Last night was the season 7 premiere of AMC’s hit show “The Walking Dead“. This episode has been the talk of the town ever since the season 6 finale, where it showed Negan (Jeffrey Dead Morgan) killing one of the the main crew, only from a first person perspective, which means we never found out who it was…until last night, that is.
It’s a scene that’s been both dreaded and anticipated. Those who have read the comics had their suspicions, as they’ve known who Negan kills there for a long, long time. However, anyone who’s watched the show and read the comics knows just how different the two can be. So while those suspicions were based on a very solid foundation, nothing, and nobody, is safe, which we saw last night.
So, let’s talk about the events that transpired between Negan, Lucille, and TWO unlucky souls who will be needing a helluva lot of Excedrin.
Okay, now that there is sufficient space between the top of the post and the spoiler-y section, let’s get to it.
Negan killed Abraham first and then he beat Glenn to death. There it is. There ya go. You wanted to know after several months? There’s your answer(s). Now, while the latter is the person pretty much everyone who’s read the comic suspected, the former is a different story altogether.
Let’s start by talking about Glenn, who was killed by Negan in issue #100. Just like in the TV show, Negan has several of the main crew (Rick, Glenn, Carl, Maggie, Sophia, Michonne, Heath) on their knees and is giving an impassioned speech about how things are going to be from now on. This is all because Rick and his folk killed some of the Saviors and Negan is not exactly pleased by this. He demands that the Alexandria Safe-Zone fall under his command, including everything within it. To prove his seriousness and to exert his dominance and rage, Negan then does his eenie-meenie-miney-mo trick, lands on Glenn, and hits his so hard that his eye pops out. Maggie is forced to watch as the man she loves, the father of her unborn child, is murdered in an almost excessively gruesome and horrific manner. So, it’s not terribly different from the show.
Abraham, on the other hand, didn’t die at the hands of Negan in the comics. Rather, it was Negan’s henchman Dwight who shot him in the head with a crossbow in issue #98 after being sent out with a group of Saviors to kill one of Rick’s people. This was done as a retaliation for Rick’s arrogant killing of a few Saviors that was meant as a message to Negan. In the show, this death is mirrored when Dwight accidentally kills Denise in the season 6 episode “Twice as Far” by, you guessed it, shooting her in the head with a crossbow.
Alright readers, let us know in the comments if last night’s events took you by surprise or if you saw this coming a mile away. Hell, maybe you didn’t see it coming but you aren’t surprised in the slightest. Whatever your thoughts on the matter, tell us!