Major spoilers below for anyone who hasn't yet watched The Walking Dead's latest episode.
Time will tell, but "The Key" seems destined to make the list of The Walking Dead's most intense and exciting installments, bouncing between Simon and Dwight's semi-takeover, Maggie's introduction to Georgie and the biggest Rick and Negan brawl we've seen yet. Viewers watched a pretty decent car chase, turn into hand-to-hand combat, with some walker massacress scattered throughout the extended rumble. Both men eventually survived without any (obvious) fatal wounds, but Rick was in a much better position than Negan, who found himself captured by the increasingly unpredictable Jadis.
The Walking Dead offered up a lot of thinking points across the map in this episode, and here, we're focusing on the big questions we were left with after Rick and Negan's big brawl in "The Key." We'll start off by pondering the fate of the big bad himself.
What'll Happen To Negan?
Of all the people with clear and present motives to put Negan in a shallow grave, Jadis has a comfortable spot near the top, since everyone she knew was savagely murdered by Negan's minions. Of course, the mustachioed maniac only found out about that massacre from Rick not long before being scooped up by Jadis, so he can at least take comfort in pleading ignorance, regardless of whether or not he's believed. Will that be enough to stop Jadis from killing him?
If this were a less fictional scenario, I'd have to think not, what with all the headaches and literal open head wounds that Negan has inspired. But if his survival is meant to drive the narrative forward, then that's what we can expect to see. Far beyond the cranial gash that her gun hopefully left, Negan deserves some mighty painful reminders that his social skills and leadership methods are not in everyone else's best wishes, no matter how highly he likes to speak of himself. So even if Negan survives his latest hiccup, here's hoping Jadis gets artistically vicious during their time together.