Warning: There are potential spoilers below for "The Walking Dead."
The season eight premiere of "The Walking Dead" teased a big flash-forward with Rick, Michonne, and a little girl viewers presumed to be an aged version of Rick's daughter Judith.
But after the most recent episode of the show, some fans are convinced that may not be Judith at all.
There's a brief scene in Sunday's episode, "The Damned," which has fans thinking the girl in the premiere may be the same baby girl, Gracie, Rick comes across in a crib.
The theory, which we first saw from YouTube channel "Make a Path Presents," suggests Judith won't survive the war this season and that Gracie will wind up being raised by Rick instead.
It sounds a bit far-fetched, but there's one piece of evidence from Sunday's episode which may convince you otherwise. Take a close look in Gracie's crib.
Does that rabbit look familiar? It should.
In the season eight premiere, the little girl who runs out toward Rick and Michonne is carrying a very similar rabbit. Take a look:
So is this little girl Judith or is she Gracie? That stuffed rabbit definitely appears to be a smoking gun, but there are cases to be made either way.
Why the little girl could be Gracie
The rabbit is the most obvious clue we have that we may not be looking at Judith, but there's at least one other hint you may have missed.
The little girl refers to Rick as Daddy in the season eight premiere; however, no one in the room — Rick, Michonne, or Carl — refers to her by name. That could certainly be on purpose if the writers are trying to throw people off.
There are four timelines going on in the season eight premiere. In one of them, Rick is visibly shaken and upset. Could he be crying over the loss of someone close to him? Maybe that could be Judith.
It's also important to note that Judith has long overstayed her welcome on the show. In the comics, she never makes it out of the prison after the Governor attacks. Judith is crushed as an infant by Rick's wife after she's gunned down. It's a devastating loss for Rick.
It wouldn't be completely unexpected if Judith doesn't make it through to the end of season eight. However, we're not completely convinced the little girl in the flash-forward is anyone but Judith.
Why the little girl could be Judith
When INSIDER spoke with the season premiere director and executive producer Greg Nicotero, he referred to the little girl as Judith. Though Nicotero could be throwing us off intentionally — how else do you explain the inclusion of the rabbit?
Here's what I'd like to think. Maybe both Judith and Gracie are both alive in this future timeline and the two are good friends. Maybe Rick will adopt Gracie as well after brutally killing her father.
If that is Gracie that we're seeing in the flash-forward then that means even more time has passed than we first thought. Nicotero already told INSIDER it's "probably a little more" than two years like the jump in the comics.
However, maybe the rabbit means nothing at all. "Make a Path Presents" points out that the rabbit could be a reused prop. The show has done it before with one of Andrea's old shirts after she was killed off the show.
We'll have to wait to get more clues throughout the season as to the identity of the little girl. For more on the Gracie/Judith theory, check out the video from Make a Path Presents below.