At New York Comic-Con, The Walking Dead unveiled a shocking teaser clip, sadistically stoking fan anxieties over the controversial cliffhanger moment in which an unidentified member of Rick Grimes’ zombie apocalypse posse met an excessively brutal point-of-view death delivered from the barbed-wire bat “Lucille” by Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s chatty despot Negan.
However, per Morgan’s recent confirmation to Den of Geek, the episode – titled “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be” – will feature more than one brutal demise. Yet, even with the show upping the murderous ante, there are still no perfect choices in this killer quandary. People are going to be left in either a state of extreme shock or extreme disappointment.
Therefore, with The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere looming on Oct. 23, I will be a benevolent advocate (for fictional characters), looking at the 11 “Lucille” candidates, shifting from the conventional question of who Negan killed and instead focus on why Negan shouldn’t kill each for the sake of the show.