Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan in The Walking Dead, Season 6.
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May 26, 2016 6:01 PM EDT

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the sixth season of The Walking Dead.

Although the closing moments of The Walking Dead‘s sixth season finale garnered mixed reactions, Norman Reedus — who plays the crossbow-wielding Daryl Dixon on the AMC drama — promises the events of season 7 will totally make up for that doozy of a cliffhanger.

The 47-year-old actor made an appearance on Entertainment Weekly Radio Thursday morning and addressed the question that still has fans talking — who was the victim of Negan’s brutal barbwire-covered bat attack? “I don’t like spoilers, to be honest, I don’t want people to tell me the ending to the movie when we sit down in a movie theater. I don’t like them, so I don’t do them,” he said.

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Reedus went on to say he believes the ends will justify the means when the show returns. “Trust me. I think probably the planet is going to explode. That’s my feeling. It’s so good,” he said of season seven. “Every time we go on a promotional tour talking about what’s going to come, we all say, ‘Oh my God, it’s amazing. I can’t wait for you to see it.’ But it continually surprises me how this show grows and is put together and the execution of it — no pun intended. It blows my mind. It just continually reaches a new plateau every single time, and this is the highest plateau we’ve ever been. So just wait. It’s worth the wait, trust me.”


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