Warning: this tale has spoilers for Sunday’s “Lockdown” midseason premiere of The Strolling Dead. With the flip of a coin, Lance Hornsby (Josh Hamilton) was to choose the fates of Oceanside, Hilltop, and Alexandria in April’s “Acts of God” midseason finale. After employed gun Leah (Lynn Collins) failed to destroy Hilltop leader Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan), the Commonwealth’s formidable and duplicitous Deputy Governor took the allied communities by force. Amid a manhunt for Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) and Aaron (Ross Marquand) — and with Maggie and AWOL trooper Daryl (Norman Reedus) in Hornsby’s crosshairs — Daryl shot the coin-flipping conniver in the confront.
The Going for walks Useless‘s last midseason premiere, titled “Lockdown,” confirmed an unhinged Hornsby hunting Daryl and Maggie’s group, joined by Riversiders Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his pregnant wife Annie (Medina Senghore). “This finishes right here,” Hornsby advised his squad of white-armored troopers, purchasing their targets shot on sight.
Trapped guiding military services checkpoints, it was a race towards time for the team to extract their persons from the Commonwealth in advance of Hornsby could get a signal and radio his spies back at the local community. Within the Commonwealth’s partitions, Governor Pamela Milton (Laila Robins) tried to quell her possess riot, unaware of her deputy governor’s attempted coup d’état.
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Flanked by Hornsby’s squad of troopers, Daryl’s team moved underground via the sewers, selecting to draw their enemies to them. Outnumbered and outgunned, Daryl’s group ambushed the Commonwealth soldiers in an armed standoff. The episode finished with Daryl placing his knife to the throat of a hostage Hornby — who then grinned as the episode slash to black.
Will Hornsby be taken useless or alive? Images from the closing episodes — spoiler warn! — exhibit Hornsby in Commonwealth custody. Like his trusty coin, could Hornsby flip above a new facet?
“I you should not feel he at any time experienced a issue with his morals to get started with,” Hamilton solely told ComicBook. “I never consider Lance thinks of himself of possessing nefarious aims. I believe he is out to do the finest occupation he can, I feel.”
Requested if Hornsby might locate redemption behind bars like Negan, Hamilton stated, “I will not consider, in his mind, he has a redemption to make. He’s just seeking to just do the most effective he can and for the Commonwealth and for himself, also. But I will not believe he feels like he has a moral U-flip to make.”
As for what destiny could have in retailer for Hornsby immediately after these final 8 episodes, a limited-lipped Hamilton joked, “We are in talks of establishing a musical phase manufacturing just termed ‘Hornsby!’ With a significant exclamation level. I believe it is heading to truly transform musical theater as we know it.”