WARNING: If you have not see the season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead and do not wish to know who died, do not continue reading
The big moment finally came, and about 20 minutes into the season premiere of The Walking Dead, fans finally learned who was 'It' during Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) twisted game of "Eeenie Meenie Miney Mo"--and just a few more minuted after that they also learned, along with the rest of the group, that Negan was serious when he said going against him wouldn't fly.
Through a Rick (Andrew Lincolon) flashback POV, the show revealed that Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), was the one who Negan had initially chosen as his victim, and the resulting scene as his head was bashed to a bloody pulp wasn't pretty, nor was the moment where Negan then taunted the gang, specifically a devastated Rosita (Christian Serratos), and splashing Abraham's blood onto Rick's face, before Daryl (Norman Reedus) surged forward and assaulted Negan. That move proved to be fatal once again, when Negan decided to further prove his point by then smacking Glen (Steven Yeun) in the head with Lucille, hitting him hard enough to pop his eye out of his head, before he too began to get his head bashed beyond recognizability.
Though both characters were highly probable victims due to the deaths they received in the comics (Glenn was Negan's victim there, while Abraham was supposed to receive the death that Denise got in season 6), it didn't take the sting out from fans, who reacted on social media with a mix of shock, disgust and heartbreak over the double whammy, especially when it came to Glen's death, since he'd been a huge part of the series since season one:
— Kari Christine (@vivosmortuus) October 24, 2016
I think Negan has become hands down the most hated person in the world after last night. #WalkingDeadSeasonPremiere — Undead Circa 1985 (@HelloAssbutt) October 24, 2016
Traumatized. .. yep that describes how i woke up. #WalkingDeadSeasonPremiere was a brutal ,heartbreaking , & yes.. I feel some kind of way.
— Broken World (@TheBrinkofSane) October 24, 2016
When a show gives you nightmares and panic attacks it's time to stop watching. Too depressing!! #WalkingDeadSeasonPremiere — Elizabeth Luscan (@ejluscan) October 24, 2016
#WalkingDeadSeasonPremiere got me crying like a damn baby. You will be missed Glenn and Abraham. Forever amazing.
— I'm Weird (@TrinLoves5SOS) October 24, 2016
I know I am late on the #WalkingDeadSeasonPremiere , when I saw yesterday's episode my main 3 emotions were Disgusted, Shocked, and Sad. — gabriella (@ItisGabriellaD) October 24, 2016
People saying they're done watching because it's "too violent" or "too dark"?? It's the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! #WalkingDeadSeasonPremiere
— Derek J. Rauscher (@derekj217) October 24, 2016