Michael Cudlitz Wonders If Walking Dead Fans Are Rooting For The Bad Guys


The Walking Dead is airing it’s penultimate episode of the season this weekend, and Michael Cudlitz is wondering aloud if we’re all rooting for the bad guys

We are just a week away from The Walking Dead season finale, and things are getting more and more intense as we near an epic climax. Rick and the gang are quickly finding themselves at increasing odds with the Alexandria survivors and that’s bad news for someone.

Given that we’ve been following them for five years, we’re siding with Rick on this one but is that the right thing to do?

Michael Cudlitz, who plays Abraham, talked to Yahoo! TV about the impending doom that awaits us in the season finale of The Walking Dead, and after noting things will piss us off, dug into the idea that we might be rooting for the bad guys.

"“[Father Gabriel’s] not lying. He may be wrong, but he’s certainly not lying as to what’s happening. He’s saying, ‘You brought these people in, and they’re taking over.’ Then you see [Abraham], and he’s taken over the whole construction crew. Rick is talking to Carol, and she’s like, ‘You’re going to have to kill him,’ about Pete. Glenn is with [Deanna’s] son when he’s taken out… You realize at some point, you have to question. You go, ‘Wait, are we rooting for the bad guy?’ If our team was to come across their team, we’d kill them all. I don’t trust them. They’re dangerous. They have an agenda. It’s like, ‘Yeah, you’d be right, but because we know them, and we care about them.’”"

This is a classic situation that has happened in the past and is a great story twist for fans. The easiest example of this is from the dreadful Star Wars prequel films, where Obi-Wan eventually realizes that the side he’s been fighting on the entire Clone War has been the bad guys.

Rick and the gang are familiar to us, but that doesn’t make them good people. It just means we want to understand them — but it hardly means they’re the good guys.

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