Warning: This article contains spoilers from The Walking Dead Season 7.
The Walking Dead's seventh season has been extremely eventful so far with the death of two main characters, the introduction of much loved comic book character Ezekiel and his pet tiger Shiva as well as a naked Daryl who was tortured with the most sadistic weapon of all — cheesy music. The hit AMC drama left fans traumatized with its extremely graphic season premiere that saw the deaths of both Glenn and Abraham.
Saying goodbye to the two beloved characters was difficult for the fans, especially because Glenn had been a mainstay of the show since the beginning but alas the show must go on. The fans weren't afraid to voice their opinion then and it seems that they feel the same freedom to do so now as many of them took to social media following the latest episode of the long-running post-apocalyptic drama that saw Negan arrive at Alexandria to check up on his new puppets — Rick and the other Alexandrians.
The fans of The Walking Dead have never been afraid to voice their opinion —especially when the controversial Season 6 finale refused to tell us which one of the Alexandrian's died — so there was never any doubt that they would continue to make their thoughts known this season. As always, the reactions are mixed, ranging from upsetting to downright hilarious, which is what makes scrolling through Twitter during an episode of The Walking Dead all the more enjoyable.
Let's start off with Negan's arrival which happened pretty early on the episode. Some people were excited to see Negan arrive at Alexandria:
Negan's arrival at Alexandria solidified the new world order and confirmed that Negan is now in charge of everything and everyone. Some fans didn't take too kindly to his pillaging but others were more worried that his arrival would mean that we would lose some more main characters and we definitely couldn't be having that. Thankfully, that never happened but the fear was still present throughout the entire extended episode.
Although Negan was definitely the star player in the latest episode of The Walking Dead, some fans were too busy noticing Daryl quietly hovering in the background to care about what was going on in Alexandria. Poor Daryl has had it rough this season and it's nice to see that so many people still care about him.
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One of the biggest moments in the episode arrived when Negan used a vulgar metaphor about sliding his dick down Rick's throat and Rick saying "thank you." The internet practically exploded with both outrage and admiration because not only did this line solidify Rick's loss of power, it was a direct quotation from the comics. Who doesn't love it when The Walking Dead follows the comic books?
The episode was incredibly important and although Negan's arrival was the key moment of the episode, some social media users were left reeling from Rick's shocking announcement that Shane is the father of his daughter, Judith. In fact, some were left so upset that they took to Twitter to make their feelings known.
And my personal favorite:
The Walking Dead has certainly changed the rules this season and nothing is certain for the Alexandrians going forward. Rick has not only allowed Negan to take over the community, the tyrant has practically taken over the whole show. Next week's episode will take place with the Hilltop colony and viewers will be reacquainted with Jesus.
Negan has well and truly assumed ownership of Alexandria but will how long will his reign last? I guess we'll have to wait and see. The fans seem to be on board with #TheWalkingDeadSeason7 and the show's new direction, but are you?
Twitterverse has spoken and made its opinions known. What about you though — How did you enjoy the latest episode?
The Walking Dead airs Sundays on AMC.