In just under two weeks, we’re definitely, finally going to find out who died in the season six finale of The Walking Dead. During New York Comic Con, AMC released a clip from the season premiere that revealed at least one fan-favorite character didn’t get a barbwire bat to the head…but that doesn’t mean that they’re coming home intact. In fact, that very tense moment between the survivor and Negan may have confirmed one of our theories about season 7! Today’s Nerdist News is going all CSI, and examining the clues!
There are potentially big spoilers ahead, and there are definitely spoilers for the original Walking Dead comic book. You’ve been warned!
In the comic, Robert Kirkman chose Glenn as Negan’s first victim. But would that really surprise anyone who was watching the TV show? Last season already played with our heartstrings by making us think that Glenn was dead for a few episodes. We still think a swerve is possible, and Glenn could survive on the show. But if Glenn does die at Negan’s hands, then we think he won’t be the only one!
Listen closely to Negan’s dialogue with Rick in the scene that debuted over the weekend: It’s almost verbatim from the comic, and seems to strongly suggest that Negan’s already killed more than one person. We’ve got a few ideas about who that second victim may be, and there’s potentially more bad news for Rick in it, as the clip may be teasing that he’ll be buttoning up his shirts one-handed from now on! Comic book Rick has had this problem for years, and now Andrew Lincoln’s incarnation of the character may be going in that direction as well.
What do you think about the potentially different path for Negan’s first face-to-face with Rick’s group? And who should the second victim be? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!