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THE WALKING DEAD: Everything You Need to Know in 3 Minutes
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On Sunday, The Walking Dead made history with its 100th episode, marking a major milestone for the long-running zombie-slaying, roof pudding-eating, baseball bat-wielding TV series. With its non-linear storytelling and seeming flash-forwards to a much older version of Rick Grimes, the season 8 premiere left many fans scratching their heads. Did they fall into a coma and accidentally wake up years later? Did they miss a season? What exactly are “sh*ttin’ pants” anyway? Well, we’ve got you covered with a brief recap of everything important that happened in last season so you’ll be up to speed for what’s coming down the pike in the weeks ahead.

[brightcove video_id=”5626066729001″ brightcove_account_id=”3653334524001″ brightcove_player_id=“rJs2ZD8x”]Considering that The Walking Dead is in the throes of “All Out War” and that the epic post-apocalyptic Lucille-measuring contest between Negan and Rick is set to come to a conclusion this season, there are plenty of major surprises to come. (Time skip, anyone?) In the meantime, let’s take a walk down Easy Street, and make a sharp left on to Memory Lane to take a look back at what went down in season 7 so you can be an expert — just like Eugene! But, you know, without a mullet.

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Dan Casey is the senior editor of Nerdist and the author of books about Star Wars and the Avengers. Follow him on Twitter (@DanCasey).