One of the issues among many that fans of The Walking Dead had with the huge sixth-season cliffhanger was the concern that it would be ruined by the Internet before the seventh-season premiere aired. There’s no way, fans argued, that The Walking Dead could keep under wraps the identity of Negan’s victim for six months. That was certainly the case on the big fifth-season cliffhanger on Game of Thrones, and arguably, The Walking Dead fans are even more obsessed with spoilers. There are entire online communities specifically devoted to spoiling the series.
Six weeks after the finale aired, has the Internet managed to spoil the identity of the character who was Lucille’d by Negan?
No, surprisingly. Not yet. It has not been for lack of trying. We’ve tried to read the tea leaves. We’ve analyzed the video. We’ve tried to read the clues in a real-life traffic accident. Fans have even gone so far as to petition AMC to reveal the victim.