'The Walking Dead' spoilers: Episode 9 to introduce Negan? Speculations suggest Daryl may die

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Things are getting bloodier with the recent episode of AMC’s hit post-apocalyptic series, “The Walking Dead.”

With the latest episode seeing the death of Deanna, seemingly putting Rick Grimes in charge of the people of Alexandria, and having the walls of the safe zone get crushed by a horde of walkers, speculations have it that the narrative may take an even more heart-thumping turn after the mid-season finale titled “Start to Finish.”

According to Huffington Post, Andrew Lincoln who portrays Rick previously teased that episode nine may be the craziest one they have, “I think nine is the most crazy episode we’ve had. I dropped my script when I read it. I was just like, ‘Nooo! We’re doing that?’ So yeah, it’s crazy. It’s amazing storytelling. I think [showrunner] Scott Gimple and the team have just outdone themselves this season.”

During the prologue for the next story revealed as a post-credit scene last Sunday, it showed that Sasha, Daryl, and Abraham played by Sonequa Martin-Green, Norman Reedus, and Michael Cudlitz, have been stopped on the road by a biker gang who proclaimed that their property now belongs to Negan. It is the first time the show gives reference to the upcoming villain role to be portrayed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Comic book readers will remember that he is actually the person who killed Glenn using a bat wrapped with barbed wires when he took revenge for the murders of the members of his team called The Saviors.

However, since Glenn has survived in the TV adaptation, some reports speculate that it may be Daryl who will receive the wrath of Negan instead. What added to the assumption is that Dixon has signed up for more projects including a motorcycle show in the network.

Moreover, it seems like the infamous part where Carl has the side of his face blown off by a bullet during a chaotic situation with the walkers may also be shown in one of the upcoming installments.

“The Walking Dead” airs every Sunday on AMC.