Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers from last night’s episode of The Walking Dead. Read at your own risk.
Frankly, nobody would blame The Walking Dead ‘s Maggie for hiding under the duvet and taking the rest of the year off. The woman’s just seen her husband brained by a baseball bat and is experiencing some pretty gnarly pregnancy complications. Life has not been kind.
Anyone else would crumble, but that’s not Maggie’s style. Instead, last night’s episode saw Lauren Cohan’s character have a breakthrough, I-am-woman-hear-me-roar moment — and that’s not even including the part where she drove a tractor right over an enemy’s car. The grieving widow cut Hilltop leader Gregory’s mansplaining short with a punch to the face and a speech that would make Arya Stark proud. This girl has a name, too.
As Vanity Fair notes, the scene occurs in the TWD comic books, but with a variation. Comic book Maggie identifies herself as “Maggie Greene.” TV Maggie, however, chooses to honor her late husband’s name.
So, yes. It’s perfectly acceptable to punch the air and ugly-cry at the same time. Everyone else is.
— TWD HQ (@HQ_TWD) November 21, 2016
“I’m Maggie. Maggie Rhee.” – Maggie.
— Dre Lou (@dre_lou) November 21, 2016
— Off The Wall? (@ArtisticallyDev) November 21, 2016
— Alice (@Gothicgirl36) November 21, 2016
She used Glenn’s last name. Annnnd… I’m done. ? #maggierhee
— Negan’s Favorite (@negansmainbitch) November 21, 2016
— ❤️TWDSUPERNATURAL❤️ (@bamagirl291216) November 21, 2016
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