After teasing for what feels like an entire age, The Walking Dead finally revealed who felt the full force of Negan’s baseball bat last night when it returned for Season Seven. But first…
MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW: If you haven’t seen the opening episode of Season Seven, do not read below. Seriously, run away.
Season Six ended on a painstaking cliff-hanger as the gang were lined up in front of uber-baddie Negan, but the victim(s) of his brutal attack were sneakily kept hidden. It turned out it was both fan-favourite Glenn Rhee and Abraham Ford who got a raw deal as Negan’s reign of terror began. Though the double death may come as a shock to some, those who have read the comics already won’t be all that surprised. In Robert Kirkman’s original texts, Glenn is brutally murdered by Negan with his bat and the show has followed suit. Abraham is also murdered by Negan in the comics, though in an indirect way, as he his shot by one of his followers, called ‘Saviours’.
Even though many suspected that a grisly end was on the horizon for those two, it didn’t make the brutal scene any easier to watch.
It was fan-favourite Glenn who got most of the grieving
realizing i have to get through the day knowing glenn rhee is dead but im still grieving https://t.co/f1RYwhPoHR
— bella (@viseul) October 24, 2016
I come back for one episode of The Walking Dead and all my favourite characters die what's the point now
— ennui (@EthanKarpathy) October 24, 2016
A teaser of an alternate reality got fans a bit misty eyed too
most emotional scene ever on the walking dead pic.twitter.com/OtK1inVAYe
— newtmas maartje (@THEMAZEKILLS) October 24, 2016
A few complained that the reveal was simply too gory
Trying not to read my feed cos of walking dead. Watching it now! Cannot believe who they've killed. This episode has nearly made me sick!
— Synthesis (@z_Synthesis_z) October 24, 2016
It's not the worst episode just cause Glenn and Abe died. It's the worst because of how cruel and gory it was. @WalkingDead_AMC
— samantha (@samrp93) October 24, 2016
Shock-factor was high this week
I just heard screams from the family room and the next door neighbour from The Walking Dead.
— John Riche (@JohnRiche) October 24, 2016
— Walking Dead Fans (@WalkingDeadLife) October 24, 2016
There was some expert trolling from the official Twitter account, but a much needed palate cleanser for some
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) October 24, 2016
This adorable photo of the victims got fans choked up for sure
Love this guy ….. pic.twitter.com/aX0jyqDQBF
— Michael Cudlitz (@Cudlitz) October 24, 2016
— ? Ursh ? (@urshy74) October 24, 2016