Fans of The Walking Dead have been working since the Season 6 finale aired to figure out who Negan killed. So far, there are many theories about which of Rick’s group may have died as viewers scour the final minutes of the TWD finale in hopes to uncover clues that others may have missed. Now, it looks like Greg Nicotero has given up a very important Walking Dead spoiler all by himself in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, and it’s the way he phrased one response that lends credibility to a huge death theory that many spoiler hunters have embraced.
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At the end of the Walking Dead Season 6 finale, viewers know that Negan took his barbed wire wrapped baseball bat, which he named Lucille, and used it to kill one of the members of Rick’s group. To the anger of many TWD fans, the finale ended with a cliffhanger, and viewers were unable to see who died. There have been many theories and lots of speculation about who Negan may have killed and why, but one of the best theories out there concludes that he didn’t just kill one member of Rick’s party — Negan killed two.
After scouring footage and trying to pick up on filming clues for Season 7, many Walking Dead spoilers hunters have decided that it was Abraham and Glenn who will die at the hands of Negan. It is unclear which man will go first or if both deaths will even take place in the Season 6 finale. However, many are convinced that these two have met their end with the AMC show and will not be back for more episodes.
There are other TWD theories floating around about who may have died, but most of them stick to the idea that Negan only killed one character and not two. Now, it seems that Greg Nicotero may have accidentally spoiled the single biggest TWD cliffhanger in the history of the show during a recent interview.
While defending the decision to end Season 6 of The Walking Dead in a controversial cliffhanger, Nicotero said, “But I’d say in retrospect, I don’t think we would have changed anything. I would have still supported doing it the way that we did it, because of the fact that the story doesn’t end there. If we would have shown the deaths, then they wouldn’t have felt our characters in season 7 the way they need to.”
The thing is, if Abraham and Glenn really did die by way of Lucille, then The Walking Dead is starting to get back on track with the comic books of the same name. In the comics, Abraham is already dead because he took the arrow through his eye and died prior to meeting Negan. Instead, in the AMC series, Denise is the one Dwight fatally shot.
If Abraham was just going to die anyway a few episodes later, many TWD fans want to know what the point was in taking out Denise, who had become a beloved character embraced by the LGBT community as one of the few characters on television to have a lesbian relationship on the show.
Back to the topic at hand, though, Greg Nicotero let it slip that there is not just one Negan death. He didn’t say two exactly, but he did say “deaths,” which seems to lead credence to the popular Walking Dead theory that both Glenn and Abraham will die at least by the end of the Season 7 premiere.
There has been another clue recently that the Glenn and Abraham death theory is correct. In a recently released trailer for Season 7 of TWD, it looks like Abraham might be under attack of walkers. Check out the above trailer for TWD and see if you think that is Abraham laying on his back at the 21-second mark. There has also been some discussion about the man in question being Dwight and not Abraham. They both have similar coloring, and it’s really hard to tell which one of them it may be.
Does that mean that Glenn is first to get Lucille’d and then Abraham dies later during a skirmish that ends with a walker attack? Considering that Greg Nicotero tells us that there will be multiple deaths, it’s hard to imagine how the Glenn/Abraham theory doesn’t work. Tell us what you think of these new Walking Dead spoilers discoveries in the comments section below.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC for Season 7 on October 23.
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