The season six finale of “The Walking Dead,” left fans feeling very emotional. I, for one, was not sure if I should cry or throw my television across the room. Since season one, we have been following Rick through what seems to be the end of the world. Along the way, many characters have died. Rick, Glenn, Carol, Morgan, Daryl, and Carl are the only characters that still remain from season one of the show. There is always a sigh of relief when someone is not killed by the end of an episode, unless it is someone we hate. I still remember applauding when “The Governor” died. When season six started, Rick and the rest of the group seemed to be doing well, but by the end of the season it was clear that things are not what they seemed.
In the final moments of the season six finale, Rick and a large portion of the group including: Michonne, Daryl, Glenn, Maggie, Carl, Abraham, Sasha, Eugene, Rosita, and Aaron were all doomed. This, thanks to the introduction of Negan, a long awaited character by fans of The Walking Dead comic books. Negan is the villain that everyone loves to hate. I like to compare him to Scar from “The Lion King.” He killed Mufasa, but you still love Scar because of his charisma. Negan is someone who lives by the code, “an eye for an eye.” We learn in the season six finale that someone will be that eye, the moment that Negan steps out the trailer with Lucille. Lucille is Negan’s favorite toy, a baseball bat wrapped with barb wire. He uses it to punish his victims and to obviously make a statement to others.
In The Walking Dead comics, Negan played the game “eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” to chose which person in our group would be his next victim. This moment was played out in the television series, only in the comic Glenn was the unlucky victim. The season six finale was left on a cliffhanger, where viewers were only left to guess who Negan’s victim was. So, who will meet a tragic end at the hands of Negan? Here is what we know. In the comics, Glenn was the one who was brutally beaten, with Lucille as the weapon of choice. We also know that Daryl was never a character in the comics and that Abraham should have died a few episodes back. The moment Negan kills Glenn was huge turning point in the comics. If Glenn is not killed, it could possibly change too much of “The Walking Dead” story line. Also, Glenn’s death by “Lucille” has been hinted at many times throughout the television series.
Although I would hate to see him go, my money is on Glenn being killed off in season seven. We will find out in exactly one month, when “The Walking Dead” premieres on Sunday, October 23. View the season 7 Comic-Con 2016 trailer here.