The premiere of The Walking Dead episode on Oct. 23 proved to be a hit with Americans as 17 million tuned in. (Flickr/RK Bentley. Used with a CC BY 2.0 license.)
Many jobs may have had employees call out the day after the premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Sunday Oct.23. It’s safe to say that if you’re a fan of this zombie apocalyptic show, you may have had a mountain of Kleenex by your side. And it’s for good reason because the world may have lost yet another favorite character(s).
After the end of season six in April left the biggest cliffhanger of them all. Many wondered who Negan, the shows newest villain played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, would kill off. It comes as no surprise that 17 million Americans tuned in to see this heavily coveted episode, garnering an 8.4 by the Nielsen rating.
So let’s get to it.
Our beloved Sgt. Abraham Ford and Glenn Rhee’s fate has come to a bloody end. No really, like bashing out brains gross that leaves you sick kind of way.
Although if you didn’t know this, there was another alternative death scene in which Maggie died, but creators of the show decided not to.
The episode titled “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be,” proved to be the most gut wrenching episode to watch on TV today.
Writers of the show will be happy to know that, lines such as “I’m going to kill you,” said by Rick Grimes “not today, not tomorrow, but i’m going to kill you,” demonstrated what every audience member wanted to say to Negan. Maybe even iconic.
Like a ticking time bomb fans were waiting to explode from anticipation as the episode prolonged, tricking the viewers by showing flashbacks from Rick of each member captured by Negan’s group.
Whether you hate him for his sadistic behaviour, Negan’s the villain you hate to love. He may be on many people’s blacklist, but can you really blame Negan for killing part of Rick Grimes’ group? After all Rick did kill some of Negan’s people, which may have anyone wanting vengence.
The fact of the matter is, that everyone on The Walking Dead has done unspeakable things. At this point the living are worst than the dead, which anyone can testify to who’s watched the show. Negan’s actions, although brutal could have been done by anyone, even Rick himself.
Negan’s testing Rick, trying to break him, and we can see that all throughout the episode. He needs to know that Rick will no longer feel like the leader that he is, because there can’t be two. And so Negan drags Rick around like some kind of animal. Even pushing him to cut off his own son’s arm until, in the end Rick’s huffing and puffing his very soul out and we no longer see the Rick Grimes we knew.
Negan has won, and you can bet that he has more in store.
The hairs behind your neck may have risen when Negan played “Eeny, meeny, miny, moe,” as he left it to fate, who would die.
“Anybody moves, anybody says anything, cut the boys other eye out and feed it to his father,” said Negan.
And just like that, our favorite redhead Abraham met the back of Negan’s barb wired bat named Lucille. Minutes later Glen met the same fate, except this time his eye came out of his socket and not unless you’ve read the comics, would you have been prepared.
Kudos to the makeup prosthetics team on The Walking Dead for creating what is probably the most gross head injury come to life.
This one hurt. Glen has been our favorite pizza delivery man. He was an expecting father, and husband to Maggie who will now have to mother this baby alone.
Maggie, needless to say has really lost it all. She’s lost her father Hershel, sister Beth, and now husband. It’ll be interesting to see if her character can rise above this.
By the end of the episode, you’re left feeling emotionally exhausted as the characters. In a way, you too bow down to Negan because you just can’t see anyone else go.