The Complete Story Behind
Hershel’s Glenn’s Maggie’s Watch
Despite the roundabout road to the war, the season finale of The Walking Dead ended with a bang. Another main character was killed off, Jadis betrayed Rick, and Negan’s war is right around the corner.
Maggie’s speech at the end of the episode was perhaps more important than all of the minor details throughout. In her hand, she held a watch that was given to Glenn by her father Hershel, so the watch has a great deal of significance to Maggie.
But it also represents the story arc of the series as a whole.
Maggie’s Epic Speech As Newfound Leader
Maggie’s speech, which echoed, “Glenn didn’t know you, but he helped you. He put himself in danger for you. And that started it all — from Atlanta, to my daddy’s farm, to the prison, to here, to this moment now, not as strangers, — as family because Glenn chose to be there for you that day a long time ago.”
The widow’s final point is that Glenn made the decision to go fight, instead of her. The whole finale is actually about sacrifice. It starts with Abraham, who sacrifices himself to get Maggie to the doctor.
Then, Sasha also sacrifices herself, in her mind, for the greater good.
Time, Represented On The Walking Dead
But the story behind the watch goes all the way back to Hershel. Maggie’s father originally had the watch and he gave it to Glenn to show acceptance into his family and give him permission to be with Maggie.
Earlier in the finale, Enid gives the watch to Maggie to remind her of Glenn, which is why she decides to help Rick fight in the first place. If the Kingdom and the Hilltoppers hadn’t decided to help Rick, Carl would be dead, and perhaps everyone else would also be dead.
The watch represents trust, time, and so much more on the series.
Who do you think will receive the watch next?