**THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS**
It’s February & we all know what that means….THE WALKING DEAD RETURNS!
So here’s the thing: Since I can remember I have fallen for the bad guys. How cliché, I know! Seriously though, I often start to wonder if there is a point where it has gone too far? Apparently the answer is yes, I have in fact gone too far this time; Negan.
Anyone who watches The Walking Dead as religiously as myself will know exactly who I’m talking about, let’s face it, he’s pretty hard to miss. When Negan first came onto our screens in the last episode of season six, I felt like I had been hit in the face with a barbed wire wrapped baseball bat…heh heh…my knees buckled and my jaw dropped, metaphorically speaking of course, and before I knew it, I was in love.
Negan is a bad guy. He is a very, very, very bad guy; I think we’ve pretty much established that by now. With the help of his band of loyal followers, The Saviours, and of course his trusty sidekick, Lucille, he has killed off more than one of our beloved characters and does not seem to be slowing down the massacre. However, much to my boyfriend’s displeasure, there seems to be something about Negan’s slicked back hair, salt and pepper stubble and charming yet sadistic demeanour which leaves me desperately wishing that he would leave the fictional world and somehow stroll into my life.
The return of The Walking Dead means the return of Negan and quite frankly, I can’t wait! The real question is though, what’s going to happen next?
The last we saw was Daryl Dixon being reunited with the gang after escaping as Negan’s prisoner, and it seems as though Rick is preparing everyone for a war; this is the first time in a long while that we have actually seen a snippet of the old Rick. Let’s face it, recently Rick has been a bit of a cry baby and it’s about time that he pulled himself together!
I know that many of you will be hoping that Negan meets his comeuppance in the second half of season 7 however, I can honestly -hand on heart- say that I do not share that hope; in fact, I have a strong feeling that a few tears may be shed if we do witness Negan’s demise. I should probably begin preparing myself for it now as unfortunately I don’t believe that this post-apocalyptic world is big enough for both Rick Grimes and Negan.
Let me know in the comments if you share this love of Negan & reassure me that I’m not the only one!