The Walking Dead


Negan is coming and there's nothing anyone can do about it.

The Walking Dead has been barreling like a speeding train on a collision course with Jeffrey Dean Morgan's much-feared (though yet-to-be-seen) mega-villain for the entire back half of this season. Well friends, this train is about to crash. Following the Sunday, March 27 penultimate episode, we're but a few short days away from Negan's arrival. And that means only one thing: Death.

But who exactly is going to be on the deadly receiving end of a swing from Negan's beloved Lucille (aka, his horrifying barbed-wire-wrapped baseball bat)? After last night, the show's not exactly short on options.

"It's the most hardcore finale we've ever had. It's rough. It's the most gut-wrenching finale yet. And it's one of — if not — the best episode I've ever seen of our show. It's mind-blowing," Norman Reedus told TVLine about the finale.

Let's examine the odds.

Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead


Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun)
It's no secret that Glenn is the unlucky SOB who Negan makes an example of in his introduction in the comic books. And now he's gone and found himself abducted by the Saviors on the show. Yes, we know the show's tried to fake us out with his death once before and it might seem cruel to actually kill him so soon after. Yes, we know Yeun and showrunner Scott Gimple have tried to sell us on these fabled hard pivots in the Negan introduction as it transitions from page to screen. Yes, we're still pretty certain Glenn is going to bite it. Chances of death: 95 percent

Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus)
How does the saying go that the Daryl fandom has tattooed on their upper arms? "If Daryl dies, we riot"? Well, start sharpening those pitchforks because things do not look good for our favorite archer. If the gunshot he received at the end of last night's episode from that damn Dwight (Austin Amelio) doesn't take him out, he'll be a very easy target for Negan's nihilism. We're to be proven wrong, but we're also getting ready for this heavy blow. Chances of death: 75 percent

Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos)
She got herself kidnapped by the Saviors, as well. She's a relatively throwaway character who has been paid extra attention to in the past few weeks—perhaps to make us feel something more when she bites the dust? Regardless, her death still wouldn't deliver the blow we're expecting from the finale. If she does bite the dust, don't expect her to be the only one. Chances of death: 65 percent

Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead


Michonne (Danai Gurira)
We last saw her bound and gagged on the forest floor, sitting next to Glenn. She's definitely in danger, but of the four in the Saviors' clutches, we'd expect Michonne to make it out alive the easiest. And the show can't give us Richonne only to take it away so soon, could it? (Sure it could. The Walking Dead is a heartless beast. But we're betting it wont.) Chances of death: 45 percent

Morgan Jones (Lennie James)
That lone Savior is hot on Morgan's trail as he continues to track Carol (Melissa McBride) to bring her to safety. Something tells us this will be the ultimate test of Morgan's whole "all lives are precious" mantra. Will this be the time he's proven wrong and has to pay with his life? Don't count on it. Chances of death: 40 percent

Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride)
She's in the wind, and she might be injured. But Carol is a damn force of nature. Don't ever count Carol out. Chances of death: 25 percent

Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan)
Her unborn baby's reaction to her new short haircut didn't look too promising when we last saw Maggie. The whole thing feels like a bit of a retread from when Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) went into labor with Judith, so we're hoping that this isn't what takes Maggie out. If only someone could get her to the Hilltop, and quick... Chances of death: 15 percent

Who do you think is doomed in the season finale? Sound off in the comments below.

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.

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