Back in January, Reedus coyly addressed how the existing characters will deal with Negan to Empire. "There's going to be a fight. I won't tell you who, when and where, but I can promise you a fight. All of us are about to clash with that motherf*cker. There's a lot of turmoil in the second half of season six." Boy, is he right.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Reedus more explicitly talked about the villain: "It's the most hardcore episode we've ever shot. I couldn't speak after I watched it. And, of course, I knew what was happening, and what was going to happen, and who was involved, but I got to tell you, I couldn't speak for like an hour. And then I just was bombarded with phone calls on my drive home. But that was a rough, rough, rough cut. I will say that it might be the best episode we've ever shot of the show."