“The Walking Dead” Season 7 will finally reveal Negan’s victim. However, its premiere is still months away and that’s a fact that angers many of its fans.
Actor Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on “The Walking Dead,” appreciates the passion of the fans. However, he wants to remind them something about the show. “It’s surprising how many people want to see blood. That finale wasn’t about who dies, our show is not ‘Survivor Island,’” Reedus told New York Daily News. “If they killed off one of their favorite characters, they’d all yell about that,” Reedus noted about the social media frenzy.
Hence, it’s likely safe to suggest that Dixon does not know who Negan’s victim was. However, his recent appearance on the “Today Show” revealed he might know more than he’s willing to share. Reedus promoted his latest film “Sky” on the program.
“I know what happens and it’s gut-wrenching to be there,” he said. “All of us had reactions to it … we had crew members crying while we were filming. It’s heavy,” Reedus added.
His co-star Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes, also shared his views on how fans reacted to the ending. From his viewpoint, he considered fans’ reactions as a compliment.
“I think people are well within their limits to feel whatever they feel,” Lincoln told ComicBook recently. “That’s why people watch drama because they want to feel things. That reaction is a compliment in itself, that they’re feeling things, that they’re angry about it and they’re taking it upon themselves to write about it because people are devoted to the show and they want to go on this ride,” Lincoln added.
Lincoln also credited it as an excellent ending to the season. “I will say, not in defense because I don’t necessarily think it needs to be defended because I think it’s a brilliant way to finish a season in this manner, in the way it was shot, with the way Greg [Nicotero] did it … I thought it was extraordinary.”
Assumptions are rife over the identity of Negan’s victim. A recent post by the Season 6 finale director Greg Nicotero stirred fans to think that the victim’s head exploded. On the other hand, many still wonder if Glenn was Negan’s victim since it’s written in the comic books.
For now, fans will have to wait for “The Walking Dead” Season 7 to return in October to find out who it was.