michonne are still parted. But after a helicopter attack, which Rick survives, he is attacked by someone on the ground, and a collective gasp is heard throughout the fandom as everyone knows it is Michonne (Danai Gurira).
He removes his mask, and she steps back, taking off her own, and the episode ends.

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Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live _ Season 1, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: AMC /

Fans were extremely happy that the writers didn't waste time reuniting the couple even though the scene was brief, it happened!

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Gurira explained why the storyline brought them back together so soon.

"“I think it made sense. Because we had to get into the meat of the story, which is: What happens when these two people who obviously have been changed by all this time apart come back together? What does that look like with this massive barrier and obstacle of the CRM being between them? How do they get through that? What is it going to be? We can't do that until we connect them.”"

Danai Gurira

Episode two of The Ones Who Live, titled "Gone," airs on Sunday, March 3, on AMC and AMC+. This episode appears to be Michonne-centric and will likely follow her story to the same scene where she encounters Rick.

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