We Know Who Negan Kills on The Walking Dead

Season 6 ended with a cliffhanger: the villainous Negan had lined up most of the main cast members on the show, and after a particularly deadly game of “Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe” bashed in the brains of one unlucky character. The twist? The audience saw the death from the victim’s perspective, so we never found out who died.

The question on every The Walking Dead fan’s chapped, thirsty lips this offseason is, “who did Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) kill?” Finally, we have an answer (sort of)… And it proves the show is going to insane lengths to protect its biggest secret before the Season 7 premiere.

Hardcore fans of The Walking Dead have gone to extreme lengths to find out show spoilers before the newest episode airs, peaking with people flying drones over the Georgia set to sneak arial photographs. In response, the show is fighting fire with fire by shooting death scenes for every one of villain Negan’s possible victims.

Unnamed sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that death scenes have been filmed for Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Carl (Chandler Riggs), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Glenn (Steven Yeun), Eugene (Josh McDermitt), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green), Aaron (Ross Marquand), Rosita (Christian Serratos), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) and Daryl (Norman Reedus).

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, <em>The Walking Dead</em>Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead

This way, spoiler-seeking fans are thrown off the scent so if a name or footage leaks, it’s not proof that the death is definitive. Of course, reports citing anonymous sources have to be taken with a grain of salt. But I wouldn’t put such an elaborate scheme past a show that would rather recreate the Season 6 finale’s exact shooting conditions months later than film something that might get spoiled. Better safe than sorry, I guess.