The Walking Dead‘s recent season six finale still has our heads spinning. The worst part is we’ve got a good four months until we find out the answers to our burning questions. How are we supposed to live with the anxiety?
Thankfully, the one and only Daryl Dixon felt our pain and dished on some season 7 secrets (or at least made us feel better about the wait). In an interview with TVLine, Norman Reedus explained just how mind-blowing next season is going to be.
Warning: if you didn’t watch the season 6 finale, don’t read on. We cannot be held responsible for any spoilers!
As we know from the end of season 6, someone died — we just aren’t sure who. Maybe saying they flat-out died is a little presumptuous, but let’s just say whoever it was found the very unfortunate end of Negan’s barbed wire baseball bat. Reedus doesn’t dish on who it is, but he does say this: “I will definitely 100-percent say that it’s well worth the wait. It’s large. It’s mind-blowing.”
Okay, so it’s definitely a major character — definitely someone that would shake up our whole Walking Dead world if they were gone. This gives a few extra points to fellow Hollywood.com writer Christian Bond’s theory. He points out that the final scene in season 6 is shot from the victim’s point of view. While Negan is monologuing, you can see an RV behind him, but when he goes to swing the bat, there is no RV in sight. This means that whoever he swung on is likely towards the end of the line like Glenn or Daryl.
In addition, Reedus lets us know that everything is changing in the world of The Walking Dead. “It’s a completely brand-new world right now. It’s very exciting. And it’s emotional. And then it’s overwhelming and emotional!”
We are already emotional and overwhelmed — don’t do this to us!
Reedus’ little hint not only signifies a tragic death (c’mon, this is strong, strong evidence that Negan’s victim is totally kaput), but that the entire dynamics of the show are changing. Also, will it finally be Glenn’s turn to die? His character’s fake death earlier in the season and very real death in the comic book series are pointing to “yes.”
What do you think? You can check out the rest of Reedus’ interview on TVLine.