Dalton Ross
September 01, 2016 AT 12:00 PM EDT

First off, let’s hear it for Melissa McBride’s mom. That’s because with all the confusion over who from Negan’s line-up of death was killed in The Walking Dead’s season 6 cliffhanger, McBride’s mother worried for a moment that Carol was the one who was murdered…even though Carol wasn’t even there!

McBride shared that particular story with us when we asked her about all the people asking her to tell them who was offed in the finale. She also had high praise for what’s to come in the season 7 premiere on Oct. 23.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Melissa, how often in the past few months have people been coming up to you asking who died in the finale and trying to get you to spill the beans?

MELISSA McBRIDE: They ask, but they don’t try to get me to spill the beans. They ask and it’s a lot of me saying, “If I could tell you, would you really want me to tell you?” And then they’re like, “No. I want to know, but I want to wait. I don’t want to know. I don’t know if I want to know. It’s driving me nuts!”

It’s like that itch that you want to scratch, but at the same time, you know you shouldn’t.

That’s my mother. She’s so funny. She’s like, “I want to know who died!” And then I was talking to her just days ago and she was like, “Did you die?” I’m like, “Mom, I wasn’t in that scene.” She goes, “I just don’t know. Somebody died.”

There was a very strong reaction both ways to that finale. I’ve talked to a lot of people that absolutely loved it and I’ve talked to a lot of people that were really angry about having to wait those six months. And I’m sure you heard both of that too.

Oh, I’ve heard it. I’ve heard it all. But, you know, it’s entertaining. It’s compelling and some people like cliffhangers, some people hate them, and that’s just part of the experience. But I hope those people that feel jilted will tune in because the premiere is just going to be… oh God, it’s going to rock the walls. The wait is worth it. Whether you’re angry with it or whether you liked the cliffhanger or whether you’re pissed off about it, the wait is worth it.

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