We’re taking a quick trip back to Pee-Pee Pants City for a special summer update about The Walking Dead on today’s Nerdist News! It’ll still be a long time coming before we get a peek at the season premiere, but if you watched the… controversial finale, you know brand new big bad Negan kept the gang at a barbed-wire bat‘s length for a terrifying game of eenie, meenie, miney, mo, but the question remains: who the heck did Negan actually kill? We’ve sifted through all the evidence, and our theory may surprise you. Everyone’s been so busy asking which of the eleven potential victims Negan killed, but according to our theory, that’s the wrong question! People should be asking which two potential victims he killed? THAT’S RIGHT!
Our first candidate is controversial because it’s so obvious, but c’mon- we definitely think Glenn is walker food. His head is the one that goes AWOL in the comics, but even in the show, there’s evidence. The recurring first person shot throughout the episode starting with the van turned out to actually appear to be Glenn’s point of view instead of the previously believed Daryl! That, plus the fact that in episode twelve of this season, he snuck a peek at some polaroids of Negan’s previous victims on the wall. Was this as simple as a regular ol’ easter egg or a foreshadowing of his tragic future?
Outside the show as well, Steven Yeun, the actor who plays Glenn, was quietly cast in new Netflix film “Okja,” which is currently shooting in Seoul, South Korea, which is most famously not Atlanta, Georgia. It would however, be crazy, though, to leave us with a cliffhanger that was the exact same one as in the comics… unless! Unless there’s going to be a second victim! And who would be both meaningful and surprising enough to account for the major cliffhanger showrunner Robert Kirkman left us with? Our money’s on Honest Abe. That’s right Abraham Ford!
And here’s why! First of all, Negan’s known for making big impressions, and he doesn’t particularly love people that stand up to him. Abraham doesn’t flinch when Negan approaches for eenie-meenie-miney-please-no, plus, it would send a major message to the heroes. Also, comics-wise, Abe already bit the dust! Sweet, sweet Denise got the former Army sergeant’s death in the comics, so Abraham might just be ready to meet his comic alter-ego in the afterlife. There really isn’t a better time to kill him off!
On the actor side, Michael Cudlitz responded to a tweet from Josh McDermitt with “I had a blast working with you…” As in past tense. But a short ten minutes later amended the tweet to a simple “Enjoy!!” In other suspicious news, two months into filming season seven, Cudlitz was spotted at Wizard World in Sacramento with his notable Abraham red hair back to it’s original color. All these things together have us practically shouting “Death by Lucille!”
This double-down would mean a major curveball and a definite justification for that controversial cliffhanger. But what do you guys think about our theory? Do you think two fan favorites getting slaughtered before our eyes would be enough to forgive that insane cliffhanger? Do you think we’ve totally lost it and there are a ton of other characters are more likely to bite the bullet? Let’s discuss!