5 Most Likely To Join “The Walking Dead” In Sunday’s Mid-Season Finale
(WARNING: THE FOLLOWIG CONTAINS SPOILERS FROM SEASON 7 OF THE WALKING DEAD; DO NOT CONTINUE UNLESS YOU ARE FULLY CAUGHT UP)
Feels like only yesterday we were reeling over the fact that Negan took down not one, but two members of our beloved group of zombie apocalypse survivors, yet here we are, we've reached the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead's seventh season.
In following their individual adventures of the course of the season thus far, our other main characters have emerged relatively unscathed, but if history has taught us anything, it's that the mid-season finale usually supplies us with a team scares the guts out of us (pun much intended), or at the very least, leaves our characters in a very sticky situation.
For example, the second season's fall ending showed us what became of missing Sophia in the most tragic way, while millions of fans (myself included) cried out and were silenced by the death of Beth Green in season five. Plus, who could forget the infamous mid-season finale of season four, in which things didn't end too well between Hershel, The Governor, and Michonne's katana?
With the annual hiatus set to come in, just in time for the NFL's stretch run, let's take a look on who could be next to go....
Maybe this is more wishful thinking, but Good Lord, to call the leader of the Hilltop community a jerk is the understatement of the year. Sexist, whiney, weasley, Gregory tried to turn our ladies Maggie and Sasha over to The Saviors before Jesus, who has made his displeasure of Gregory privately known, intervened. Gregory may be saved because he seems to stay safe behind the walls of his office, but his time will come eventually, hopefully allowing Maggie to Make The Hilltop Great Again.
4) Carl Grimes
If Negan's season premiere display of sadism did anything, it reinserted the idea that nobody was safe again. Heck, that episode almost ended with the one-eyed Grimes boy relieved of an arm too. So with rumblings going around that Chandler Riggs could be departing the show to go to college (Oh man, can you imagine being roommates with Carl?), it could be the ultimate display of Negan's power over Rick, the one thing that truly break the elder Grimes if Negan were to take down his boy. Remember, Negan has taken a bit of a liking to Carl, but the fact remains that Carl engaged in numerous threats and Negan's life, and even taunted the bed-wielding mad man with a "Why don't you just kill us" in the last episode. Carl has also engaged in the famous Walking Dead no-no of falling in love, as he got his first kiss from Enid before embarking on his trip to The Sanctuary. Seriously, other then Glen/Maggie (Glaggie?), which of course met its tragic end in the season premiere, what has the longest lasting romance on the show been?
3) Daryl Dixon
Dare they go there? Dare The Walking Dead leave the biggest lump of coal in the fans' stockings and kill off almighty Daryl? Had Negan been still around at The Sanctuary to witness Daryl's latest escape attempt (as he was given a key by who I personally presume is Sherry, Negan's sympathetic wife...or one of them anyway), it would be a jarring blow to the fans to see one of the comic's most iconic characters take down the best addition to the television show. On that note, since Daryl was created specifically for TV, we have no comic arc on which to project his future. Norman Reedus's star is steadily rising thanks to the show, but Reedus loves the fans too much to request a departure.
2) Rosita Espinosa
Rosita has been around since the post-prison arc of season four, but she's finally starting to get her own storylines in the Alexandria stay. Her latest endeavor has her teaming up with former comrade Eugene, a storyline stressed with the line "Make me a bullet". Call me crazy, but I'm prettttttty sure that bullet is intended for Neagan. And since we know Negan's story isn't close to being over, we can safely assume that bullet Eugene did indeed make for her in the last episode won't end up lodged in Negan's forehead. Rosita has departed from us in the comic (not before entering holy matrimony with Eugene, which is something I'd like to see the show adapt as well), though her death came not at the hands of The Saviors, but another group known as The Whisperers, antagonistic survivors who blend in with their surroundings by disguising themselves as walkers. However, we've seen the show take liberties with characters' comic deaths before (just remember, only Glenn met Lucille in the comic), so Rosita's presumably unsuccessful mission could be her downfall.
1) Spencer Monroe
The first rule about The Walking Dead is that you do NOT cross Rick Grimes and end up breathing much longer. Shane,"Porch Dick", the revolting prisoners, Gareth, and many many others know that all too well. Spencer, the lone surviving member of Alexandria's first family, has gotten so nasty that even Father Gabriel...Father "Oops I locked the doors of my church and let all my parishoners die" Gabriel...called out Spencer for his vendetta against Rick. Spencer's anger against Rick is somewhat understandable...Rick shows up, the rest of his family is killed, and the whole town ends up in the service of some sadistic psychopaths...but he's going the exact wrong way about. Spencer's comic end is coming...he doesn't even have the privilege of getting the Lucille treatment, so the odds look not very much in his favor as we reach the halfway mark of the season.
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