The Walking Dead introduced two new characters last night, recruiters from a protected community. Looking for new members, they approached Rick and the group to join them. Oh, and they're both gay, and in a loving relationship.
Here's everything you should know about Aaron and Eric.
We really did our best to create a backstory for these two men. It's not expressly laid out in the comics how long they've known each other. Did they know each other before the apocalypse began? We wanted to think they did. We thought it was a stronger choice that they had known each other before everything went to hell. It's a really endearing love story that way, that these two men had bonded beforehand and then stuck together and protected each other throughout this really difficult time in human history. It's not unlike any other relationship—there's fights that occur, there's little squabbles about how to approach a group. "Should we approach this group? What do you think of these people? Can we trust them?" There's going to be disagreements. It was enormously helpful to discuss that with each other before we shot any of those scenes.