In "Monsters" Morgan (Basically) Reveals He Too Is A Savior...

Morgan (Basically) Accidentally Reveals A Major Plot Twist…

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-11-17    2 min read

“They’re running off to get away. Then what happens after?” asked Morgan when Jesus stops his pursuit. Surprisingly, this conversation between Jesus and Morgan turns into a fight. What’s more surprising as that our hero sees himself as a Savior.

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“What’d you think? That they weren’t going to come back? That they would change” That they would be something else? It doesn’t change. It never changes. Once you turn,” he said, before Jesus stopped him.

At this point, it’s clear that he is talking about himself.

Morgan Talks Those Who Have “Turned…”

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It’s interesting that Morgan uses the phrase “Once you turn,” as if he’s referring to the walkers. He believes that once you go evil, you can’t go back, which is what happened to him.

At first, he is a good guy trying to protect his son. After his son is killed, however, he turns into this obsessive person who focuses on “Clearing” the area of all walkers.

It’s not until he meets up with Eastman that this side of him changes.

“We’re The Same…” Said Morgan

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For a long time, Morgan is peaceful. He uses a staff rather than a gun, and he does his best not to kill. In fact, Morgan gets into a fight with Carol to save one of the Wolves. Ironically, he’s on the other side of this fight now with Jesus.

“You really think she won’t want them dead?” he asked Jesus about Maggie and her intentions. “Every last one after what they’ve done. “It ain’t just them because we’re here now. To be this. Do the same thing they do, but we go on. We are the same.”

Again, he repeats himself to Jesus, “We’re the same! There’s no choice. Everybody turns.” To battle this negative thinking, Jesus reminds Morgan, “There is war. Then there’s peace. We’re going to have to find a way to peace.”

At this point, when Jesus puts his hand on Morgan’s shoulder, the man proves his theory. Instead of talking, he attacks Jesus. At this point, it’s unclear if Morgan is going to be able to be good ever again.

Do you think Morgan has finally gone too far off the deep end?

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Brock Swinson

http://www.brockswinson.com

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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