The Walking Dead Poll: Did the Violent Season 7 Premiere Cross the Line?

Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead.

We knew going into the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead that it wasn’t going to be pretty. But did any of us really expect the AMC drama to push the envelope as far as it did in terms of sheer brutality?

At this point, most viewers of the show are probably pretty blasé about seeing walkers bashed, beheaded and splattered across their screens. We’re even semi-used to the violence perpetrated against (and, at times, by) the series’ humans. Yet nothing prepared us — and maybe nothing could have prepared us — for what we witnessed in “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be.”

As if Abraham’s death-by-Lucille hadn’t been disturbing enough, TWD then not only showed us the dent in Glenn’s noggin after Negan’s first blows with his barbed-wire-covered bat — and the poor guy’s bulging eye — it later lingered on a shot of his still-twitching body, his head reduced to a pulpy mess. Which begs the question, did it go too far?

Vote in the poll below, then hit the comments to explain why you feel that the gruesomeness was justified… or why you feel that it was unnecessary.