We’re pretty sure all Walking Dead fans are still reeling this morning from last night’s premiere and if you haven’t seen it, well, there really is no way to prepare yourself.
Negan had promised he was about to kill a member of the group when the Season 6 finale ended last April.
Instead, he killed two.
Abraham was his first victim, and as always, the former soldier maintained control of the situation — as much as one can when being beaten to death with a barbed wire-covered baseball bat — telling Negan after a brutal first blow of the bat to “Suck my nuts!”
As Abraham’s loved ones tried to process what they had just witnessed, Negan continued taunting them. After he figured out Rosita had been involved with Abraham, he tried to force her to look at the blood-covered Lucille. That was too much for Daryl to take, and he jumped up from the semicircle of doom and attacked Negan, landing a punch right on the asshat’s face.
That meant he would pay, of course, but because Negan’s mind works in the sickest ways possible, he didn’t dish out Daryl’s punishment to Daryl. He turned Lucille on Glenn, hitting him so hard that his eye popped out of its socket. As Maggie looked on, Glenn tried to speak to her, but his brains had been scrambled.
The final thing he was able to tell her: “I’ll find you,” a promise to be with her, look after her, no matter what was about to happen.
“I’m gonna kill you. Not today, not tomorrow, but I’m gonna to kill you”
Yes, Rick uttered the famous line from the comic and we have no doubt that he will fulfill his promise…except that’s not what he does in the comics. He actually puts Negan in the only jail cell and leaves him there, but we’ll have to wait and see what the writers do at the end of the season.
So what else happened besides Negan torturing Rick and fakes him out to chopping off Carl’s arm? Where are Carol and Morgan?
In a sneak peek of episode two, we see Carol and Morgan making their way around The Kingdom, the new community we will explore this season.
Morgan has been helping out around the community while Carol has been incapacitated from a wound she sustained courtesy of The Saviors. He tells her that no one at The Kingdom knows who they really are yet, before taking her to meet King Ezekiel.
Sneak Peak of Next Week’s Episode:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan-Thomas Wayne Batman…just saying.