Sunday, October 23, 2016
Just Before the Season Seven Premeire
Photo: from The Walking Dead's Season 7 Wikipedia page. Click the image for a really good pic. It's the show's official banner at San Diego Comic-Con.
So, Season 7 is upon us, and I'm back for a blog of The Walking Dead since Season 5. Been busy!!!
Who will Negan be bashing with the baseball bat? Since the premiere starts in half an hour, there isn't a lot of time to get into it, so I'll present options and pick, and we'll see how right I was. (Or, wasn't.)
Okay, so my picks. Glenn gets it in the comics here, and in an interview, Lauren Cohen cried about this episode and said it was very depressing and difficult. In the comics, after he dies, she miscarries and then kills herself, but I'm guessing not all of that will happen.
But I think Glenn goes. The showmakers have veered from the comics quite a bit, but I don't think they will here. Plus, Glenn's arc has crested.
I also think Eugene and/or Abraham will go. I wouldn't be surprised if both do, but if I had to pick one, I'd go with...both. Eugene's character has definitely crested and there's not much more for him to do. Once he found his bravery, there wasn't anything else. And Abraham...well, he's basically been another Daryl lately, and that can't go on. His character has more to still do, but...I can't choose between them.
The same can be said for Michonne, and for Daryl, but I'm not ready to pick them yet. Frankly, the showmakers can't be that dumb to cast Daryl away, and Michonne has maybe crested, but has too much of a fan base, especially among women. I mean, she's basically a female Rick, and I mean that in the kindest of all possible ways. Seriously, that's a compliment. Either one would be a logical choice, but I'm not ready to go there.
I am ready to pick Rosita and / or Sasha, but I feel that there would be something interesting between them once Abraham goes. But I wouldn't be surprised if one of them gets hit.
And Aaron is just sort of there. Those guys don't last too long. He goes.
So now I've boiled it down to:
Aaron, Eugene, Abraham, Glenn, with a few maybes. I mean, if the showmakers really want to be mean, they can make it Maggie herself, but that would be...shocking, though not surprising, if you know what I mean. I've only recently been talked out of saying she was one of the ones tonight.
But I have my doubts. (Before the previews, I've even said that Carl could get it. But Rick would've been more insane in the previews had that been the case.)
But I'll say No for now. So four is too many. I'll pick two.
I'll say: Glenn and Eugene or Abraham. Maybe all three. Aaron gets away because he's so irrelevant.
And I don't expect Negan himself to last too long. Certainly not all season. Maybe a few episodes.
My guess is that they won't show who it is until almost an hour in. (The show is an hour and six minutes tonight.)
If you're reading this, what do you think? Make a guess in the comments if you'd like, and let's see how we did.