Hush all you want, Merle, but the secret is out.
In its latest promotional push for The Walking Dead Season 3, AMC has revealed that Merle Dixon - a character viewers have been wondering about since he was supposedly left for dead on season one - will return to the drama this fall.
In what condition? A certain new arm accessory depicted in the following below gives us an idea. With what an agenda? For that answer, we'll need to tune in and find out...
In recent weeks, meanwhile, AMC has also given us our first looks at:
Look for these new characters to join your old favorites when The Walking Dead returns in October.