*WARNING: Spoilers ahead for the season finale of 'The Walking Dead.' If you still haven't seen it yet, read no further.*
After months of teasing, it was somewhat disappointing to find that the death of a major character in The Walking Dead would be relegated to a POV shot and yet another cliffhanger. Pair that controversial ending with the fact that we will have to wait months to find out who was on the receiving end of Negan's wrath, and you've got yourself an understandably pissed-off fanbase.
If you were one of the hordes of Walking Dead fans who found themselves uncontrollably enraged by Sunday night's season finale episode, you're in good company. Fans are so incensed by "Last Day on Earth" that they're actually expressing their anger in one of the few ways we know how: a petition.
Mason Cade Packer, a Walking Dead-head from the fair islands of New Zealand, recently launched a petition that is hoping to force AMC to reveal who faced Lucille in the final seconds of Season 6.
According to Packer's page on Change.org, disgruntled fans aim to garner enough support that the network will be forced to buckle under the weight of their demands:
I would like AMC to show us who Negan killed in the Season 6 finale of The Walking Dead. We want this either in an interim episode that borders Season 6 and 7, or a short R-Rated webisode that shows us the death in all it's bloody glory. Either of these are fine as long as it's released before May 30th.
While a part of me admires this ambitious goal, a larger part knows that even with its 2,010 signatures and counting, this is all pretty pointless. I highly doubt AMC will respond positively to an internet ultimatum that lists no adverse repercussions. Besides, who are we to question the likes of Scott Gimple and Greg Nicotero?
Waiting until October to find out which character was Lucille bait might not be an ideal situation, but as Negan actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan told Entertainment Weekly, fans just have to believe in The Walking Dead's showrunners:
"I understand the fans’ frustration, I get that; that being said … I have to trust these writers and showrunners. They know what they’re doing; a lot of people watched for 6 seasons, and I believe that they’ll be back to see who met Lucille and as the story continues to grow."
Disappointing as it might have been, let's all take a breather and remember that this is The Walking Dead, a show that rarely, if ever, lets us down. Time to bite the bullet and accept our fates in cliffhanger limbo. In TWD we trust, I guess!
Season 7 of 'The Walking Dead' will air on AMC on October 9.