In addition to “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead,” AMC also expanded upon the apocalyptic universe this year with “The Walking Dead: Red Machete,“ a series of shorts dedicated to showing the origin story of Rick Grimes’ red-handled machete.
Via AMC, “The digital series follows the path of a red-handled machete from its innocent beginnings on a hardware store shelf at the start of the apocalypse, as it lands in the hands of survivors good and evil, familiar and new.”
The third chapter of the series came to a close during the mid-season finale of “The Walking Dead” last night, wherein the titular machete was claimed by a character whose face should’ve been familiar to all fans of the main series.
Pulling the weapon from the body of a zombie he punched out, Season 4 character Joe (actor Jeff Kober) made his return to the universe in “Red Machete” last night!
Joe was the leader of The Claimers, not seen since the Season 4 finale.
Check out the third chapter below, and the entire series (so far) below that.