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Catch the cliffhanger of the year

Catch the cliffhanger of the year



Season 6 of The Walking Dead ended with one of the cast being mercilessly slaughtered off-screen by bat-wielding baddie Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). With season 7 premiering on Monday 24 October, you’ll soon find out who it is! No idea what we’re talking about? Don’t worry, you can catch every single episode ever made on Virgin TV Box Sets until 11 November  – making now the perfect time to get up to speed, or refresh your memory if you’re already on board. In the meantime, we’re placing our bets on which characters are least likely to survive season 7 and who’s got the best chance of making it to the bitter end!


Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun)

Like a man with persistent and troublesome haemorrhoids, dad-to-be Glenn hasn’t smiled in any meaningful sense since season 2. And once you throw nappies and interrupted sleep into the equation, he’s going to be un-ruddy-bearable.

Odds of survival: 3/1


Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus)

Dispatching reformed hillbilly Daryl could be the shock death that’s been missing from the show for a while, with peripheral characters being picked off on a regular basis. He’s already seriously crossed Negan, but even if he survives this game of deadly baseball, his number might be up.

Odds of survival: 3/1


Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos)

Rosita’s number could be up this season, if Negan doesn’t get to her first. Sure, she’s a team player, but other than being skilled at exterminating walkers and being Abraham’s now ex-girlfriend, no one could guarantee her a place in the crew.

Odds of survival: 4/1


Michonne (Danai Gurira)

With some slinky Barry White sounds on her internal jukebox, no one’s killing Michonne off just yet. She’s only just hooked up with Andrew Lincoln’s Rick after a fair bit of simmering will they-won’t they flirtation action, amid all the dangling entrails. Presuming she escapes Negan’s trusty maiming bat, she’s safe.

Odds of survival: 10/1 


Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz)

No one carries off a massive moustache quite like the humour vacuum that is ex-soldier Abraham. But one cannot rely on one’s unique grooming in the hope of survival.

Odds of survival: 4/1 


Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan)

For shock value, pregnant Maggie would be a high-value target, but also a bit beyond the pale, even for a show as wilfully gruesome as this one. She represents the future. Take it away, and all you’ve got left is goo, corpses, oppressive weather and extreme foraging. Not the stuff of long-lasting TV series.

Odds of survival: 20/1 


Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln)

Our post-traumatic sheriff is going to be just fine, and not only because of the new and sexy chemistry between him and sword-wielding zombie decapitator Michonne (though he’ll have to sleep with one eye open if he ever dumps her). Plus he’s probably too grizzled and grumpy to be eaten. Would probably taste all sour.

Odds of survival: 1/50


Sasha Williams (Sonequa Martin)

She’s feisty and she’s got PTSD. That’s pretty much all you can say for Sasha, despite being in the show as a regular since season 4. Could she survive season 7? Yes. Would anyone care that much if she didn’t? Possibly not. Cruel, perhaps, but then it’s a cruel, smelly world out there.

Odds of survival: 5/1


Aaron (Ross Marquand)

Last in, first out – no one would weep for relatively recent arrival Aaron were he mauled/beaten to death. Though he does seem like a thoroughly decent chap. Could that be his saving grace? Maybe the showrunners will have to make us care a bit more before dispatching him. He could be safe. For now.

Odds of survival: 6/1


Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs)

Would that some wandering zombie would take a bite out of Georgia’s most surly teenager, Carl Grimes. He might be the boss’s son, but that doesn’t preclude him from some kind of violent demise, plus it would have the dual effect of propelling Rick into a murderous rage. It’s a win-win.

Odds of survival: 4/1


Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt)

Despite hair that’s truly unforgivable (business at the front, party at the back), full-time wazzock Eugene seems somehow impossible to kill, despite nearly being chewed alive an average of 14 times per episode due to his own bumbling incompetence. Like cockroaches, Eugene and his wretched barnet will weather the apocalypse.

Odds of survival: Evens

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