the walking dead season 7 episode 1 poll

The Walking Dead Season 7 Premiere Poll: Who Do You Hope Negan Kills?

We already know that the Season 7 premiere of AMC’s The Walking Dead (9/8c, Sunday) is gonna wreck us. Not only did Norman Reedus warn TVLine that it was “overwhelming” but showrunner Scott Gimple promised threatened that his team had “spared no drop of awfulness” in depicting Negan’s brutal murder of one of our heroes. So yeah, we know. This is gonna hurt. A lot.

But, being so keenly aware of that fact, it got us thinking: What could make it hurt less? If somebody has to get up-close and personal with Lucille — and there’s no way around that, the Season 6 finale made clear — who would you… if not want the victim to be, least hate for it to be?

Obviously, we’d be as hard hit as the casualty if a long-running character like Daryl or Michonne were to meet their maker. But how many viewers would really lose any sleep over the demise of a relatively new, comparably minor player like, say, Aaron or Rosita?

Let’s find out. Cast your vote in the poll below for the character whose demise you think you could get over most easily, then hit the comments to back up your, er, death wish.

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101 Comments
  1. Eric says:

    We aready know it’s not Rick…

  2. Ed says:

    Glenn, he’s had so many close calls since the pilot it’s not time to let him go.

  3. Correct answer: Scott Gimple

  4. Brian says:

    I went on ahead and picked Eugene. But you know a show is good when you would still be sad even if it was one of the 3rd tier characters that Negan kills.

  5. wrstlgirl says:

    Sadly this is a no win situation. People are going to complain if so & so is killed. People are going to complain if so & so is not killed. And let’s get ready for the endless “they ruined the most iconic moment of the comics” and the ” I’m done with this show” whining. Those who know me here know that I called Abraham at the beginning of s6, I’ve stuck with it and I’m staying with it. I don’t like it but ……

    • wrstlgirl says:

      as far as the poll goes. I hope he kills Rosita because that would be the least painful, lmao!!

    • emmy says:

      i think it’s Abraham too i mean he was happy and started to talk about life and kids and how he want to have what Glenn and Maggie have, and if your too happy on that show that means your a goner

      • ann says:

        And, killing a big tough guy like Abraham would make Negan look even tougher. Killing a kid or a woman wouldn’t show how powerful he thinks he is.

        • Shaw says:

          I think it might be Abraham,but I hope not. Sasha was just starting to be happy again. Products would be less painful or Eugene he already gave Rick the plans for bullet factory.

    • xyz says:

      Negan kills himself.

    • KelleyA says:

      I’d agree. Glenn going, even with the way the books are(which they haven’t followed to the letter)…would be sad for Maggie, who has had way too much loss also…plus don’t think the baby is going to make it. Abraham would be logical in that it’s a powerhouse…none of the women…lower the strong male opposition if you’re going to make these people come under your control If you do Carl..it will piss them all off…doing a kid. And if you take out Rick, which, honestly…would be the best choice for the domination of the group(cut the head off of the serpent). Unless Eugene makes some domination speech…which might make them worried he’s smart and needing to end that. BUT face it…………………the Reverend could step up…this season…OR Jesus could save them! :) Still got Carol and Morgan down the line…and the little “mole” Ined(sp?) could be the one that tracks the rest down the season to get them free. :) Just saying…if we all have “theories”.

  6. Daniel snow says:

    I picked Daryl because I’m done with is dirty look. Take a bath. A shower.

  7. Steviosjb says:

    Am I the only one who doesn’t think it will necessarily be only 1 person killed by the end of the premiere?!!!

  8. Matt C. says:

    I voted for Abraham. Of all the 11 characters in the line-up, his death would make me the least sad. I just feel like there’s nothing left for his character to do (especially now that they’ve resorted to this lame love triangle between him, Rosita, and Sasha). Getting rid of him would (hopefully) allow Rosita and Sasha to have some better storylines, and also propel Eugene to continue his evolution into a badass.

    • Iris says:

      My thoughts exactly. Michael Cudlitz is a fine actor but Abraham became so smarmy that I won’t be sorry if I see the last of him. And I used to love her but since the triangle I’m not too fond of Sasha and her “wanker before sister” attitude. If the wanker was gone from the equation, I might like her again.

  9. LAwoman says:

    Well, I voted for Carl, but I have been feeling like it could be Abraham. I hope not, but he sort of started having some emotional growth, so he’s probably due to die. I would miss his humor though. WD needs it.

  10. Sarah says:

    I know exactly what happens and be prepared to be angry beyond words. This is going to be one massive middle finger to the fans.

    • wrstlgirl says:

      And so it begins, lmfao. So predictable.

      • Sarah says:

        what a genius response. Newsflash, the spoilers are pretty widely known.

        • Laura says:

          Yeah, the spoilers are everywhere, I KNEW this was going to happen when they decided to delay this to the season premiere. Just knowing which actors haven’t been on-set since Ep1 basically gives it away. What a waste of what could have been a great scene.

          • Saynay says:

            That cliffhanger was was such a copp out, so they could be political behind the scenes and decide what character death was going to lose the least amount of viewers. Unfortunately, think this move might backfire.

        • wrstlgirl says:

          Say what??? Spoilers have nothing to do with what I’m talking about. You guys can’t even wait for the episode to air before you start whining about it. If you’re so upset and unhappy about it then just stop watching it. But that would make to much sense.

          • I love the show but I agree with Laura. It’s a tall order to keep the victim(s) a secret for so many months. Devoted TWD fans actually scope out filming locations and notice which cast members stop coming around. I’m pretty sure, thanks to the devotees, that I know who dies. I wouldn’t have known if they’d revealed in the finale. They could have saved the second victim as a surprise….

          • wrstlgirl says:

            I understand what you’re saying Ellen but what people can’t seem to grasp is that spoilers are a choice. I know plenty of people who are unspoiled, who have been successful in avoiding said spoilers. But that’s still not what my original post is about. I love The Walking Dead and whatever happens tomorrow night I’m good with. These writers continue to give me a great quality show and I’m in it for the long haul :-) :-) I say bring it!!

  11. militantgod says:

    Of course it’s not Rick but I wish it was. The show would have been much better if Shane ousted him years ago.

  12. Chris Norris says:

    I’m not gonna spoil it here, but if y’all head to “The Spoiling Dead Fans”, they’ve given a synopsis of tomorrow’s episode…….
    (Also of note- “TSDF” are almost *never* wrong).

  13. Francis says:

    Lmao, Carol and Daryl should get Lucilled!!!!!

  14. Chd says:

    Ive always thoight it would be abraham but the last couple weeks im starting to feel a michonne vibe if only because i dont think Abraham is big enough to justify all this. So thats why i hope michonne with abraham close behind.

    • Here I Am......... says:

      Yup It makes so much sense to have a woman be bashed with a baseball bat on a TV show. AMC is not stupid, this would be a PR nightmare on their hands. So sorry, go back to the drawing board and try again coz it’s not Michonne.

  15. Tom says:

    I continue to say if the show REALLY wants to differentiate itself from the books, it HAS to kill Rick

  16. D says:

    The only person I really wouldn’t be bothered about is probably Aaron.. anyone else would be a hard pill to swallow. But logically it would make sense that it’s Glens time to go, they said they want to take it back towards the comics more and what better than killing Glen off via Negan… still not emotionally prepared though.

  17. Genive974 says:

    I think a lot of fans were so faked out with Glenn’s death at the dumpster that we just don’t care that much if he goes now. I noticed he’s currently ranked at 3 on this poll. My vote is for Rosita because the show hasn’t given her a lot of attention so it feels as if she doesn’t add much value to the show. Buh-bye

  18. d00d says:

    Probably Abraham, the way the blood is on Rick’s face in the previews, make it seem that way.

  19. Alex says:

    I think it’s going to be Michener and Glenn. Too many think it’s Abraham and Glenn so the producers switched at the last minute.

    • Twisty twist twist says:

      Kinda hard to do something like that when certain cast members haven’t been there to film any episodes this season.

  20. Alex says:

    I think it’s going to be Michonne and Glenn. Too many think it’s Abraham and Glenn so the producers switched at the last minute.

  21. jamie says:

    The more people who get killed from the core group and others we have gotten to know and care about in our journey with TWD .. especially after LUCILLE .. is making the show more of a spin off of the original with more and more characters we don’t KNOW or CARE about entering our weekly journey. New characters are a given – but to kill off the characters that have given us a reason to follow their journey season after season will eventually kill the loyal fan base. At least with the many people I know that have been fans since the first episode..

  22. Yola says:

    Please KILL DARYL KILL HIM KILL HIM KILL HIM AND THE ACTOR TOO KILL KILL KILL HIM!!!!! ohh, that felt great!

  23. Saynay says:

    I voted for Daryl, but AMC doesn’t have the guts for that because of the “If Daryl dies, we riot” crowd.

  24. Will says:

    It’s Carl.

  25. June says:

    I hope Nicotero and Gimple are on the other side of the bat.

  26. Carpe Cerevici says:

    I just don’t like carl. Let him die!

  27. maregolden says:

    Hope Michael Cudlitz doesn’t see this. Would kind of suck to know that your character won the poll on who would be missed the least.

  28. JasperJameson says:

    All of them. Please. Use that ridiculous “barbed-wire bat” on all of them. This show used to be good, but now it’s just snuff-porn. Lowest common denominator stuff. (And what the heck kind of wussified name is ‘Negan,’ anyhow?)

  29. Carrie says:

    I don’t want ANY of them to die, especially not that way. I like all of them to some degree, but I’ve always had a feeling it would be Abraham.

  30. I hope Negan kills a traitor’…

  31. AngelWasHere says:

    I accidentally voted for Abraham. I automatically thought it was asking who do you think will most likely be killed. I like Abraham for his one liners. 🙁 I’m sorta tired of Daryl. He’s alright, but that’s about it. I don’t understand why women find him attractive either. He’s kind of gross looking to me.

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  33. Jax&Juice's Girl says:

    On some of the articles i’ve seen they say that it’s going to be a heartbreaker, plus Negan is going to kill MULTIPLE people in the opener. So I think the heartbreaker is still Glenn. Abraham will likely too die but he’s not the type of character I would be sad over.

  34. Jason says:

    Are people voting for who they hope it is or who they think it is, because those pole numbers are odd.

  35. Kim McLendon says:

    I picked Rick, just because they said who I would miss least. I doubt it will be him. I’ll probably quit watching if Daryl dies. Rick is kind of useless… nothing personal against the actor, it is just the way the show is written… he isn’t a strong enough leader, he comes off whiny indecisive and a bit slow to take action. He hasn’t really toughened up as much as some of the other characters. Now his character is set, and no one is going to believe him suddenly becoming hardcore like he needs to be. They’d be better off with Glenn calling the shots, and without Daryl, they would all die, If we are being realistic at all. Daryl’s character is necessary for the show to be credible.

  36. Cyn says:

    I guess I’m part of a very small group who thinks it’s Maggie. I haven’t read the comic books, but the show is known to make changes. I think it might be Maggie because her hair is cut short and she is wearing a baggy shirt. In that lighting, it’s possible she could be mistaken for a guy. Plus I think her death would hurt the most.

  37. Carl Pratt says:

    Too many people have died for Eugene. It’s his turn to make up for that. I don’t think they killed him. I hope, though.

  38. RoRa7g says:

    It Should be Daryl…… Have u all seen sneak peak…… Remember Megan saying “How do u like losing ur Right Hand”? If u are watching show r8 from 1st season, it is obvious Daryl is the right hand and he is the one going to meet Lucile…..

    Also it could be Glenn too….. He seems to be an right hand person to rick …. But my money is on Daryl….. So be ready to greave for Daryl…….

    • Darylshouldsurvive says:

      It’s not Daryl it’s Abraham and Glenn and when they’re talking about Ricks right hand they actually mean Ricks right hand….. As in they cut it off

  39. Izzy says:

    Are you serious with the question ‘Who do you hope Negan kills in the Season 7 premiere of ‘The Walking Dead’?’
    If it’s who I hope then I hope it’s Carl. Nothing to do with the actor who can be easily replaced by a more credible one.
    But simply because if Carl is the one, then all hell will break loose for Rick. Plus also, it would redeem this ridiculous and needless 6 month wait of who gets lucilled. To kill a kid would make Negan a more worthy antagonist, topping off others such as the Guvnor,
    It won’t be Carl anyway, but that’s who I hope.

  40. Sam says:

    Glenn and Abe are dying but that’s not what the poll is about.

    I voted Eugene but I meant to vote for Carl, as I’d miss him the least out of all of them but I must have accidentally pressed the screen a second time because because in the millisecond between clicking the vote button and it registering I noticed my vote was somehow now on Eugene.

  41. Grim Reaper says:

    The first one will be Abe and later in the episode it will be Glenn

  42. Steve says:

    He will kill Abraham initially, and just when you least expect he will quickly strike and kill Glenn for having gotten out of line when Negan threatened Maggie earlier.

  43. N says:

    Negan strikes ad kills Glenn, Abraham, who would never stand for such an act, tries to come to Glenns defense and or rages out at Negan and is killed as well.

  44. Want it to be Rick, but it’s not going to be Rick.

  45. Missy says:

    Carl…
    I’ve never enjoyed the kid.

  46. Ben says:

    If it isn’t Daryl then the show will just lose more credibility. They need to let go of the plot armour and really shock the audience. If anyone but Daryl goes then it will be a great let down. And if anyone other than a character from the first Two seasons goes then the show will no doubt be met with head shaking and eye rolling from sensible fans.

  47. Diane says:

    I don’t hope for any of those characters to die. I actually like all the characters in that poll, some more than others. I’m hoping Negan gets the bat later this season.

  48. Chris says:

    well according to the comics, it was glenn, but I hope there is a twist. thats why I did not vote for glenn, I voted for rosita, since she already broke up with abraham.it might be awkward for her, if everytime he will see Abraham and Sasha jingle puffing.

  49. KlaraBlack says:

    When the time to get out 7 season? Very happy for the fans. I hope that someday I will see about 7 season Shoot spin off with Amy Acker and Sarah Shahi!

  50. Melo says:

    So long Glenn and Abe