That scene in latest Walking Dead shattered the record for zombie kills

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Apr 28, 2017, 2:40 PM EDT (Updated)

The ratings were up quite a bit for the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead and, for the most part, the show seems to be getting back on track. Case in point: that steel cable scene.

To recap: The latest episode featured a scene where Rick and Michonne drive two cars connected by a steel cable and use it to basically weed-eat hundreds of walkers by slicing them into a bloody, gooey mess of undead parts. It was a shocking scene, and certainly one of the most ambitious zombie kills the show has ever attempted.

But just how ambitious?

UPROXX reports that more than 300 zombies were killed in that sweet move according to the network's Story Sync data, shattering the previous record of 50 zombie kills at once (when Glenn drove a vehicle through a whole bunch of zombies back in Season 5). Even crazier? That scene wasn't even in the original script. Producer and effects guru Greg Nicotero came up with the idea on the fly and replaced an action sequence that was originally supposed to just see Rosita tossing a stick of dynamite into the herd to clear a path. Yeah, he definitely made the right call.

The Walking Dead airs new episodes Sunday nights on AMC. Check out the steel cable scene below.