After eight seasons on the air, there’s not a whole lot left that The Walking Dead could do for the first time — which is why it was noteworthy, earlier this year, when executive producer Greg Nicotero revealed that the show would finally feature its first fully-nude zombie.
The groundbreaking moment had been surrounded by mystery for months and had fans unsettled but intrigued by the question of just what a naked walker would look like. Would it be male? Female? Full-frontal? Full-bodied? (Does the very famous, very topless Bicycle Zombie from the show’s pilot not count as fully nude because she didn’t have a butt?)
Nicotero failed to mention exactly when the nude zombie would make its big debut, so it was left to fans to keep their eyes peeled. Sunday, March 18, proved to be the big day! The female zombie (which was in a state of such extreme decay that it didn’t even really register as naked) appeared briefly in a scene with Dwight (Austin Amelio) and Simon (Steven Ogg), who unfortunately did not see fit to mark the occasion with a line like, “Wow, look at that naked zombie,” or in retrospect, “Gee, that zombie sure was nude” — so unless you were paying close attention, you might have missed it altogether.
Meanwhile, when the grand history of The Walking Dead is eventually written, First Fully-Nude Zombie will probably be forgotten in lieu of honoring more memorable folks like Well Zombie, Subaru Zombie, and Severed-Head Aquarium Zombies, Assorted.
The Walking Dead airs on AMC Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.