Two weeks ahead of Comic Con, where AMC is expected to release the first trailer for the seventh season of The Walking Dead, we have officially been given a glimpse of the first image from the upcoming season.
Oh wow! AMC probably thought they were getting away with something by posting that image, but I mean, it’s obvious who he killed, isn’t it? It’s not Maggie, because not even Negan would smile like that after bashing in the head of a pregnant woman. In fact, Negan may be a bad guy, but I don’t think he would take that kind of satisfaction in bludgeoning to death Sasha, Michonne, or Rosita, either. Likewise, neither Aaron nor Eugene would warrant that kind of grin, and I think we can rule out Daryl, Rick and Carl for obvious reason.
In fact, that’s a “how do you like them apples” grin, as in, “I just took out your biggest dude, how do you like them apples?” That rules out Glenn, not only because Glenn isn’t the biggest dude, but because Negan would be scraping Maggie off of him if he had just killed Glenn.
That only leaves one realistic possibility: Abraham. No one is going to lose any sleep over the death of Abraham. Both Rosita and Sasha would be sad, but not sad enough to jump Negan. Negan also wouldn’t have that look of smug satisfaction with anyone else other than Abraham, because the death of Abraham would elicit the least amount of pity. Abraham’s death would invite the same reaction from the rest of the characters as it would from us at home: “Bummer.” It would slake our blood-thirst without completely disappointing those who insist on the death of a major character or alienating those who would quit the show if Maggie or Glenn or Rick or Michonne were killed. It’s just the right amount of tragedy without overdoing it. Abe was well liked, but no one’s favorite.
We nailed it. Abraham is a goner. YOU TOTALLY SPOILED YOURSELF, THE WALKING DEAD.