The Walking Dead officially kicked off its seventh season with a bloody and brutal premiere that saw the deaths of two of Rick's group of survivors. Abraham was the unlucky person who ended up with a face full of Lucille after Negan's round of "eeny meeny miney moe," which didn't come as a huge surprise. A bigger shocker came when Negan decided to beat Glenn to death in punishment for Daryl throwing a punch.
As if that wasn't enough, Negan broke Rick when he very nearly forced Rick to chop off his own son's hand. It was a rough hour of TV, and social media has been buzzing with viewer reactions ever since it aired. Fans seem to be going through the five stages of grief in the wake of the premiere, and we've compiled the best of the best of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Read on to see what others thought of the Season 7 premiere.
Negan pretty thoroughly beat Abraham and Glenn to death. A lot of his scenes even featured bloody chunks of flesh flying off the end of his bat as he gleefully gestured at the survivors. There was no question that the deeds were done. Still, it was much easier for some of us to deny what we saw than actually accept what had happened.
Just as Daryl couldn't deal with what happened to Merle way back in Season 1, some on social media just couldn't process that their favorite had been bashed off to the great zombie apocalypse sanctuary in the sky.
Of course, the dead weren't the only victims in the Season 7 premiere. Poor Maggie lost another loved one. As if possibly miscarrying wasn't bad enough!
Even those of us who might have been spoiled or spent our whole summers speculating weren't necessarily ready for what we saw in the premiere.
Who knows what it will take for everybody to start feeling again?