Warning: this tale has spoilers for The Walking Dead’s “Lockdown” midseason premiere. The eleventh and closing season of The Strolling Lifeless hasn’t forgotten Glenn (Steven Yeun). “Acheron: Section I” observed a clash between Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) when he told her she would not set him down like a canine “like Glenn was.” In “Hunted,” the sight of Negan’s blood-dripping crowbar evoked photos of Glenn’s loss of life at the conclusion of Negan’s “vampire bat” Lucille. And on Sunday’s premiere of the final 8 episodes, titled “Lockdown,” the most up-to-date point out of Glenn happened during a scene among Maggie and Daryl (Norman Reedus).
While on the operate from Lance Hornsby (Josh Hamilton) and Commonwealth troopers, Maggie apologized to Daryl for getting to shoot dead former flame Leah (Lynn Collins) to help you save her lifetime in April’s “Functions of God” midseason finale. “Glenn would have required me to appear out for you,” Daryl told Maggie. “You you should not have to at any time say sorry. Not to me.”
On Chatting Dead, episode director Greg Nicotero revealed Daryl mentioning Glenn in that instant was Reedus’ plan.
“She’d just long gone rogue, shot my ‘girlfriend’ form of, and now these people today are soon after us. But that scene received altered a minor bit,” Reedus claimed. “I introduced it up, ‘We have not spoken about it. We should say one thing.’ The Glenn point was, I believe, my thought.”
Maggie and Daryl are “so shut to every other, and they never have to apologize or demonstrate on their own,” Reedus ongoing. “I just thought it was significant to allow her know, ‘I’ve got your again, you have obtained my again.'”
In an exclusive interview with ComicBook, Cohan characterised Maggie and Daryl’s dynamic — courting again to the Greene relatives farm in Time 2 — as “like brother and sister.”
“I won’t be able to picture if the scenario was reversed for Maggie and there was anyone [who Maggie loved trying to kill Daryl]. I are unable to imagine her hesitating to conserve him for the reason that they have been through everything with each other,” Cohan said. “It really is family in the deepest sense of the term, truly. So it is heartbreaking that he does have to shoot [Leah] but you can find also an element of, he let her go earlier [in ‘No Other Way’] and it did turn out bad.”