By Nicholas Insinga
The season six final episode of “The Walking Dead” left viewers with the biggest cliffhanger in series history as the notorious villain, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), finally arrives. The arrival of this character brought an exciting change of pace to the series.
While Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his crew were valiantly trying to bring a pregnant Maggie (Lauren Cohan) to a doctor, Negan and the saviors blocked all roads and cornered the heroes until they were forced to surrender to the vicious Negan.
While on their knees, Negan showed his power as he declared to them they work for him now and he will not kill all of Rick’s crew. He will only have one person killed. Negan’s barbed wired baseball bat, which he calls Lucille, was put in the face of the hostages. He began a game of eeny, meeny, miny, moe to decide which member to beat viciously with his weapon. The camera angle swung to the point of view of the person Negan chose to kill and who he began to brutally beat; but who was it?
That is the question that will haunt fans of the ‘Walking Dead’ for the next six months until the show begins its seventh season October.
This episode compares to the famous tagline of television sitcom ‘Dallas’, “Who shot J.R.?” As season three ended, someone shot villain J.R. Ewing and for eight months fans asked who did it. As season four premiered, 27 million people tuned in to find out.
The premiere of season seven of the ‘Walking Dead’ will surely aim to break its own record of 15.8 million viewers when fans tune in to find out which character suffered the wrath from Negan and Lucille.