Speculations always run high whenever someone brings up The Walking Dead. One good example: that little detail in the official season 7 teaser made some people's blood pressure—mine included—shoot up a few blips because of a possible important character's death.
But now, Executive Producer Greg Nicotero may have not have revealed who died, but possibly that more than one did. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nicotero had been talking about the post-mortem evaluation and reason for why the team decided to do a cliffhanger as they did.
"I don't think we would have changed anything. I would have still supported doing it the way that we did it, because of the fact that the story doesn't end there. If we would have shown the deaths, then they wouldn't have felt our characters in season 7 the way they need to. And the thing that I think a lot of people will get out of it is how that moment changes the entire makeup of our universe within a split second. And it's that moment that launches our entire season 7 into that direction."
Fans have immediately spotted the odd word out in that statement. Deaths. There are some who don't want to look too much into the wording, while some other speculations point to the possibility of other deaths care of the Negan and Lucille combo.
Of course, whether the choice of word was a slip of the tongue or merely a wrong choice of word—and therefore far from what will actually be shown—speculations will surely run high following the new statement from Nicotero.
Maybe he should have followed in the footsteps of Lennie James, who plays the role of Morgan in The Walking Dead. In another interview, James shared that he stopped talking to people about the storyline involving who dies from the Lucille incident.
There's still an entire month to go, so whether or not slip-ups happen at this point, we're all just hoping that the decision in that line-up will deliver the expected results. And we're talking the right amount of reason and human drama to keep the show in full swing for another season.
The Walking Dead will be back on AMC on Oct. 23.
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