With The Walking Dead's heavily hyped Season 6 finale now firmly behind us, the questions surrounding [SPOILER ALERT] who exactly was on the receiving end of Negan's bedazzled bat have started fiercely piling up. Jeffrey Dean Morgan's take on Negan has officially (and rather dramatically) arrived, meaning the fate of your respective fav is no longer a matter of safe assumptions and the general deity of Daryl Dixon.
"I feel bad for whoever was on the receiving end of Lucille," Morgan said on Sunday's Talking Dead, as quoted by Entertainment Weekly. "But for me, as soon as I held her, I was Negan. That kind of did it for me." Though Lucille’s victim wasn’t revealed on the finale, leaving fans in a state of suspended dystopia for the next six month, Morgan believes Negan is actually giving Rick Grimes and company some more-than-fair treatment.
"Negan and Rick are very similar," Morgan explained. "I think that Negan's letting him get off kind of easy. I count at least 20 people that Rick and Daryl have killed of my guys." The cliffhanger-savoring scene, Morgan revealed, was actually shot in the freezing cold and required hours of emotional sacrifice: "It was one of the most impressive things I've ever seen a group of actors do."
Scott M. Gimple, The Walking Dead showrunner, also stopped by Talking Dead to offer some insight on the frustrations of that cliffhanger. "The end of the story is what people saw," Gimple said, as quoted by the Hollywood Reporter. "When we reveal who was on the receiving end there, that's going to be the start of another story."
See you in six months, Lucille.