‘The Walking Dead’: Negan should kill simple-minded Spencer Monroe next, say our readers

More than 60% of our readers say that Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) next victim on “The Walking Dead” should be simple-minded Spencer Monroe (Austin Nichols). That’s quite a whopping lack of support for Alexandria’s surviving Monroe family member, but not at all surprising considering Spencer’s overall lack of smarts during the zombie apocalypse. Do you agree that Spencer should be next to go? Keep voting in our poll below.

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As our contributing editor Sam Eckmann recently wrote, “[Spencer] has already aggravated Negan by denying him entry to Alexandria and hiding away two handguns. Rebellious hotheads like Spencer threaten Negan’s image as an imposing leader, so the Monroe family line might be ending soon.”

Besides the lack of respect he has for bad boy Negan, Spencer also has trouble connecting with the de facto leader of Alexandria, Rick (Andrew Lincoln). Spencer may still be holding a grudge for Rick since Rick’s people essentially took over the town after Spencer’s mother Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh) sacrificed herself last year.

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After killing off both Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) and Glenn (Steven Yeun) in the eye-popping season 7 premiere of “The Walking Dead” last month, Negan and his barbed-wire baseball bat Lucille are hungry for more carnage. Negan’s men visited Alexandria in Episode 4 and the Hilltop Colony in Episode 5 and resisted the urge from killing any main characters, but there’s always next week.

While it looks like simple-minded Spencer Monroe might be the best bet to go next, he’s not the only character on the proverbial chopping block. Spencer, Morgan (Lennie James), Gregory (Xander Berkeley), Heath (Corey Hawkins) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) make up the five most likely characters to be killed off, according to our analysis. Do you agree? Be sure to cast your vote for who’ll die next in our poll below.

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