So, you just finished watching the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead, and you are thinking, “Damn. How could they end it like this?”. Me too. Now we have 6 long months to
agonize discuss who they could have killed off. There will be a mild spoiler in this post, so if that bugs you, stop reading HERE.
The last two episodes really annoyed me how so many core members just bolted to either look for someone or go with Rick to take Maggie to Hilltop. Carl had some sense. He locked the person he really cared about in a closet. Now, I can forgive people for wanting to help Maggie. Very understandable–and probably safer than roaming out to seek revenge or find Carol.
So, like, you really should stop reading if you don’t want to be spoiled. This is your LAST warning!
In the comic, Glenn dies when they meet Negan. He even says the line, “You really take it like a champ”. See, the comic and the show differ on so many things. So this is why I consider this to be a mild spoiler. Plus with Maggie and the baby, there is that whole dynamic going on. We already had a Glenn scare earlier in season 6, so I’m not sure they would tease his death again.
My #1 pick is Abraham. Not that I want him to die at all. Far from it. A couple of weeks ago, when he left Rosita cold–maybe. I really feel like his story was pretty fleshed out in season 6. Complete with telling Sasha he was “Okay” with bringing a baby into the world. I actually thought he was going to be killed in the season 6 2nd half premiere when they met the bike gang.
#2 is Glenn. It makes sense. It would follow the comic. He already dodged one major bullet. He’s such a fan favorite though. One of the original 6. On the flipside, he’s one of the original 6. They made it sound like season 7 will be focused on this loss. It has to be huge, or it is another bunch of hot air.
#3 Rosita. She is the odd “man” out. Now that Abe left her for Sasha. Denise brought up that she is probably alone for the first time. She has Spencer, she has the Alexandrites. It doesn’t seem like she has skeletons in her closet or any morality things to work on. Her death wouldn’t hold the same water as others though.
#4 Sasha. She’s been with us for a while now. She almost feels like a core member. Her story has pretty much been told. It would be more heartbreaking now since she and Abe got together. This would have a little more weight that Rosita or a lesser character dying though.
#5 Daryl. Daryl is a wild card. He isn’t in the comic, so ultimately, we have no clue where his story goes. Probably the top 1-2 characters on the show that people would go apeshit over, if and when he leaves it. I would be devastated. I don’t think his story is finished. The way he was on Talking Dead though. It seemed like he was holding back. I don’t buy into the theory that he is leaving because he is doing a motorcycle show. Unless he is getting paid something like $10 million per episode and will retire from acting after. The Walking Dead cast is known to be a close knit family. You just don’t leave it because you got a part time job.
#6 Michonne. In the comic it’s Andrea who ends up hooking up with Rick. Yeah that Andrea. I’m so glad they went the route they did. Michonne is definitely one of the core members now. She did answer Deanna’s question: What do you want?. Other than Glenn, this would probably have the most impact on the remaining characters, especially Rick and Carl.
So that’s my dirty half dozen. What do you think? Will the show follow the comic, or will they kill off a different character? Feel free to weigh in with your theory in the comments below!
*edit- if you need more material to go by, here is the latest trailer for season 7. It appears to be the first 3 minutes of the show to be exact. It may contain spoilers, so be warned!