Walking Dead season 7
Rick Grimes looks shattered after witnessing the murder of his team members at Negan's hand AMC

The Walking Dead is once again being hailed as the best show on television after the bloodbath that was season seven's premiere reminded viewers that zombie apocalypse's are no fun. On Sunday night (23 October) millions fans watched villian Negan bludgeon Glenn and Abraham to death with his baseball bat Lucille.

Although the emotional episode was difficult to watch, there was no denying the spectacular execution. In just 60-minutes viewers were taken on an emotional rollercoaster thanks to action sequences that gave Game Of Thrones a run for its money and blood-boiling tension. It was compelling, heartbreaking and shocking all at the same time.

It would have been TV gold had it not been for one glaring mistake − scene continuity. It was a blink-and-you-will-miss-it moment that failed to get past devoted aficionados: During the fight scene Negan throws the axe out of his RV and demands that Rick gets it from the pit of walkers. While escaping the zombies Rick leaves the axe on the floor but somehow it reappears with him on the roof of the RV.

The long-running horror drama has previously gotten quite a bit of flack for poorly-edited scenes, which for some viewers speaks to the overall quality of the hugely popular show despite it's $3m (£2m)per episode budget. When Morgan shot one of the saviours four to five times in self defence back in season six there were no bullet holes to his body or head despite the fact that he went through the motions of being shot.

Die-hard fans have since taken to social media to voice their distain and called out producers for letting down the TV adaptation of the graphic novel once again.

IBTimes UK has reached out to Fox television and is awaiting comment.

The Walking Dead airs on Sunday nights on AMC.