Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Lucille (that terrifying barbwire-covered baseball bat) may not have killed who you think.
On Labor Day, the folks behind the ratings juggernaut The Walking Dead dropped a new teaser clip, gifting their feverish fandom with a new twist in the pop culture mystery of the year: Who did Negan kill?
If you haven’t already, check out the trailer in question:
— The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) September 5, 2016
See anything interesting? Watch it again and press pause at the 0:22 mark.
Among the numerous and sometimes implausible theories concerning just which character (or characters) Negan decided to make an example of at the end of last season, Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) is often involved. However, in this new trailer, it sure looks like Abraham evaded Lucille, only to find himself fighting to get out from under a ravenous zombie.
“[Denise’s] death spurs on a whole bunch of other stuff, and then the audience knows that Abraham will continue for a while now. Now we get to see what a world with Negan and Abraham both in it will be like. That’s something we don’t see in the graphic novels. So a lot of cool stuff happens.”
Does this new clip throw in a wrench in your theory?
The Walking Dead returns to AMC Sept. 23, 2016.