Great news: this week’s new episode of The Walking Dead is VERY Rick and Daryl-heavy. Following half a season where the majority of the main characters were split up it’s safe to say the gang will finally re-unite. We can’t reveal much but Entertainment Weekly sat down with Andrew Lincoln to discuss the upcoming episode AND his bromance with Norman Reedus.

“We like to call it Butch and Sundance,” Andrew Lincoln said of the episode. “I missed working with Norman…and it was the same with Melissa McBride. I had very little to do with Melissa. And Steven. It is the nature of having an ensemble cast of going on 25 people now — people splinter off and have to go in different directions.”


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Lincoln went on, “I love the relationship with Rick and Daryl. It’s a huge ingredient as to why these survivors are still there — that relationship. Also, it’s been on screen for a long, long time — six years now. And it is effortless working with the man. I love him. He’s one of my best friends on the planet, along with lots of other cast members that I work with in this show. Particularly with Norman, though.”

“In any other situation, I would be arresting this motherf—er,” said Lincoln, laughing. “And these guys are stuck together. And that was the fun of this episode — you see a completely different side of both of these guys. It was different and strange and it will be a little bit unsettling for the audience, but it is much lighter episode — remarkably considering the episode before it is hardcore.”


Read the WHOLE interview over at Entertainment Weekly!