The Walking Dead: Would Maggie agree with Jesus?

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Greene - The Walking Dead _ Season 8, Episode 1 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC /

In The Walking Dead 802, Tara said Rick would agree with her while Jesus said Maggie would agree with him. What would Maggie do?

In the middle of a battle against the Saviors on The Walking Dead episode 802 “The Damned,” Tara and Jesus got into an ethical battle of their own. Each had strong feelings about their positions, but they also believed that Rick and Maggie would support their decisions.

Tara was certain that Rick would agree that they can’t allow the Saviors to live, even if they surrender like Closet Guy. Jesus insisted that Closet Guy shouldn’t be killed, and even when Closet Guy attacked him, Jesus tied him up instead of killing him. Jesus insisted that he should be left alive, and he was confident that Maggie would support him on this. Later, Morgan came storming from the Savior satellite building and intended to kill one of the Saviors but Jesus stopped him, too.

This begs the question: What would Rick and Maggie say?

This is where it gets interesting.

It’s not to hard to believe that Rick would go along with Tara’s sentiments. In the middle of a battle, it’s hard to determine who can be trusted and there’s no question that keeping people alive can come back and bite you later on.

When it comes to Maggie, though, the lines start to blur. Yes, Maggie is different than Rick and she will look at things from a different perspective. Maggie is not one to act rashly, but she has seen both the best and worst in people. While she isn’t as severe in her beliefs as Carol is, she also wants to make sure that her people are safe.

It’s not immediately clear that Maggie would be as quick to save Savior lives as Jesus seems to think. If anything, Maggie would see the Closet Guy turn on him and use that as justification for being safe rather than sorry. The group has lost way too much already.

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Jesus might be on his own with this one. It’s nice to think that Jesus wants to save people, but saving people in the middle of the battle probably isn’t the best idea. Even if you lock people like Closet Guy up back in Morgan’s cell in Alexandria, the last thing you want is for him to get out and cause problems for the group.