Last night we finally got to find out who got killed at the end of season 6. I have to say I was not all surprised. I was a little annoyed they made us wait even longer, but in the end, it paid off. Before we go any further,
Some people will be sad, some will be mad, and some of you crazy MFers, are happy! I took it all in stride, I mean, they told us what to expect. They even hinted it might be more than one person–they didn’t lie to us (this time!).
They did dangle us in (mother effing) suspense while Negan took Rick for a ride in the Motor home of death. I have to say I am digging Negan more than I thought I would. I think that is all set up by them teasing the death(s) for six months.
I called it! (kind of): Okay, I get to bring up the fact that I wrote about who Negan was going to kill way back on April 4th. Pretty much right after watching the finale. I went through it kind of step by step, taking what I knew from the comics, who would be the biggest impact. I’m proud of myself that I didn’t waiver after seeing the 3 minute trailer “Right hand man” that came out a week or so ago. I was not 100% on two people getting clubbed, but I thought it was more likely than not.
Daryl in peril: Of course it wouldn’t be The Walking Dead if they didn’t close one chapter and open up a bunch more. After Negan brought Rick back, and was convinced Rick would work for him, he had Daryl loaded into a van. He mentioned he liked him and he wasn’t a “pussy” like the rest of them. Negan later threatens that if Rick doesn’t produce, he will either bring pieces of Daryl to him–or better yet bring Daryl to Rick and have him cut up his buddy.
You don’t know who you are messing with: Maggie’s first words after they are “let go” are for the group to go back to Alexandria and get ready for a fight. I’m really shocked she didn’t have the baby with all the stress she endured.
RIP Abraham Ford: His death was kind of senseless. I kind of get why Negan would have targeted him, he was by far the strongest looking member of the group. He stood erect and defiant where others were slouched and submissive. I feel like the only reason they killed him was to set up some shock on Glenn’s death, which was kind of predicted by the comic. Maybe they thought it wouldn’t be as big of a deal if they simply followed it. I dunno. I was miss Michael Cudlitz wit, charm, and character on the show. I’m glad we had him for as long as we did.
RIP Glenn Rhee: It was foreshadowed (maybe tested) last season. It mirrored the comic. It had to happen if they wanted to propel Maggie’s character as they did in the comic. That being said, it’s going to suck not having the post-apocalypse ubiquitous pizza delivery boy any more. The stunt they pulled last season with the dumpster definitely softened the blow. It made us explore our feelings how it would be like without Glenn on the show. Then there was the letter by Scott Gimple–I thought that was bush league personally. The show is great. At this point, you already got us hooked. No need for cheap parlor tricks. I will miss Steven Yeun a lot, and hope he gets another epic gig soon.
Who’s Negan? We finally met Negan in the last segment of the season 6 finale. I did not know Jeffrey Dean Morgan from his previous work, nor did I read the comic–so I wasn’t hyped when he came to the show. I can honestly say after one full episode, I am a fan. I do not love, nor do I hate Negan as this point. I will say he is damn charismatic. I am interested in seeing how his character grows. I am also intrigued by how he came to power. His group is so huge, why has no one challenged him yet? He’s gotta have a lot of enemy’s by now.
Questions: My biggest question is what’s going to happen with Daryl? Is Negan going to try and “turn him” or gain his confidence? Or will he simply be a prisoner to hold over Rick and his group? Will he get to “close Dwight’s eyes” or will that be a task for someone else?
Hilltop- friend or foe? Did Jesus know Negan’s group was that large when he made the deal with Rick or was he setting them up? Perhaps he wanted to thin out Rick’s group so they could take over Alexandria. Will they join with Rick and Alexandria and go to war with Negan and the Saviors?
More deaths on the way? When Beth died at the end of the first half of season 5, Tyreese followed the very next episode. It wasn’t the same but it pretty much sucked. Especially because they built the entire episode around his death. If they kill off Daryl, I don’t think it will be right away. I think it could be around mid-season. Either the finale or the beginning of the 2nd half.
How did Maggie keep the baby? I mean. With all that stress/anguish, and violence. First seeing Abraham smashed to bits, then seeing Glenn–the father of her child beaten into a bloody pulp. She wasn’t doing so well before the bloodbath started, so how in the world did she make it through? Will the baby make it?
Zombie kill of the week: Kind of mundane this week. I did get a chuckle out of Negan plowing walkers over in the motor home though. If I had to single someone out, I guess it would be him.