12 Rollercoaster Reactions We All Had During The Season 7 Premiere of 'The Walking Dead'

12 Rollercoaster Reactions We All Had During The Season 7 Premiere of 'The Walking Dead'

It's the reveal we've all been waiting for...
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I couldn't contain my excitement when I realized that "The Walking Dead" was back. I missed Rick's "Carl" calls, Abraham's hysterical one liners, Maggie and Glenn's mid-apocalyptic romance and Daryl — I missed everything about Daryl.

But then I realized how last season ended and a wave of mixed emotions hit me...

*Warning: Spoilers of season seven, episode one, ahead.

1) At first, I was super excited.

My "Sunday fun-day" ritual has been watching "The Walking Dead" since it started. With season 6's cliff-hanger ending, I was naturally excited to see what was going to happen next.

2) But then I got nervous.

As AMC counted down the seconds before the episode aired, my heart felt like it was going to beat out of my chest. I was finally going to find out who Negan's victim was, and I wasn't emotionally ready for it.

3) I became impatient.

I thought Negan's victim would be revealed within the first minutes of the show. But no! They continued to tease viewers at who it possibly could be, when Rick had flashbacks of each character from that night.

Can we just find out already?

4) I felt played with!

Negan dumped Rick in the middle of a walker parade to find an axe that he purposely threw out. Rick found it, fought off a few walkers, found sanctuary on the top of the RV, all while having flashbacks of different characters.

Sasha? Eugene? Aaron? Abraham? Maggie? Daryl? Michonne? CARL?


Nope, we still don't know. Rick's recollections aren't telling us a thing. Until finally, it sinks in.

5) Then I was in shock.

We finally found out who Negan's victim was...

R.I.P. Abraham. Watching that scene was hard. Really, really hard. The way Negan made sure that the group wouldn't move an inch or say a thing while he pummeled Abraham, was totally disheartening.

But you could see the acceptance in Abraham's face. He took Negan's barb-wired baseball bat, Lucille, like a champ. Not to mention, his final line! Abraham: 1. Negan: 0.

6) So I tried to be optimistic.

I mean, the group's going to get their revenge, right? Right? And they could survive without Abraham. As long as Daryl, Glenn and Rick were still together. The three musketeers. The three best friends.

7) But that was quickly shattered.

Negan just isn't a redeemable, good guy. The way he taunted Rosita with Lucille, forcing her to look at Abraham's dripping blood, was sick.

And Daryl couldn't stand it. Now, I usually love when Daryl fights back; but this is the one time he really needed to be submissive.

Could you just stand down this time, Daryl?

8) I got seriously scared.

He wouldn't be the Daryl we all love, if he didn't fight back, so when Daryl lunged at Negan and punched him, I really forgot to breathe.

I thought (or maybe I screamed?): not Daryl, not Daryl, not Daryl. I thought he was the next on Negan's pitch list.

9) I completely lost it.

My plea was heard, Negan didn't kill Daryl.

But he killed Glenn, instead.

With a quick swing of his bat (seriously, I didn't anticipate it), Negan killed one of the most beloved characters in the entire series.

This is really a testament to his evil; instead of making Daryl accountable for his actions, he chose to take it out on someone else. It was a worse consequence.

Glenn could barely speak after getting his skull bashed in, but he tried anyway for Maggie, and it was a horrible sight. One of his eyeballs popped out of his head, and Negan made a joke about it.

My heart broke for Maggie. My heart broke for the group. My heart broke for me.

And Negan still kept swinging his bat.

10) Then I got really confused again.

After Rick's flashback of Abraham and Glenn's deaths, we find that he's still on top of the RV. Negan starts shooting at the roof to get him off, but the ground is swarmed by walkers, so there's no way he can fall and not get bitten. He didn't have the axe, either.

As soon as he's about to plunge to his potential death and get devoured, Negan shoots all the walkers and saves Rick.

Then he left him in a life-or-death-situation again, and then saved him. Again.

So, what are you exactly trying to do here, Negan? These mind games... I hate them — and he wasn't done.

11) It was all too much.

Just when I thought this episode couldn't get worse, Negan tried to get Rick to chop his own son's arm off (WTF)!

It was emotionally, mentally and physically draining to watch this scene and this entire episode. The Rick Grimes we knew completely unraveled with Negan's sick antics. He really begged and pleaded for Negan's empathy (which let's be real, he has none), and the group looked absolutely helpless.

Is this what I signed up for?

12) I'm in denial.

Seeing the whole group beaten down was rough.

Everyone sat in helplessness next to Glenn and Abraham's bodies. It was definitely the group's lowest point. Maggie's attempt at a motivational speech just made the hit even harder, and when the surviving characters carried the bodies together, I really felt like I lost someone, too.

The imaginary scene of Rick's entire group having Sunday family dinner, with Glenn (sitting with the kid he'll never get to meet) and Abraham at the end of the table, was the final tearjerker of the episode.

It's just not going to be the same anymore. But I do believe that in time, Rick's group will recover, and so will the fans.

Besides, that's what Abraham and Glenn would want.


So bring it on, Negan.

AMC's "The Walking Dead," airs on Sundays at 9/8c.

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Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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After 'Extremely Wicked' And 'The Stranger Beside Me,' We Now Understand The Criminal Mind Of Ted Bundy

1 hour and 50 minutes, plus 550 pages later.

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Netflix recently released a movie in May called "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile" (2019), based on the life of Ted Bundy from his girlfriend's viewpoint.

In 1980, an author and former Seattle police officer, Ann Rule, published a book about her experience and personal, close friendship with Ted Bundy, called "The Stranger Beside Me."

These two sources together create an explosion of important information we either skim over or ignore about Ted Bundy. Watching this movie and reading this book can really open your eyes to who Ted Bundy really was. Yeah, there are the confession tapes on Netflix, too, but these other things can really tie it all into one big masterpiece of destruction.

I swear, it will blow your mind in different ways you never thought possible.

In the movie, "Extremely Wicked", Zac Efron stars as the infamous Ted Bundy, America's most notorious serial killer. He portrayed the murderer who kidnapped, killed, and raped 30 women or more. Personally, he made a great Ted Bundy, mannerisms and all. Lily Collins stars as Ted's girlfriend who was easily manipulated by Ted and believed that he was innocent for years.

The movie is told in the order that Liz, Ted's girlfriend, remembers.

In the book, "The Stranger Beside Me", Ann Rule writes about Ted Bundy, who used to be her old friend. They met while working at a crisis center in the state of Washington and were close ever since. Like Liz, Ann believed he was innocent and that he was incapable of these horrific crimes.

Ted Bundy had made both Liz and Ann fools. He easily manipulated and lied to both women about many things for years, his murders being "one" of them.

Okay, so we all know that Ted Bundy was absolutely guilty as hell and totally murdered those women. 30 women or more. He literally confessed to that, but researchers and authorities believe that number to be way higher.

But... you must know that the movie and the book tell two different stories that lead to the same ending. That's why it's so intriguing.

At one point, I couldn't stop watching the movie. Then, I bought Ann Rule's book and was completely attached to it. I couldn't put it down.

For me, Ted Bundy is interesting to me. Unlike most young girls today, I don't have a thing for him nor do I think he's cute or hot. I know that he used his charm and looks to lure women into his murderous trap. That's why it's so hard to understand why this movie and book created a new generation of women "falling in love" with Ted Bundy.

GROSS: He sodomized women with objects. He bludgeoned women with objects or his own hands. He was a necrophile. Look those up if you have not a clue of what they mean. That could change your mind about your own feelings for Ted Bundy.

After "Extremely Wicked" and "The Stranger Beside Me", I now understand the criminal mind of Ted Bundy. He was insane, but he was also smart, put together, educated, charming, and lots more. That's why I'm so interested in why his brain was the way it was.

The criminal mind is an interesting topic for me anyway, but for Ted Bundy, it was amazing to learn about.

I highly recommend both the movie and the book I quickly read in two weeks! If you want answers, they are there.

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