The first of the batch of six additional episodes of the tenth season of The Walking Dead has already seen the light. He did it this morning, hand in hand with his original AMC chain and simultaneously with Fox Spain in our country, which will premiere it tonight in its dual version. As expected of this “third half”, the zombie fiction par excellence has reconnected with the survivors to show us more personal stories, the result of filming full of anticovid measures, and, incidentally, tie up some loose ends of ahead of season 11 that will premiere in the summer of 2021.
The first chosen to star in her own episode in the bonus round of season 10 has been, how could it be otherwise, Maggie Rhee ( Lauren Cohan ), who returned in the episode ‘An uncertain destination’ (10×16) last month October to put his grain of sand in the war against the Whisperers, but also to rejoin his former colleagues and friends, whose help he needs to face his own problems.
The episode aired last night, ‘Home Sweet Home’ (10×17), has served, as planned, to shed light on what the character has experienced in these years of absence, but also to introduce us to a grown Hershel Rhee who already They have dubbed “mini-Glenn” and it has touched our hearts and to address what we were all waiting for: the first meeting between Maggie and Negan, now as a free man and member of the community of survivors.
It happened in season 9 of The Walking Dead, but it seems like a century has passed since Maggie left the Hilltop with her son Hershel, then just one year old. The exit of the character occurred at the same time as that of Rick Grimes, which subtracted some protagonism, and through a time jump of several years after which there were not too many explanations. As revealed in the episode Stradivarius (9 × 07), the young leader had left with Georgie ( Jayne Atkinson ), the mysterious leader of a very advanced community of survivors with whom she had exchanged experiences in the eighth installment, to “help” her. launch a new community.
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Although a key player in the final battle against Beta ( Ryan Hurst ) and the rest of the Whisperers, Maggie has returned for help and, in a moment of trust with Daryl ( Norman Reedus ), reveals why she decided to leave and why she let us send letters to Carol ( Melissa McBride ).
“I wasn’t very close to the abyss for long, but when I was… when I was, I just couldn’t stop it.” In her new stage, Maggie explained that she and Georgie, along with the twins ( Misty Ormiston ) and Hilda ( Kim Ormiston ) would dedicate themselves to finding groups of survivors and helping them in the same way they helped Hilltop. Until things, as always, “would go wrong.”
“The reality is that I left because I couldn’t let Negan take up more space in my head, and then I realized that I didn’t want to bring Hershel back to that,” Maggie explained about the reason that led her not to return. “The next morning we met all this great community of people who needed us as much as we needed them. And I thought we were destined. But that ended too.”
Maggie doesn’t know what happened to Georgie, but she reveals the last time she saw the leader and her twins was “a few summers ago” near Knoxville, Tennessee when they headed west. However, Lauren Cohan’s character would be left behind with her son Hershel. Eun one of the last communities they helped.