Attendees of the New York Comic-Con panel for AMC’s The Walking Dead on Saturday night got a big surprise: a three-minute teaser clip from the new season.
The scene picks up right where the Season 6 ending cliffhanger left off, right after the nefarious Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) has beaten one of the show’s heroes to death with Lucille, his barb-wire covered baseball bat. The clip shows Negan wagging around his viscera-encrusted bat as he taunts a bloody-faced Rick (Andrew Lincoln). Rick, as defiant as ever, calmly tells Negan that he is going to kill him. The teaser ends with Negan dragging Rick into an RV, Rick’s hatchet tucked into his belt, while the camera slowly reveals the nondescript remains of Lucille’s fallen victim.
Although it doesn’t give too much away, the clip does provide a few hints as to who Negan kills. Obviously, it’s not Rick. Secondly, the right side of Rick’s face is splashed with blood, so the victim may have been situated to Rick’s right. Aside from that, it’s still a mystery. And, it raises another tense question; what is Negan going to do with Rick in the RV? Could this be where Rick loses his hand, an event which happened long before now in the comics?
Those who want to come up with their own conclusions, the clip is below. For those who want to wait, Season 7 of The Walking Dead premieres on October 23, only on AMC.