"The Walking Dead" Season 7 is already nearing its midseason finale and it feels just like yesterday when Glenn and Abraham's brutal deaths break everyone's heart. However, it looks like the biggest heartbreak is yet to come as rumors of Judith being killed off by Negan have been rampant recently. Will the death of Rick's beloved daughter trigger the much-awaited combat against Negan?
"The Walking Dead" Season 7: Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Baby Judith?
Recently, rumors are rife that Rick's youngest child, Judith, will soon meet her demise in the hands of Negan in "The Walking Dead" Season 7 midseason finale. The said death, as tragic as it may sound, is highly possible as explained by Comic Book. The site noted that Judith was killed in "The Walking Dead" comics. However, the said death was not caused by Negan but another notorious villain, the Governor.
Considering the fact that the series is known for tweaking the original storyline from the comics, having Negan do the ruthless killing of an innocent child is a possibility. There were even claims that killing off Judith at the midseason finale of "The Walking Dead" Season 7 is the perfect timing to add more thrill to the series.
"He could do anything with Judith," executive producer Anne Hurd said on Talking Dead. "He could kill her. He could not. He could show a tender side that's gonna throw even more people off balance."
Aside from Judith, Rick's other kid, Carl, has been rumored to exit "The Walking Dead" soon. With Chandler Riggs' contract recently ended, many speculated that his character will be the one to be killed off next. However, there has been no confirmation about Judith or Carl's alleged death yet.
"The Walking Dead" Season 7: Judith's Death To Trigger Groups' Rebellion Against Negan?
If Judith's death did come to fruition in "The Walking Dead" Season 7 midseason finale, it is highly speculated that it will trigger the much-awaited rebellion against Negan. Rumors suggest that the three major groups of survivors - Alexandria, Kingdom, and Hilltop - will join forces to combat Negan and the Saviors.
It's no secret that each character in "The Walking Dead" Season 7 takes things differently. In Alexandria, only a few people showed signs of retaliation - Carl, Michonne, and Maggie. The rest seem to accept the harsh new reality.
With Kingdom and Hilltop coming into play, Rick's Alexandria might have a couple of allies to back them up in case they chose to go to war with Negan and the Saviors. The only question now is if their manpower and resources are enough to stand a chance against the vicious Negan?
Judith's death will definitely be a big blow to Rick. Perhaps big enough to bring out that fierce character he's been forced to hide for their safety. As heartbreaking as it will be, Judith being killed off in "The Walking Dead" Season 7 midseason finale might be the key to finally overthrow Negan and the Saviors.