Lauren Cohan Comments on the Audio of Negan’s Kill in The Walking Dead’s Season Finale

Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 8:33PM
The Walking Dead
Thursday, 21 April 2016 - 8:33PM
Lauren Cohan Comments on the Audio of Negan’s Kill in The Walking Dead’s Season Finale
Most fans of The Walking Dead were not in any way happy about how season six came to an end. After bearing through one of the slowest and possibly one of the most poorly written seasons as of yet, fans were looking forward to a conclusion that was supposed to make it all worth it with the introduction of Negan and the promise of him putting down one of the main survivors. Instead, they were given a cliffhanger at the end of yet another poorly executed season six episode.

That cliffhanger showed Negan using Lucille to kill off one of Rick's group. However, it was shown from a first person perspective, meaning that fans likely won't know exactly who died until season seven commences in the Fall. Of course this has generated quite a lot of excitement and speculation, regardless of the terrible episode itself, and some fans even went through the trouble of slowing down the audio, revealing what sounds like Glenn's final words from the comics: "Mag- Maggie?"

Huffington Post recently got the chance to sit down with Lauren Cohan, and they asked her if the recent speculation about the audio is true. Here's what she had to say:


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Here's a good piece of intel…We shot the scene, and then individually went into a [sound] booth privately to record audio, so I don't know…Nobody knows what anybody else said.
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The cast has definitely done a bang up job of keeping their lips locked, though there have been a couple actors who've worked on the show who've also said they know who gets killed off. Though many of them have been playing it off like they have no clue, many of them also played it off like something cool was going to happen in the season finale, so that doesn't necessarily mean much.

However, the audio does have some things in it that seemingly point to either Glenn or Maggie being the one to get the bat. There are a few others that have a pretty good chance of going down too, but in the end, if it's not Glenn, Maggie, or Daryl, the scene will carry little to no emotional weight, especially after such a long wait between season's six and seven.

There were a couple other fun points brought up in Huffington Post's interview with Cohan, including how she felt working with Jeffrey Dean Morgan under such a different context in Batman v Superman, and whether or not Subway would survive the zombie apocalypse (her answer was "No, because it's so fresh"). They also talked about Carl leaving Enid in that closet, and how she could potentially be there for quite a while.

All in all, hopefully The Walking Dead won't rely so heavily on it's current popularity next season and actually put something forward that reminds fans of why they fell in love with the show in the first place. Season six was full of gimmicks and other attempts to screw with the audience's minds, and that type of cheap storytelling has never been what kept the fans' attention in the past. Now that Negan's been introduced, hopefully that changes the dynamic and allows the creative teams behind the show to get back to what made the show so unique to begin with.
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