This post contains straightforward contention of a deteriorate 6 culmination of The Walking Dead. If we haven’t watched all 90 mins of a part (ominously) patrician “Last Day on Earth,” now is your possibility to leave.
Despite a fact that uncover curtain Scott Gimple betrothed some “hard left turns” from a comic books this year, roughly anyone profitable courtesy to Walking Dead gibberish approaching that a vital and dear impression would die in a Season 6 finale. Maybe it wouldn’t be a same impression who dies in a comic books, yet in sequence to compensate off their guarantee that Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is a misfortune knave The Walking Dead has ever seen, a writers had to give his attainment some major, fatal consequences. It’s been a season-long guessing game. Would a dear impression who Negan kills in a comic books be a one to die in a finale? Or would The Walking Dead writers container someone else into that place? Turns out, they did neither.
Overly-invested fans of The Walking Dead have suspected for a small while now that a deteriorate culmination would finish on a cliffhanger. Series star Lauren Cohan said as most a few weeks ago. And a month ago Andrew Lincoln forsaken a large spirit on a Empire podcast observant that a culmination finished him “angry and afterwards we arrange of felt sick. we felt nauseous. we felt undone and all these kind of things and we consider it’s accurately what we wish a assembly will feel as well. We’ve never finished what we do in this deteriorate culmination . . . we consider it’s really clear.” He’s right about everything—especially that they’ve “never done” this before—except when it comes to clarity.
Following adult on a tinge they set with Glenn’s mid-season fake-out death, The Walking Dead writers have assembled another nonplus for their viewers to unravel. (Hey! A vital impression genocide poser in a deteriorate culmination positively kept Game of Thrones a prohibited subject of review in a off-season. Can we censure The Walking Dead for wanting to get in on that Jon Snow action?) Andrew Lincoln says that a culmination cliffhanger “woke me adult in a center of a night and we couldn’t go behind to nap we was so indignant and frustrated.” If you, like Lincoln, are tossing and branch interjection to The Walking Dead, here are plain some theories as to who met Lucille in deteriorate finale. Some light comic book spoilers to follow.
Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun)
Wouldn’t it be standard of a AMC array to go by all this misdirection only to kill off exactly who comic book readers approaching all along? That’s right, it’s Glenn who Negan kills in a comics and it competence only be Glenn who Negan killed tonight. As mentioned above, a array is no foreigner to teasing audiences with a awaiting of murdering off Glenn. But even yet The Walking Dead didn’t show who dies, if we compensate intensely tighten courtesy to a audio in a final moments of Negan’s fatal confront with Rick’s crew, we might hear a spirit that this finally is a finish for Steven Yeun. It’s would be easy for audiences to skip a audio idea a initial time among all a screaming, yet we can replay a full audio here.
Someone on Tumblr has solemnly slowed a audio down and attempted to brand some lines among a screams. Though it’s not for certain, one sold line seems to be Glenn’s dying words from a comics: “Mag- Maggie?” Add to that what seems to be Lauren Cohan screaming a loudest and we have one comfortless finish for a trusting parents.
This is where Glenn exits a comics so it would make clarity for Yeun to take his leave from a show. In a books, Glenn’s genocide pays off large time in a ascent of Maggie as a singular mom and a badass personality in her possess right. And given how tough Glenn had to quarrel over and over again to re-unite with both Maggie and his unborn child, it would be ideally on-brand for The Walking Dead to lift a carpet out right when his happy culmination (as exemplified by that showering stage final week) finally arrived. — Benjamin Park
Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus)
Thanks to a sassy new haircut she debuted behind in December, copiousness of Walking Dead fans were disturbed that it competence be Lauren Cohan whose neck was on a metaphorical chopping retard in a finale. They breathed a whine of service when Enid snipped Maggie’s hair in a context of a uncover final week, yet in a comics, Maggie cut her hair off in sequence to weep Glenn. So does this beforehand haircut meant it’s not Glenn who dies after all? And if not, whose genocide would means an homogeneous volume of agonise among fans? The answer, clearly, is Daryl Dixon. He’s got one feet in a grave anyway.
Since he’s not a impression in a comics, Daryl has been developed for a murdering given a start. He could go during any time and not really change a instrumentation one approach or another. With Norman Reedus headlining a new AMC existence series— Ride with Norman Reedus—there has been copiousness of conjecture that this could be it for Daryl. Like Glenn before him, Daryl had a feign out genocide this deteriorate when Dwight shot him in shoulder and spattered a camera with Dixon blood. Commitment to another uncover and an atmosphere of unpredictability around his survival? Daryl is a ideal candidate.
Reedus himself said of examination a finale, “I couldn’t pronounce after we watched it. And, of course, we knew what was happening, and what was going to happen, and who was involved, yet we got to tell you, we couldn’t pronounce for like an hour. And afterwards we only was bombarded with phone calls on my expostulate home. But that was a rough, rough, severe cut.” Add to all this a fact that Reedus is one of a guest on The Walking Dead after-show Talking Dead (a mark customarily indifferent for interruption expel members) and we only competence have to face adult to a fact that Daryl has lived a lot longer than he should have. — Joanna Robinson
Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz)
Abraham benefitted from a outrageous boost in shade time this deteriorate as audiences saw him tumble in adore with Sasha, out of adore with Rosita, and correct his fractured loyalty with Eugene. The Walking Dead even spent an part on Abraham’s adore event with a Confederate army jacket. At initial we suspicion it was good of The Walking Dead to give Michael Cudlitz event to uncover off his thespian chops. But afterwards we remembered that a uncover as heartless as The Walking Dead is never nice.
It’s most some-more expected The Walking Dead writers wanted audiences to feel trustworthy to Abraham so they’d skip him that most some-more when he dies during a hands of Negan. It wouldn’t be a initial time The Walking Dead pulled this account trick. Beth (Emily Kinney) was a ancillary impression for 3 seasons until she was promoted to vital actor and Daryl’s quasi-love seductiveness in Season 5. She took a bullet to a conduct only a few episodes later. A identical predestine befell Tyreese (Chad Coleman) after he stepped adult to turn Carol’s roving buddy. Soon adequate he was zombie chow.
And like a other possibilities on this list—Daryl and Glenn—Abraham doesn’t have any some-more comic book story left. He was ostensible to die from an arrow by a eye a few episodes ago. The writers put Denise in his place. Why? Why would they need to keep Abraham alive? Maybe Denise had to take a arrow so Abraham could take a bat.
Abraham positively isn’t as dear as a characters listed above, yet there’s one some-more square of justification that Cudlitz competence be on his approach out. Last year, Cudlitz tweeted to Josh McDermitt (Eugene) that he “had a blast operative with him.” Yes, past tense. The actor afterwards altered a content to mislay a argumentative language. Some called it nothing, yet we call it a slip. —Elise Taylor