The Walking Dead: Dead City's Lauren Cohan Reacts to Theories Surrounding Intense Final Scene

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Just when it seemed like Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) were done with one another, The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1 Episode 6 left fans with more questions than answers.

Yes, Maggie got her wish and had her son back, but Negan was left at the mercy of the Croat (Zeljko Ivanek) and, by extension, The Dama (Lisa Emery), who wants him to lead New York.

The shocking final scene found Maggie revealing to Hershel (Logan Kim) she was ready to finish this thing with Negan, but there are plenty of directions for this storyline to go next.

Lightning a Match - The Walking Dead: Dead City

Maggie knows The Dama cut off one of Hershel's limbs, so she knows there's more to the villains in New York than she first thought.

Negan's predicament is also sketchy because, on the one hand, he can stay there to keep Maggie and Hershel safe.

Maggie Chases Ginny - The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1 Episode 6

On the other, he could escape, and Maggie and her son's lives will probably be over.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Cohan wouldn't delve too deep into the meaning behind Maggie's words.

"I am hesitant to say because I know what it means, and I don't want people to be directed because I have heard so many different perceptions of that moment," the actress teased, adding:

"And I love seeing how differently people take it."

Looking at Negan - The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1 Episode 6

"What's really interesting here is that what people might say is, 'Oh, she's enraged because she's lost the father to help her raise her son,'" Cohan dished.

"And it is that, but it's also the place in time that she's frozen in because of this thing that happened has made her in so many ways locked and so desperate to melt some of this rigid place in her heart so that she can be healed, be with her son, and be full and flexible and imperfect as herself and as a parent."

While Maggie and Hershel reunited at the close of The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1, their relationship seems more fraught than ever.

Hershel is tired of his mother's obsession with Negan, but Maggie now also knows that her son got close to the Dama while in Manhattan.

In the Tunnels - The Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1 Episode 5

My theory: The final season triggered Maggie because she realized that no matter what she does, she'll never truly be free of Negan.

Even when locked up in Manhattan, he still finds a way to cause drama.

Then again, Maggie will need to help him to clear her conscience, or maybe she has another trick up her sleeve.

Thank god the series is returning because I want answers.

What are your thoughts on Cohan's views on where things left off?

Are you excited for TWD: Dead City Season 2?

Hit the comments.

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The Walking Dead: Dead City Quotes

Perlie: My name is Perlie: Armstrong. I don't drink. I don't smoke. I like a good hog stew. Just want to give you a sense of what kind of people I am. I'm not your enemy. I come from New Babylon. Capital city. It's more of a small town, tree-lined streets, families looking out for each other. I got a wife and three daughters. They're my everything. Now, I don't know why you with that man I'm looking for. Or why you've taken one of our marshals hostage. But I'm guessing you got your reasons. Heck, might even be a good one. I'm open to hearing it. And I mean that sincerely. But if I get to you first, I'm going to be a little less open, and I will get to you.

Negan: I hate to even ask, but how do I figure into this, Maggie?
Maggie: The man who's got Hershel, they call him the Croat. Bullshit. You know him. When he scaled our walls, had us surrounded in the dark, right before he took my son. Do you know what he did? [ whistles one high tone, one low tone ] That rings a bell, doesn't it? It did for me. That's the last thing I heard before I met you.
Negan: Oh, that Croat. All right, so what you're thinking is, since I knew this guy back in the day when I was running the show, that maybe I had some special insight into his modus operandi. Or, hell, maybe I could just sweet-talk him into giving you your boy back. We're talking about the same Croat? Let's just say there were a lot of psychos in my crew back then. But he always stood out as being an exceptionally insane son of a bitch. So the odds are if it's the Croat that's got him... No. All right, tell me this. Why would I help you? Maggie: Because you owe me...
Negan: Because I owe you, right.
Maggie: You're the last person that I wanted to ask for help. It doesn't look like you got too many options yourself. Because if I found you here, the marshals will too. Far as I can tell, you have exhausted every shithole.
Negan: Still got a decent setup at Hilltop? Kids? School?
Maggie: I'll put up that girl. You, we see how things play out.