We are just hours away from the 90 minute finale of The Walking Dead, and tensions are high. It has been a great season so far and the looming threat of Negan (played by the highly underrated Jeffery Dean Morgan) is upon us. Tonight we finally get to meet him and everyone thinks (knows) that he is probably going to kill someone. Everyone has three predictions, and I have heard a number of them. But ask any TWD fan and they have the same question: Who do you think is going to die? Here are the nominees I have heard.
The woman who went from battered wife to Terminus Terminator. She is a fan favorite for being a total badass and being able to handle anything that’s come her way. But lately she has been different. She seems to have gained a conscience and has become very cognizant of the lives she has taken. In the last episode, we saw her abandoning Alexandria, with Rick and Morgan going to look for her. They didn’t find her, so could she be in the hands of Negan’s group? A group that she reduced by burning some members alive. Could this be the end for Carol?
He too has been different lately. He broke up with Rosita, and has been expressing his interest in Sasha. He also abandoned ship for an episode or two but has since returned. None the less he has been showing signs of a more permanent exit. If he goes, I will definitely miss his constant sayings (my personal favorite came when he broke up with the aforementioned Rosita: “I don’t know, why are dingle berries brown? That’s just the way shit is”).
Another fan favorite and like Carol, one of the few remaining cast members from season 1. Apparently, Glenn falls victim to Negan’s baseball bat in the comics that the show is based off of. However, as I have said before, Glenn has “almost died” like 100 times. I don’t think he will die, but others believe he might because of his fate in the books.
I have only heard one person predict Michonne, but that person brought up a good point. She referred to it as “the curse of Rick’s lovers”, meaning that everyone who Rick has fallen for in this show has bitten the dust. We all can probably agree that Michonne can definitely hold her own, far better than Jessie and Lori (in Lori’s defense, she died in child birth), but that doesn’t change the fact that sleeping with Rick seems to be the kiss of death. Could Richonne end before it barely began?
“If Daryl dies, we riot” is a common phrase amongst TWD fans as Daryl might be a unanimous fan favorite. However he is my prediction for being Negan’s first kill of our group of survivors. I have felt for a while that he hasn’t been very present this season. Sure he has been on the screen plenty, but he hasn’t been his usual bad-ass-self. I feel like this is the writer’s ways of easing him out. Also the actor portraying him is about to have his own show about motorcycles. Many of us tend to forget the character of Daryl was created specifically for the show, and is not in the comics. I will be sad to see him go, but I also feel like that’s what makes this show so great. The fact that no one is safe.
Having said all that, I feel like we could see multiple people dying. What better way to show that Negan is a complete psycho than having him take out multiple member of our group?
What are your predictions for the season finale? Let me know below!