Warning: This post contains spoilers for the Season 7 finale of The Walking Dead.
Now we know: As Khary Payton, who portrays King Ezekiel on The Walking Dead, so helpfully explained, Ezekiel’s pet tiger Shiva knew exactly which people were the bad guys she should attack in last Sunday’s Season 7 finale because of a clever educational program:
HOW DOES THE TIGER KNOW WHICH ONES ARE BAD GUYS?!?!?!? #TheWalkingDead
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) April 3, 2017
I draw pictures of the bad guys on flash cards & quiz her before battle. Obviously. https://t.co/G3mUGbPMmc
— Khary Payton (@kharypayton) April 3, 2017
Yahoo TV happened to find a few of those cards lying around — along with the King’s notes — for Shiva. Check them out:
Good girl, Shiva! You clearly paid close heed to this card and made quick disposal of these malicious miscreants who dared to unleash their violence on the good citizenry of Alexandria. Never again shall Rick Grimes and his brethren toil so that these two Saviors may undeservedly enjoy the fruits of their sacrifice.
This, dear Shiva, is Gavin, the kingpin of a Saviors outpost outside the Sanctuary. Do not be fooled by the scent of his sometimes merciful heart. He may not trade in imposing misery and torment with the same degree of glee as some of his fellow scoundrels, but as a keeper of Negan’s rule of brutality and punishment, he should be one of the most sought-after entries on your hit list.
This is Negan, the titan of tyranny, the despot of devastation, the monarch of malignity. He and his factions wallow in the principles of thuggery, to the constant peril of the good folk who seek to rebuild our communities with hope and prosperity for all. Feast your eyes on this card, Shiva, as fiercely as you shall feast on the man it depicts.
The Walking Dead Season 8 premieres in October on AMC.
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