The Walking Dead Season 6 finale airs tonight and fans are losing their minds with excitement over the upcoming 90-minute episode. Fans know there with be death and they know it will be devastating but what no one knows is who will die at the hands of Negan and his barbed wire wrapped baseball bat named Lucille.
The TWD finales are known for killing off characters, sometimes even the big ones but tonight’s Season 6 finale called “Last Day On Earth” is said to be the most epic, horrifying and amazing episode in the history of The Walking Dead franchise. One thing is for sure, Negan’s arrival is supposed to put The Governor’s villainous deeds to shame. Fansided ranked the possible victims of Negan in order and we’ve taken the liberty of making comments on their choices as well as adding a few of our own.
Much less is known about the TWD finale than we have learned about previous Season 6 episodes. AMC has gone out of their way to hush the spoilers and keep Negan’s epic entrance a secret until it’s time for fans to see it all play out on their TV screens. Many of the actors involved in the Season 6 finale have talked about their reactions to reading the script for the first time and to filming the actual episode.
Stephen Yeun, who plays Glenn Rhees, has said the finale is “awesome” and that it’s one of the best episodes ever. His TV wife, Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie, has said the script really upset her. Andrew Lincoln even admitted that he was late for work the day they started filming the episode because he couldn’t sleep the night before. No matter what happens, it’s going to be shocking and heartbreaking. TWD fans are going to lose one of the most beloved characters and it will probably be someone from the original group.
In the comic books, Negan’s first kill was Glenn and the scene is going to play out almost identically to the way the comics introduce the new TWD villain. That said, there is no guarantee that Glenn is going to die the same way he did in the comics. He is the top contender to meet Lucille tonight, though. Many fans are guessing that the other alternate deaths throughout the season (Tyreese instead of Morgan and Denise instead of Abraham) mean that Glenn might really die. Not to mention that AMC has been teasing his death for more than a year now and even had the former pizza boy pose in a promo with a baseball bat. It’s a pretty safe bet that Glenn is going out in the season 6 finale and all the hints that it might be someone else are simply a diversion to distract fans in search of spoilers.
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It’s a pretty safe bet that Glenn is going out in the Season 6 finale and all the hints that it might be someone else are simply a diversion to distract fans in search of spoilers. There’s no argument that killing off Glenn at this point is pretty messed up. His death was heavily teased during the Season 6 mid-season finale when it looked like Glenn was eaten by a group of walkers. Fortunately, he escaped and was able to be reunited with Rick, Maggie and the rest of the group.
Of course, there is also a really good chance that someone else from Rick’s original group of survivors could die. Those who have been around a while including Carol, Daryl, Carl, and Maggie. Based on the 11-minute audio released prior to the finale, it’s safe to say that Carl isn’t going to die. We know that because Negan is heard on the tape threatening to have Carl’s other eye cut out and fed to Rick if the group doesn’t get quiet.
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If there’s one character who is easily the second most highly favored to die, it’s definitely Daryl Dixon. The loner played by Norman Reedus has also been around since Season 1. With Beth’s death in Season 5, Daryl has been heartbroken and further pulled away from the group, making his story arc seem pretty finished. On top of that, Reedus has landed his own motorcycle-based reality series on AMC and will be busy filming some of his own projects away from The Walking Dead. Does that mean Daryl is going to die? Not necessarily. It could just be another distraction to keep fans from figuring out who Negan is going to kill.
From the sound of the audio, we’re betting that Maggie is safe, just like Rick and Carl. They are addressed by Negan during the short clip and it sounds like Maggie can be heard crying even after Negan swings his bat. Abraham is with the group and is at risk. The odds of his being Negan’s victim are rather slim. It’s hard to imagine that Abraham’s death would elicit such a huge reaction from the rest of the cast.
One thing that seems pretty sure is that Rick Grimes will not be killed by Negan in the Season 6 finale. Despite all the theories about how TWD might change their entire story in order to kill off the main character, it just doesn’t make sense. Rick is The Walking Dead and the entire story and plot for the comics and the AMC series revolve around him. While it certainly would make TV history to kill off Rick, it doesn’t make sense. It’s safe to say that AMC and the creators of TWD are not going to risk the future success of the show by doing that.
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Unfortunately for The Walking Dead fans, something we have learned about the 90-minute Season 6 finale is that it will end with the biggest, most upsetting cliffhanger ever. When Negan chooses his victim and then murders that person in front of their friends and family, it’s all done from their point of view before the screen goes black. This will leave viewers wondering who got hit with Lucille until Season 7 of TWD comes back in October.
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