I’ve sort of lost interest in watching The Walking Dead in recent years. After a stellar debut with Frank Darabont’s first season, and a couple of groundbreaking episodes in season two and three, the show kind of stagnated. After The Governor was killed in Season 4, I was sort of done. However, I’ve returned to the series for two episodes: the Season 6 finale, “Last Day on Earth,” in order to see the Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who is undeniably great on the show) cliffhanger, and the Season 7 premiere, “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be,” which answers who was bludgeoned to death. People have been angrily waiting for the reveal for several months, and we finally know the answer of which beloved character unceremoniously left the show.
We now know that Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) was the one “taking it like a champ” in the season finale. After having his head bashed in (quite brutally, I might add), Daryl took a swing at Negan, earning Glenn (Steven Yeun) his infamous date with Lucille as well. A double death.
Honestly, it’s one of the most brutal sequences I’ve ever seen, to the point it is unsettling to watch. Glenn calling out to his wife with an eyeball popped out is just shocking. I’m looking forward to not watching the show after tonight.