The last episode of season 6 is one hell of an emotional rollercoaster…or at least it is towards the end. The gang (Glenn, Rosita, Daryl, Michonne, Abraham, Maggie, Rick, Sasha, Aaron, Carl and Eugene) encounter Negan for the very first time, and my goodness did it fill me with anxiety! I was visibly shaking. Now after some really darn tootin’ investigating, I’ve narrowed it down to a few possible people Negan chose to kill.
Let us go back to his wonderful, yet haunting nursery rhyme he used to select his target shall we, along with the people he pointed at during it!
'(Rick) Eeny (Maggy) meeny (Abraham) miny (Michonne) mo
Catch (Daryl) [a tiger] but it’s toe
(Sasha) [If he] hollers (Aaron) let it go
My mother (Carl) told me to pick
The very best (Eugene) one
(Rosita) and you (Aaron) (Maggie) [Are] (unknown) it.'
Hoo, boy! AMC sure know how to kick us whilst we’re down (almost literally) but this time it’s crazy scary because the wonderful cliff hanger they left us on has also left us with so many possibilities. With the use of the comics and some of my friends’ own speculations, it appeared as if Glenn was the one chosen to die in this scene, I mean they perfectly mapped out his death for him, and yet when Negan had the chance to kill him, he sent him back in the line? Nah, that’s too easy, it seems too predictable to be true!
In terms of the rhyme and who Negan points it at, it (of course) starts with Rick, to Maggy, to Abraham, to Michonne, then to Daryl and from there, it’s kind of hard to decipher which direction it goes as our designated crazed powerhouse goes all random with the pointing! I think what’s happening here is a wonderful directory technique in which Negan is talking over the scene whilst it’s happening but it’s not happening in real time, which is why it appears to be going randomly from person to person, with some people getting two words instead of one word per-person.
So I have taken it upon myself to analyse a screenshot from the wonderful scene, let’s try narrow down who got to meet Lucille so very personally! Here's a picture of the line up so you can hopefully understand what I'm trying to get at here:
If we go in the order Negan started with, it goes from Rick to Negan’s left and if we follow on from that with a person per word scenario, it gets to Glenn and then skips over to Eugene at the other end of the line and using that logic over and over until the little song ends, it’s Eugene that gets the ‘wrong end of the stick’ (sorry guys, this is my only way to deal with my feelings).
However, if instead Negan chooses to get to Glenn and then work his way Right, back up the line instead of jumping, it turns out to be Michonne that kicks the bucket, now the only thing with this particular hypothesis is that when Negan points at Carl for the word ‘mother’ it legitimately lines up with that in the poem…which worries me, or maybe it’s purely coincidental? Who knows!?
There’s also the idea that he goes to the right, so if we use the same logic from before and when it gets to Eugene, Negan then skips over to Glenn at the other end of the line until the song ends, in which case it’s Daryl, I'm afraid, ladies and gentlemen!
And then if we apply the same logic that Negan chooses to go through the line, Right to Left instead of jumping; then it’s Maggie who gets to meet Lucille up, close and personal.
There are so many possibilities at the moment and I’m sure I’m not the only one who thought about this…I really hope I’m not the only one who tried to do this, but what do you guys think? Let me know!