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Written by Patti Pauley

The fine people over at The Walking Dead really know how to keep us glued to the AMC phenomena that has taken lovers of the zombie genre for a wild ride over the course of seven years. However, The Walking Dead season six took us on the most nerve-wracking anxiety trip in the history of the series. From start to finish the sixth season, where you can buy here, was an emotional roller-coaster that curved and threw us upside-down when we didn’t expect it all. That season finale though, for die-hard fans it hit every single feel in our bodies that can easily be compared to the five stages of grief.

  • Denial- Nope. They did not just leave me that cliffhanger. Where’s the rest of the show?!
  • Anger- MOTH#$F&^*K^*!!!!!!!!
  • Bargaining- Repeatedly sending tweets to Robert Kirkman offering him my secret gravy recipe for answers or clues. My offer still stands Kirkman.
  • Depression- Realizing that there will be no answers for at least six months
  • Acceptance- Grabs my Walking Dead Compendium and just shuts the hell up for the next few months.

I’ll just have to sit in my Jesus Corner.

Tom Payne as Paul "Jesus" Monroe - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Episode 10 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

While we have to accept the fact these next two months of torture, the nagging question still remains: “Who met their fate with Lucille?” Fans have speculated all the way through from the infamous audio leakage, to mathematical equations counting patterns through Negan’s nightmare nursery rhyme and the circle of death. All for one answer. Well, I sure don’t have a guaranteed conclusion, much like the rest of you. However, after breaking it down with “The Walking Dead Science Formula”, I believe I may have a pretty damn good educated guess. Let’s look at each potential victim one at a time and rank their compatibility with Lucille on a simple scale from 1-5; 1 being lowest and 5 being highest.


Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Silver Portraits - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Although some would argue a change in leadership would be a good idea for the group, I just don’t think it’s his time yet. Believing that Rick is bulletproof in the apocalypse is of course just silly. Even with a new-found affair with Michonne, remember- love equals sorrow in this universe, nobody in the group is quite up to the task at this point in the story to take full on charge the way Grimes handles things. It just wouldn’t make for a good story. Shocking? Yes. However unlikely.

Lucille Compatibility- 2


Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Silver Portraits - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

The Walking Dead has shown us its huge set of balls when it comes to killing children. If Negan were to punish Rick in the worst way, this would be it. Now, I’m going to refer back to Comic Negan for a split second. During those twelve minutes of terrifying monologue from AMC Negan, it was pretty spot on from his comic counterpart; outfit and all. Giving me the impression his character won’t change much for the series unlike what they had done with The Governor. Negan refrains from harming women and children if necessary. With a variety of choices in the circle of death, highly doubt it will be Carl.

Lucille Compatibility- 1




Christian Serratos as Rosita Espinosa - The Walking Dead _ Season 6, Silver Portraits - Photo Credit: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC

Could it be Rosita? Well, as stated Negan won’t harm a lady if he can help it, so she has that going for her. There is also a lot more room for development for this character, and although she had a lot more screen time in showing off her strong attributes in season six, taking her away now wouldn’t make much sense.

Lucille Compatibility- 1