The Walking Dead fans had been anticipating the Season 6 finale for months. We all knew that Negan would show up. We knew from some spoilers and readers of the comics that Negan is one of the biggest and baddest TheWalking Dead villains. And we knew that in the season finale, he was going to beat someone to death with his barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat named Lucille. We didn’t know who that “someone” would be. And it turns out, we still don’t know who it was. That has more than a few fans upset and Us Weekly reports that one of them has created a petition on Change.org demanding AMC to reveal Negan’s victim.
The description of the petition reads as follows.
“I would like AMC to show us who Negan killed in the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead. We want this either in an interim episode that borders Season 6 and 7, or a short R-Rated webisode that shows us the death in all its bloody glory. Either of these are fine as long as it’s released before May 30th.”
As of writing this article, it has over 2,200 signatures.
The Walking Dead fans have created petitions before. In 2014, Beth Greene died in the mid-season finale and fans created a petition demanding that she be resurrected.
The Walking Dead showrunner Scott Gimple commented on the cliffhanging end to Season 5.
“The end of the story, is what people saw. When we reveal who was on the receiving end there, that’s going to be the start of another story. The kickback effects from that — what it makes everyone into, how they react, how the world changes for everyone — that’s the next part of the story.”
Even members of the Walking Dead cast say they do not know who met the wrong end of Negan’s bat. Director Greg Nicotero said the following.
“We didn’t have anybody there because we didn’t want even somebody on the crew or somebody there to go, ‘Oh I get it, I know what’s going to happen. So I think they were all gone. We built a little rig for Jeffrey [Dean Morgan] to hit so that there would be impact with the baseball bat.”
Possibly adding fuel to the fire of fans who are signing the petition is a recent plot twist that also frustrated viewers. That turn of events began with a scene that seemed to show Glenn dying after falling off a dumpster surrounded by zombies. A month later, we learned that Glenn was not dead after all but had managed to crawl under the dumpster and avoid becoming zombie food.
In The Walking Dead comics upon which the TV show is based, Glenn is the character who gets his brains bashed in by Negan. As viewers learned that this was the case, even before the show aired, many were expressing that they would be angry if Glenn were to actually be killed this time. Then there were fans who said that if Daryl or Carol died, they would riot. The Walking Dead has passionate fans.
The Walking Dead has been on AMC since 2010. It has won 44 awards and has received 137 nominations. The Walking Dead TV show is based on the comicbooks by the same name that were written by Robert Kirkman, who also serves as an executive producer of the show. In its six seasons, TheWalking Dead has aired 99 episodes. There are five characters who appeared in Season 1 of The Walking Dead and are still part of the cast today. They are Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes), Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), Steven Yeun (Glenn Rhee), and Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier).
The Walking Dead airs on Sunday nights on AMC. A date for the Season 7 premiere has not yet been announced.
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