Hell hath no fury like a pregnant, pissed-off Maggie in "The Walking Dead" Season 7.
Maggie (Lauren Cohan) was having a bad day even before she ended up watching the love of her life bashed to bits in "The Walking Dead" Season 7 premiere. She got a haircut -- haircuts are cursed on this show, nothing good follows a haircut -- then felt sharp pains in her stomach. Rick Grimes and the group were taking her to Hilltop when everything happened with Negan, Abraham, and Glenn.
We saw Rick go through several stages of breaking down, and Norman Reedus said Daryl never forgives himself for Glenn's death, and loses his fight. But Lauren Cohan told Entertainment Weekly that Negan's actions "light this crazy fuse" in Maggie that we see in her from this point forward. She may be too ready to fight.
Here's part of what Cohan told EW about Maggie's future:
"I think it's very Glenn that she gets up and insists on taking his body and she wants to protect him and give him a funeral that he deserves and that overcomes all the inhibition. And so Negan gives Maggie vengeance, and I don't think that she's a vengeful person, but It's going to be a really interesting push and pull this season. You'll see how she lives on in honor of Glenn and in vengeance of Negan, and it's a real war in her brain, and in protection of the baby. I really liked the fact that Glenn says, 'I'll find you,' because she takes him with her. It's difficult to even encapsulate the grief like that."
That "I'll find you" -- and the dream sequence of the future, and Rick saying Glenn was "our family too" -- that nearly killed us. Maggie has lost people before, but losing Glenn like that ... it's too much.
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It will be interesting to see how she balances this anger and need for revenge with her other need to stay calm and healthy and protect the baby growing inside of her. She can't just run out and attack Negan, even if she was the first one ready to fight back.
"Walking Dead" comic book fans know Maggie's story from here, and it does seem like the TV show plans to keep her on the path to Hilltop, but we don't know what other "remix" twists might be in her future. Sasha joining her is a twist, since Sasha is not in the comic. On TV, they are both grieving lost loves, and we left them on the way to Hilltop, where we have to hope the community embraces them and doesn't blame them in any way for the failure to defeat the Saviors.
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Here's more from Cohan to EW on the Maggie/Sasha bond:
"It's a really interesting spiritual journey that she goes on. Sasha and her are gonna be incredibly tight and they really need each other, and they really lean on each other. Within all the drive and the violence that the group has to perform and to undergo, there is going to be honor to our fallen."
We haven't forgotten how Maggie and Sasha bonded back in Season 4, when Sasha and her other lost love, Bob, joined Maggie in the search for Glenn. These women just can't catch a break with loved ones, but at least they are still surviving, together.
"The Walking Dead" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC.
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