Warning: The following contains spoilers from the season premiere of The Walking Dead. If you haven't watched yet, bookmark this page and get the heck out of here. Proceed with caution.
After a six month wait that felt more like six years, The Walking Dead is finally back and we've finally got some resolution to the cliffhanger to end all cliffhangers. After forcing us to relive that horrific death scene that closed out season six of the AMC hit, this time we actually saw who it was on the receiving end of those death blows from Lucille. So who did Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) take out?
The dearly departed was none other than Abraham (Michael Cudlitz).
As Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the rest of the gang were forced to watch helplessly, Negan unleashed a fury onto Abraham the likes of which the show has never really seen. This is uncharted territory. This is Negan's world, now.
Of course, thanks to Darryl's (Norman Reedus) inability to keep cool, Negan felt forced to take another victim. And it was time for Glenn (Steven Yeun) to die like we expected him to. "Maggie, I'll find you," Glenn said, his head split open.
"I'm going to kill you," Rick promised in the immediate aftermath. "Not today, not tomorrow, but I'm gonna kill you."
Negan didn't like that. So he dragged him into an RV, hatchet in tow, drove him into the wilderness, forced him to fight off some walkers, and then ordered him to chop Carl's (Chandler Riggs) hand off. Thankfully, we were spared that last bit of misery once Negan had the proof that he'd sufficiently broken Rick's resolve.
Oh, and he took Daryl hostage, threatening to send Rick pieces of him if they didn't begin making their payments. Like we said, it's Negan's world now.
Were you surprised by which character bit the dust or were you expecting it all along? Let us know in the comments below.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.