(Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen the Season 6 finale of “The Walking Dead”)
A “Walking Dead” sneak peek that dropped at New York Comic-Con on Saturday provides a major clue as to who will meet Negan’s trusty barbed wire baseball bat, Lucille, in the Season 7 opener.
In the clip, we see Rick in the immediate aftermath of Negan killing a member of the group. Rick is sporting a noticeable blood spatter on the right side of his face that was not there when last we saw him.
Chances are that means the person who died was on Rick’s right side in the lineup, so Rosita, Michonne, Abraham, Maggie, Daryl or Glenn are the most likely victim. That’s good news for Sasha, Carl, Eugene and Aaron, who were all on Rick’s left.
When Negan lined up the group, Maggie was immediately to Rick’s right, followed by Abraham, then Michonne. Daryl, Rosita and Glenn were the farthest away.
Fans have been angrily waiting on the edge of their seats after the Season 6 finale did not divulge who Negan killed. There were calls for series showrunner Scott Gimple to be fired over the ending, along with petitions demanding the victim be revealed.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays the new villain on the upcoming season of the AMC series, says that he was kept in the dark about the Season 6 finale just like everyone else.
“I certainly didn’t know. I’ve seen interviews where Norman has said, ‘I know,’ but I honestly don’t know that anybody really knew what was going to happen until the first script came out,” Morgan said back in August. “Maybe during the summer people found out some stuff. I didn’t find out whom we were going to kill until I saw the first script coming back this year.”
“The Walking Dead” Season 7 premieres on Oct. 23 on AMC.