Walking Dead fans are reeling with all the spoiler theories out there on who will die in the season finale Sunday, and many have heard a leaked audio that is supposed to be the final moments of that episode. While some copies of the audio aren’t exactly the highest quality, and it’s difficult to understand the chaos at the end, if you listen closely, it appears all those theories about a cliffhanger ending for The Walking Dead this season may not be true after all. Because if you listen to a fairly high quality audio file, it’s pretty clear who’s gonna die Sunday night on The Walking Dead.
Warning: huge, major spoilers follow.
First of all, a key piece of dialogue near the end of the audio clip makes it crystal clear that two Walking Dead characters are safe from Negan’s bat, Lucille, at least for the time being. As Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) makes his final selection of who he’s going to kill in Rick’s group, he tells them, “Anybody moves, anybody says anything, cut the boy’s other eye out and feed it to his father, and then we’ll start.” So obviously, Negan is using Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his son Carl (Chandler Riggs) for leverage to keep the rest of the group under control when he puts Lucille to work, and they are not his victims.
While the audio doesn’t show whether Rick’s group are restrained or how they’re set up, in the leaked clip from The Walking Dead, Negan can be heard playing a sick game of “eeney meeney miney moe” to choose who will die.
Even without the visuals, you can hear the sick thud of several blows to someone’s head, and there’s some distortion in the audio that most likely corresponds to that last scene being filmed from the point of view or perspective of the person that’s dying as the brain damage warps their perception. But you can definitely hear people screaming in those last few moments of The Walking Dead as Negan wields Lucille and takes his revenge for all the people already killed from his gang.
Okay, Walking Dead fans, this is your last warning before the biggest spoiler.
While The Walking Dead has deviated many times from the comic book series to keep things fresh and keep fans guessing, it’s pretty apparent from the audio that this is not one of those times. Yes, even Walking Dead fans of the TV series only are fully aware that in the comic version Negan kills Glenn (Steven Yeun.) And at the end of the audio, a female voice which is most likely Maggie (Lauren Cohan) is screaming “Glenn!” again and again.
Glenn supposedly died earlier in the season after falling off a dumpster into a horde of walkers, and Walking Dead fans thought it was him being ripped apart rather than the man on top of him. Fans were in shock, but even more shocked when they found out he really wasn’t dead, with many being angry at being deceived. Were The Walking Dead writers just playing games with fans’ emotions, or perhaps setting up Walking Dead fans to believe that even with the evidence that will be presented at the end of the season finale, Glenn might still be alive?
Unfortunately, it looks like Glenn’s death might be for real this time.
Another theory on who would die was Maggie herself, but given that Negan doesn’t like to hurt women and children in the comic books, it’s unlikely that such an important character attribute would be changed that drastically for the television series. But there is also a slim possibility that Maggie’s screaming or calling out as the victim of Negan and Lucille. Although from the sound of those whacks from the bat, it’s hard to believe anybody would be conscious enough to scream that coherently up until the scene ends and the ending credit music starts rolling, as evidenced in the audio clip most recently posted by Monkeys Fighting Robots.
By the way, the season finale of The Walking Dead was directed by executive producer and master makeup artist Greg Nicotero, so you can bet not only will the episode be brilliantly directed, but quite possibly the most intense of the entire series to date.
Well, maybe it will be. It’s kind of hard to top the death of Hershel (Scott Wilson), and Carol (Melissa McBride) putting down Lizzie Old Yeller-style. We’ll never look at the flowers the same again after that one. And it’s fair to say that after this episode of The Walking Dead, we’ll probably never look at a baseball bat the same way again, either.
The Walking Dead airs Sunday night on AMC at 9 p.m. ET, and the season finale will be an extended 90-minute episode.
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