The zombies on The Walking Dead have raised the ire of another subspecies that’s easy to rile: The denizens of the Twitterverse.
Consider this your Spoiler Alert.
The death of Denise on Sunday’s episode left many fans with a bad taste in their mouths, particularly since the lesbian character is apparently the latest victim of what Vanity Fair has dubbed a “troubling TV trend:” “Bury Your Gays” or “Dead Lesbian Syndrome,” depending on which you think sounds sexier.
TV Tropes breaks down the phenomenon here.
And here’s a taste of Twitter’s traumatized reaction to the episode: