Warning: Major SPOILERS for The Walking Dead Season 7 finale ahead!
The Walking Dead season finale definitely took its sweet time getting to the point but when it finally did, it did so with a hail of gunfire and tiger attacks. Yes, Shiva’s action debut was certainly the most crowd-pleasing moment in the episode but as cool as it was to see a huge tiger maul a bunch of Negan’s goons, it did raise a big question. Namely, how the heck did Shiva know which guys were bad and whose throats NOT to rip out? Well, King Ezekiel himself has an explanation for his tiger’s behavior.
Khary Payton, who plays Ezekiel on the show, took to Twitter to respond to this very question and had a hilarious response lined up:
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
Even though we know Payton is joking around, we sincerely hope this is true. The thought of Ezekiel sitting down with Shiva and having her attack flash cards featuring the likenesses of Negan and other members of the Saviors is just too perfect. Hopefully AMC is paying attention, as this would make for a great bonus scene on the Season 7 home video release!