One of the greatest cliffhangers ever executed in episodic television happened at the end of season six of “The Walking Dead” when our intrepid heroes were captured by Negan and his gang. Negan, to teach a lesson about the cost of resisting him, brings down a barbed wire covered bat on one of our heroes’ head. But which one? We’ll have to tune into the first episode of season seven to find out.

However, according to Cinema Blend, the actor who plays Negan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, may have spilled the beans about who his character does not kill at a Comic-Con panel.

He was sitting down with Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Steven Yeun (Glenn) and Norman Reedus (Daryl) and was, of course, asked the question of who does the dirt nap starting in the first episode of the upcoming season.

No one at this table, Morgan said slyly as he and Andrew Lincoln exchanged a significant look.

What are “The Walking Dead” fans supposed to make of that?

The production has taken great care to conceal the identity of the unfortunate character who falls beneath Negan’s barbed bat, going so far as to film the scene with each of the captives and choosing which one to use in editing.

Why would Jeffrey Morgan spill part of the big reveal, one guaranteed to attract a huge audience, considering all the efforts made to keep it more classified than the nuclear codes?

One possibility is that the actor slipped and is even now getting a chewing out by the production staff about the absolute necessity of security.

Another possibility is that “The Walking Dead” is pulling a head fake. Maybe the victim (rumor has it that it may be Glenn) does not “technically” get his head stove in by Negan but rather dies as a result of the first blow or so.

Another, out there possibility, is that Negan, a mercurial fellow in the graphic novel, changes his mind at the last minute and decides to kill no one, thinking that going right up to the edge and then drawing back is enough – for now.

How the fans would react to the third option can only be imagined.

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