Lauren Cohan Discusses Justice for Maggie in The Walking Dead

The actress reveals what her character is facing going into the new season.

By Chris Morse

When season 8 and the war with the Saviors concluded, not every character in The Walking Dead felt that justice was served after Rick made the decision to spare Negan instead of executing him. A little bit of fallout on this decision was hinted at in the end of the episode in which Maggie met with Daryl and Jesus in private, expressing a strong distaste for how it all went down.

We expect this story element to play a role in the new season and it might even factor in when Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan make their exits from the series, although it looks like the door will be open for the latter star to make a return for future storylines, which means that Maggie is unlikely to die.

Regarding the possibility of tension over these events, EW spoke with Cohan on the subject and gained some insight into how the character is dealing with this. Here's what the actress had to say.


With 18 months passing by since the conclusion of season 8, these disagreements have not boiled over but should still be a focal point of some of the upcoming character interactions. Cohan dove a little deeper into the subject and mentioned how the war's conclusion is going to affect things going forward between the characters.


The situation doesn't necessarily have to become a civil war in order for it to have an impact on the characters and that's what we seem to be seeing here. We have a feeling that we will start to see those impacts when The Walking Dead returns on Sunday, October 7th.


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