Lauren Cohan 'Maggie' Reveals A MAJOR Reason For Killing The Prisoners

Lauren Cohan ‘Maggie’ Reveals A MAJOR Reason For Killing The Prisoners

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2018-01-16    2 min read

“Maggie’s attitude toward the POWs is quite conflicted. She doesn’t feel she has the right to decide whether these men live or die, but she’s human and she’s angry and she’s under an incredible amount of stress,” said Lauren Cohan on Talking Dead.

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“[The stress comes from] the loss of Glenn, being pregnant. I don’t think she knows exactly what she wants or needs to do, but she needs to keep a brave faith. She needs to keep her answers open,” said the actress best-known as Maggie Green. 

In the end, she decided to kill one of the prisoners, but she was provoked by Simon to do so.

Lauren Cohan Talks About Maggie’s Decisions

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Back when Jesus first brought her the prisoners, she was mainly shocked. Lauren Cohan added, “Her immediate response to Jesus is out of betrayal. Why bring all of these reminders? She also feels being under-the-eye of Hershel and Glenn.”

Luckily for us, Maggie made one of the best decisions we’ve ever seen. In an instant, she made the decision to kill a prisoner because of what Simon just did to her, but she still managed to keep her cool.

Essentially, she was waiting for the right moment to strike. But this makes us think she will kill all of the other prisoners.

It’s A Whole New Ballgame In TWD Season 8B

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In the premiere, Jesus and Tara first argued over what to do with the prisoners. Then, Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon had an actual fight over risking the lives of potentially “innocent” Saviors.

When the series returns, things are going to be much different. The next battle should happen at Hillside, seeing as the Kingdom has been torn apart and Alexandria has burned to the ground.

Our current leaders are going to be Rick Grimes and Maggie Greene, who aren’t exactly on the same page. Nevertheless, we’re looking forward to a future from Maggie and a potentially more peaceful Rick (if Carl dies).

When the Saviors come knocking on Hilltop’s door, Maggie has some leverage to slow down their attack. In the end, she’s going to kill the prisoners.

Do you think there’s any chance Maggie will spare these men?

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Brock Swinson

Brock Swinson is a contributor at MMN, Airows, and Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He is also the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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