'The Walking Dead' Season 10 Finale: Will Maggie kill Negan in Season 11? A look at his pre-apocalypse life

The Season 10 finale ends with Negan introspecting as we get a glimpse of his life before the zombies and evil took over


                            'The Walking Dead' Season 10 Finale: Will Maggie kill Negan in Season 11? A look at his pre-apocalypse life
Lauren Cohan in 'The Walking Dead' (AMC)

Spoilers for 'The Walking Dead' Season 10 extended episodes

The extended episodes for Season 10 are officially about to come to an end with 'The Walking Dead' Season 10 Episode 22 'Here's Negan'. We're not too surprised about the title since we were aware that this season will focus on the inherent personalities of each character. We've gone into the mind of Princess (Paola Lázaro), and in the previous episode, we even saw us recounting Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol's (Melissa McBride) broken relationship.

In this episode, it's Negan's (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) turn, and we all have one question? How did the Savior's leader become the evil man he is, or was? We'll never really know if Negan has changed or has the capability of chance. Here, we see Negan meet himself, as we're taken back through a much-needed course of flashbacks — we meet Lucille (Hilarie Burton-Morgan), his wife, not his bat. 'Here's Negan' aired on AMC+ on April 1, 2021, and will air on AMC on April 4, 2021. The official synopsis for the finale episode reads, "With Maggie back at Alexandria, Carol takes Negan on a journey, hoping to minimize the increasing tension. There, Negan has too much time to self-reflect and comes to a conclusion about his future."

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Negan pre-apocalypse

Since those that have subscribed to AMC+ have already watched the Season 10 finale, spoilers are unavoidable. But we've warned you. Negan is exiled as Carol takes him into the woods and Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) is back, and she hasn't forgiven Negan for Glenn's (Steven Yeun) murder. Negan is obviously the main man in the finale episode and during the time of him being exiled, he's visited by his past self.

We hear his past self say, "It's time to face the facts, old man: You are nothing without her." He's speaking of Lucille, of course. There are several flashbacks that give us, the audience, a way of understanding why Negan was as evil as he was before he was defeated by Rick in Season 8. Without giving too many spoilers away, we will tell you that the Negan in these flashbacks isn't the Negan we were introduced to in Season 6 — he's more cowardly in his flashbacks.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Hilarie Burton in 'Here's Negan' (AMC)

 

Through his flashbacks, we find out that his wife Lucille was going through chemotherapy and he in fact was an amazing husband. We also find out how Lucille the bat came to be, but we'll leave you to watch that. Not to mention, pre-apocalypse, his marriage wasn't that great but we get some very powerful scenes that the nice guy in Negan was suppressed by the time we were introduced to him. Also, Lucille's death isn't pretty and an incident like that doesn't leave you.

It's after Lucille's death, that the Negan we know (and hate) makes an appearance. We hear him say, "There were consequences to me seeing red. Seeing red was a bad thing then. But see, now nobody's suing anybody, nobody's getting fired. Hell, nobody's keeping score. Now, when I see red, it's just a question of what I am capable of. See, I am starting to think that I am capable of damn near anything."

Hilarie Burton in 'Here's Negan' (AMC)

 

Will Maggie kill Negan in Season 11?

Now, we want to say that Negan's changed and all is well and good, but it's not so black and white. You see, Negan isn't interested in living in exile and goes back to Alexandria as a shocked Maggie watches him and a concerned Carol warns him that Maggie will kill him. Thing is, he doesn't turn around. Old Negan, is that you?

We have to say that the Negan and Maggie saga isn't over yet but we're waiting on a resolution. We're thinking that the evil Negan is most likely back and he won't put up with disrespect if the past has taught us anything. Maggie is fully capable of killing Negan, but who's death will Season 11 bring? We're thinking the next season will (hopefully) bring other factions, tell us more on the Commonwealth and the Reapers, and of course more on the Negan storyline - Lucille (the bat) won't rest that easy.

The Walking Dead' Season 10 air every Sunday at 9 pm EST on AMC.

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