(CNN) — She had the most memorable entrance of any character on “The Walking Dead” so far.

Just as Andrea was about to be set upon by a herd of walkers, a shadowy figure dispatched them — with a Katana sword. It was one of the standout moments of the season two finale, and we would soon learn that this person’s name was Michonne, a quiet warrior who had seemingly mastered how to survive in the zombie apocalypse (one bright idea: bring along a couple of chained walkers with no hands or mouths to draw away the others).

Ever since that moment, Michonne, played by Danai Gurira, has been rivaled only by Daryl Dixon in terms of rabid fans. At times, she is a silent force of nature, but has opened up a good deal to the rest of the survivors lately.

The season’s midway point having ended with (spoiler alert!) a brutal attack on the prison, sending the group off in different directions, not to mention the horrifying death of Hershel. CNN spoke with Gurira about what fans can expect when the season returns on Sunday.

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