The Walking Dead: So Should Maggie Kill Negan? Lauren Cohan Weighed In

With AMC's The Walking Dead getting ready to kick off its 11th and final season beginning Sunday night, there has been a ton of attention focused on how a now-returned Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) are going to be able to co-exist in the same space moving forward what with all of the bloody baggage between them and all. And though the Reapers and the Commonwealth should be more than enough to keep them distracted, it's pretty clear that Maggie's going to have to make a decision on how this whole thing ends- one way or the other. Now, Cohan is offering her thoughts on the Maggie/Negan dynamic and if Maggie should put the ex-Saviors leader down for good.

The Walking Dead: So Should Maggie Kill Negan? Lauren Cohan Weighed In
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As Cohan sees it, killing Negan would be a quick fix for Maggie in the short-term but big picture, the damage would be too great to Maggie as the person she's worked so hard to become. "Let's say she kills Negan, and it seems like it's the solution to the problem. If she lets herself go down that road, I think she has truly let go of who she was. This is just Lauren speaking, but I think there's something to be gained for how they could reach a resolution. And I don't think Maggie's consciously thinking this, but she does know that if she lets that dark wave sort of crest and wash over her, then it's over. Everything you have struggled to keep alive in all these years as you've traipsed the earth, looking for a better life and a life worth living, it's over," Cohan explained during her interview with EW. "And these animals she's come across out there, these animalistic people who are just eking out a life [like the Reapers?] – that's them if they let it go. That's them if they give in to kill or be killed, and we can't let that happen. And she, thank God, has Hershel [Kien Michael Spiller] to fight for and to fight for that life."

In the following new preview for the season opener "Acheron Part 1", Daryl's (Norman Reedus) newly-discovered military base is now a possible source for food so he heads out on a food run with Carol (Melissa McBride), Kelly (Angel Theory), Jerry (Cooper Andrews), Rosita (Christian Serratos), Lydia (Cassady McClincy), Maggie (Cohan), Alden (Callan McAuliffe), and more. As for how it goes? Well, you know that expression, "little things mean a lot"? Well, let's just say that "a lot" isn't always a good thing. Like when it involves a lot of walkers all waking up at the same time:

Here's a look at the epic first trailer for the return of The Walking Dead that was released during Comic-Con@Home (make sure to stay through to the very end)- and if you think the Reapers look like a different and very dangerous group? That's because they are…

Now here's a look at The Walking Dead: The Final Season Trilogy, with Part One set for Sunday, August 22; Parts Two and Three are set to be unleashed in 2022:

AMC also released four mini-teasers for the long-running series' final run, with "Survivor", "Outnumbered", "Guarded", and "Threatened" offering a greater sense of just how different our heroes' world is about to become:

Previously on "The Walking Dead," our survivors confronted past demons and combated new threats, with friendships and relationships suffering from the mounting collateral damage that is the apocalypse. Alexandria is severely compromised, left a former shell of the home it once was from the carnage and devastation left behind by the Whisperers.

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Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC

Now all who live in Alexandria struggle to refortify it and feed its increasing number of residents, which include the survivors from the fall of the Kingdom and the burning of Hilltop; along with Maggie and her new group, the Wardens. Alexandria has more people than it can manage to feed and protect. Their situation is dire as tensions heat up over past events and self-preservation rises to the surface within the ravaged walls.

The Walking Dead: So Should Maggie Kill Negan? Lauren Cohan Weighed In
Photo Credit: Josh Stringer/AMC

They must secure more food while they attempt to restore Alexandria before it collapses like countless other communities they have come across throughout the years. But where and how? More haggard and hungrier than ever before, they must dig deeper to find the effort and strength to safeguard the lives of their children, even if it means losing their own. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to those at Alexandria, Eugene, Ezekiel, Yumiko, and Princess are still being held captive by mysterious soldiers who are members of a larger and unforthcoming group.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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