Who will kill Negan?
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Will Negan die in ‘The Walking Dead’ season finale? If so, who will do the deed?

Who will kill Negan?

The big question for “The Walking Dead" season finale is who, if anyone, will kill Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan)?

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Rick

In past seasons Rick (Andrew Lincoln), the group’s leader, would be the most likely suspect. But lately he seems more interested in romance.

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Michonne

Michonne (Danai Gurira) is a double threat: She’s deadly at a distance or up close. But she and Rick are in love, and “The Walking Dead” is not a show known for its happily-ever-afterness.

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Carol or Daryl

Fan favorites Carol and Daryl (Melissa McBride, Norman Reedus) have both been sidelined for much of the season. Carol was in a self-imposed pacifist exile and missed Negan’s atrocities, but don’t count her out.

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Daryl

Daryl (Norman Reedus), who blames himself for Glenn’s death, was Negan’s prisoner until he escaped, unbroken.

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Morgan

Now a lapsed pacifist, Morgan (Lennie James) seems to be going a little crazy, again, and just in time. But will he be able to keep it together long enough to get close to Negan?

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Sasha

Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Eugene are both inside the Savior’s compound. Sasha is seemingly helpless as a prisoner, but she has a secret. 

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Eugene

Eugene (Josh McDermitt) is in Negan’s good graces, but has he turned?

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Carl

Carl (Chandler Riggs) already had a chance at Negan. How did he not get a clear shot?

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Rosita

Rosita (Christian Serratos) also had her shot. And there are not many second chances on this show.

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Maggie

Maggie (Lauren Cohan), understandably, is leading from behind, well hidden from the Saviors and safe. At least, as safe as one can be in this post-apocalyptic world.

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King Ezekiel and the tiger

King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) seems nearly ready for battle, but how does he get Negan into the same room as the tiger?

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Judith

Judith (Chloe & Sophia Garcia-Frizzi) is a toddler in a world where loaded guns are readily available. Was she as creeped out by her time with Negan as the audience was? The problem is that, as they say on “South Park,” “‘The Simpsons’ already did it.” When its big cliffhanger was resolved, it was Maggie who shot Mr. Burns.

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Oceanside group

As for the other groups, the women of Oceanside -- left unarmed and vulnerable --  weren’t invited to the party.

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The Junkyard group

The Junkyard group, led by Jadis (Pollyanna McIntosh) seems ready for battle, but what do we really know about it?

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The dead

On this show, never forget the dead. Walkers can show up, uninvited, in any situation and when least expected. They have been weaponized, sometimes they’ve even saved the day. Plus, the mission to kill Negan is likely a suicide mission for whoever gets the honor, and any one of his potential assassins could die, turn and bite.

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Mystery girl

And then there’s the girl, remember the girl? Benjamin (Logan Miller) told Morgan about her, just before the Saviors killed him. Do we even know who she is? Could she be a hidden threat?

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