By now, you surely know about the way that Season Six of the The Walking Dead ended. The newly introduced villain Negan was about to bash in the skull of one of our most beloved characters in an scene that would surely rock every fan of the show. After a tense game of “Eeeny, Meeny, Miny, Moe,” Negan had made his choice.
Too bad nobody got to see it, because the people in charge of the show decided to end the episode with a dumb cliffhanger instead of a horrifying, yet important, moment. Almost everyone was outraged, calling it a cheap marketing trick.
Robert Kirkman, the creator of the hit graphic novel series and executive producer of the AMC show, offered a lengthy explanation, coupled with an apology, in the latest edition of the comics. In the letters at the end of Issue #154, Kirkman addresses the now-infamous Negan cliffhanger.
Okay, so that was more of a half-apology. Maybe their intentions were good, in trying to create a suspenseful and interesting ending. But the execution of those good intentions failed miserably. We’ll have to wait until Season Seven airs to get any closure, but for many people, the impact and shock value of the moment has already sizzled out.