The Walking Dead: 16 Easter Eggs You Probably Missed In Season 5
14. A Sneaky Umbrella Corp Reference?
The Walking Dead certainly knows its place in the wider zombie entertainment canon, and fans have speculated that there may be some cross-over with Resident Evil's mythology - at least in terms of who started the outbreak. In earlier seasons, there was the fact that both The Governor and Mary at Terminus had suspiciously similar umbrellas (ok, maybe that's stretching it a little), but in Conquer, there was a more overt reference, as the unmistakable symbol for the Umbrella Corp appeared on a wall behind Michonne. Maybe that's too self-serving a reading? Either way, the octagon is still a pertinent symbol, as they tend to symbolise 'rebirth' or 'transition,' which is particularly appropriate for the change in dynamic in Alexandria (and the looming threat).