14 details you may have missed on Sunday’s episode of ‘The Walking Dead’

Sure you noticed the sheriff toy looked like Rick Grimes, but did you know it was based off of an official poster for the show? AMC

Warning: There are spoilers ahead for season nine, episode six of “The Walking Dead,” “Who Are You Now?”

Sunday’s episode of “The Walking Dead” marked the beginning of a new era without Rick Grimes, and there was a lot to be excited about.

We’re six years into the future and most of the main cast is rocking new looks, Carol showed why she’s still a Queen when she channeled her season five self on a group of Saviors, and there’s a Richonne baby!

From references to the comics and a necklace around Michonne’s neck to a Shane nod that was easy to miss the first time around, keep reading to see what you may have missed on this week’s “The Walking Dead.”

Six years have passed since Rick disappeared on last week’s episode of “The Walking Dead.”

From Carl’s hat, to Rick’s gun and cowboy boots that resemble his his own, Cailey Fleming looks the part of a Grimes. Gene Page/AMC

It’s never made clear on last week’s episode of “TWD” or Sunday’s episode, but showrunner Angela Kang confirmed to INSIDER it is a six-year time jump that we see at the end of Rick’s final episode.

“She’s [Judith] about four, four-and-a-half when we start the season and then we jump to her being 10 years old, much like Carl was in the comic book and when he started on the show,” Kang told INSIDER.

You can read more on what Kang had to say about the time skip and some flashbacks we’ll eventually see on the show here.

Carol wakes up to a phrase on the wall of the Kingdom.

It’s not the first time we’ve seen one of Ezekiel’s positive messages of hope. AMC

It says, “At times we crack only to let the light in.” That’s a phrase King Ezekiel came up with that is on the wall at the Kingdom.

He wrote a bunch of phrases like that on walls at his community. When Carol first comes to The Kingdom on season seven, episode two, Morgan wheels her by a wall with the phrase, “Hope is the North star, let it guide you” on her way to meet the king.

Michonne is wearing a new necklace with a ring around it.

Is that Rick’s ring? If so, that raises some questions. AMC

You may have noticed Michonne has swapped her regular gold chain with a larger silver one that has a ring around it. The gold letter “M” is still there, too.

The obvious thought is that Michonne is wearing Rick’s ring around her neck, and it just might be his. It’s tough to believe that Rick wasn’t wearing his wedding ring – the one he always wears when he departed on the plane with Anne.

INSIDER went back through high-res photos from season nine, episode five and it looks like Rick was missing it. It looks like he may have conveniently left it behind at Alexandria before heading out.

Aaron’s prosthetic arm makes him look even more like comic-book Rick Grimes.

Did you get a good look at his arm? AMC

Aaron lost part of his left arm on the second episode of the season and it immediately made us think he’s taking on part of the role of comic-book Rick Grimes. In the comics, Rick loses his right arm when the Governor cuts it off. It’s then replaced by a less fancy prosthetic.

Read more: Fans think Aaron may be positioned as the “Walking Dead’s” new Rick Grimes

Did the older Henry look familiar to you? He should have!

If you thought that was good casting for the older Henry in the time jump, you weren’t wrong. AMC, Gene Page/AMC

The new Henry is played by Matt Lintz. He’s the older brother of Macsen Lintz, who played younger Henry, and Madison Lintz, who played Carol’s daughter Sophia until season two.

The older Henry is seen practicing fighting with a stick soon after in the episode. That’s something Morgan taught him and his older, deceased brother Benjamin. It’s almost a direct callback to when we saw Benjamin practicing last season.

King Ezekiel mentions Henry is going to work with Earl the blacksmith at the Hilltop.

Earl lost his son on the season nine premiere and is the blacksmith at The Hilltop. It looks like Henry is going to be taking over part of Carl’s role in the comics to train alongside him. Jackson Lee Davis/AMC

If you’re familiar with the comics, it’s an older Carl Grimes who moves to the Hilltop to start learning how to be a blacksmith. It looks like that role is going to the older Henry now.

Earl was first introduced on the season nine premiere when he went after Maggie.

A little girl welcomes Aaron back to Alexandria by yelling out, “Daddy!”

Little Gracie is well and alive. Gene Page/AMC

That’s little Gracie, who should be around seven to eight years old after the two combined time jumps this season.

Gracie was a baby who Rick found at one of Negan’s outposts on season eight. He gave the baby to Aaron to raise.

The group at Alexandria has brought back the council to help rule the community.

It’s déjà vu. AMC

Maggie was also using a council to help run The Hilltop earlier on season nine. The group originally used one to govern over the prison after the end of season three, seen above.

The new group consists of Father Gabriel, Michonne, Siddiq, and Saviour Laura.

Rick’s three questions to ask survivors has received a major update.

Father Gabriel is asking the questions now. Here’s Rick when he first gets the questions asked to him in a haze at the prison. AMC

Rick started asking people three questions to see whether or not he should add people to his group. He was inspired after a phone call he had on season three during a hallucination.

The questions were:

How many walkers have you killed? How many people have you killed? Why?

The new questions Magna and her crew hear are:

Who were you? Who are you now? What did you do to survive?

Why did the questions change? Perhaps they needed to evolve because it’s been so long that people won’t recall how many of the dead and living they have killed. Maybe it has something to do with a bad event that occurred in Alexandria over the past few years. It seems pretty clear that some other group must have betrayed or harmed Alexandria and that’s why Michonne is extra cautious of who they allow into the community.

Later in the episode, Siddiq briefly discusses that things changed at the community at some point in time. We’re guessing it has something to do with that “X” carved into Richonne’s back. Hopefully, we’ll learn more about that soon.

When Negan speaks to Judith, he references her dead father, Shane.

Did you catch this small moment? Gene Page/AMC

This was such a fast moment that it was easy to miss. While speak about a maths problem, Negan says, “Lemme ask you something.”

If you’re a big Shane fan, your ears should have perked up because that was a favourite go-to line for the character. The better part? Shane is Judith’s father so it was kind of perfect seeing that line said to his daughter since it’s definitely something he would have said to her if he was alive.

If you’re a big fan of the comics, you were probably excited to see the first of what should be more moments between Negan and Judith. Kang told INSIDER by having a 10-year-old version of Judith on the show they would be able to highlight some of the great comic moments shared between Carl and Negan that they haven’t shared on the show, yet.

Gabriel is seen tinkering with a radio that we may have seen before.

Did Gabriel go back to get this equipment? AMC

Gabriel tells Rosita he hopes he can find other survivors using his radios. Doctor Carson and Father Gabriel came across a large amount of radio equipment on season eight, episode 11.

We’re not positive if that’s the very same one he went back to go and get, but if it is, that’s a pretty cool nod. In the comics, Eugene uses a radio to find new survivors at another community, the Commonwealth, which has already been teased this season.

You may have missed this subtle introduction, but the Richonne baby is here!

Rick Grimes lives on! AMC

Late in the episode, it’s revealed Michonne has a son named R.J.

If you missed his name or weren’t positive who’s child this is, INSIDER can confirm that the little boy is Rick and Michonne’s child.

“Yes, it’s R.J. for Rick Jr. That’s his name,” showrunner Angela Kang confirmed to INSIDER.

You can read more on our conversation with Kang and why the show decided to add the Richonne baby to the series here.

Judith has her father Rick’s gun.

This thing looks bigger than her. Gene Page/AMC

Rick had his gun on his final episode of “The Walking Dead” when he blew up the bridge. Since we see Judith with it, it seems pretty safe to assume that the group went looking for Rick.

It’s sadder thinking that they only found his gun afterward.

If the pose of the sheriff toy Judith had looked familiar, there’s a reason.

It’s supposed to resemble Rick exactly. AMC

According to AMC’s “Talking Dead,” the pose for the toy sheriff Michonne finds was inspired by a season three poster for “The Walking Dead” featuring Andrew Lincoln seen above.