Walking Dead just revealed the backstory behind Michonne and Daryl's scars

Filiz Mehmedova
Photo credit: Gene Page/AMC

From Digital Spy

Note: This article contains spoilers for the latest episode of The Walking Dead, 'Scars'.

The Walking Dead has finally revealed the mysterious story behind Michonne and Daryl Dixon's scars on their lower bodies.

Since noticing the 'X' scar on Michonne (Danai Gurira) and Daryl (Norman Reedus), fans have been patiently waiting to find out why they have the same branding on the same spot (some even came up with their own theories) – but the latest episode has finally explained all.

Photo credit: Gene Page/AMC

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'Scars' shows a flashback where Michonne is pregnant with Rick Grimes' (Andrew Lincoln) unborn son and meeting with an old friend Jocelyn, who leads a small group of children. Since they knew each other from before, Michonne decides to accept them in.

However, Jocelyn and her pack escape Alexandria during the night, stealing supplies and children – including Judith Grimes.

After finding out that Judith and the rest of the children had been kidnapped, Michonne and Daryl go out looking for them, but it's not long before they're taken captive and tortured... leading to them receiving the 'X' scars.

The pair managed to escape, and Michonne was forced to kill her former friend in one of the darkest chapters of the AMC drama in quite a while.

Photo credit: AMC

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In other Walking Dead news, actress Lauren Cohan recently opened up about her character Maggie, who left Hilltop to join up with Georgie's group earlier this season.

Asked if she's missed Maggie since leaving the show, the actress said: "I do – but I'm not done. We're hoping we go back. Just trying to live in the unknowing."

The Walking Dead airs on AMC in the US and on FOX in the UK. You can also catch up on the show via NOW TV.

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