This article contains spoilers -- and spoiler-ish theories -- about the most recent episode of The Walking Dead, "Same Boat."
Negan, the widely feared Savior kingpin, demander of supplies and basher of skulls, is dead. Already. Or maybe not.
Here's what we saw: Rick's crew, armed and ready to exterminate, victoriously emerges from the assault on a so-called Savior compound, and captures a man attempting to escape on Daryl's motorcycle. But then a splinter group of Savior survivors informs them via Walkie Talkie that they're holding Maggie and Carol hostage.
By episode's end, Maggie and Carol get the better of their captors and some men who arrive as backup. When Rick questions his hostage, the man announces that he is Negan. One .44 magnum round to the head later, and Rick thinks the mess has been cleaned up.