From the Back From the Living Dead, Dept.: Guess who’s gonna be back for The Walking Dead‘s upcoming third season? I’ll give you a hint — he’s in the above picture. Yes, everyone’s favorite ignorant loudmouth racist redneck (and my favorite character, until his disappearance in the first season) Merle Dixon — as portrayed by the awesome Michael Rooker — will return. A round of Pabst Blue Ribbon for everyone on me, folks.