The Walking Dead 2020: Aaron’s New Year’s resolutions

Ross Marquand as Aaron - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC
Ross Marquand as Aaron - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 3 - Photo Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/AMC /

2019 is almost over and it’s time to make resolutions for The Walking Dead characters in the New Year. Here’s what Aaron needs to do in 2020.

Aaron has been through a lot in recent seasons of The Walking Dead. From losing his husband to losing his arm, the only real bright spot in his life has been his daughter Gracie. However, Aaron found himself in a precarious situation at the end of 10A. Here are some of the things Aaron should do in 2020 to ensure that he makes it out alive.

Aaron is a natural born leader. Prior to All Out War he was a very easy going person and it’s no wonder why Deanna sent him on missions to find people to join the community. Lately, though, he has been struggling after losing Eric and Jesus. He’s full of anger, and it manifests in ways that counter his easy going nature.

Communicate, Communicate, Communicate

Aaron lost his best friend in season 9. He had been sneaking out of Alexandria to meet up with Jesus, and when Jesus died it hit Aaron hard. Aaron didn’t have a lot of time to reflect on the situation because Jesus’ death coincided with the arrival of the Whisperers. As a member of the Council, everyone looked to Aaron for guidance.

While decisions were being made, Aaron took to going out on his own again and that’s when he met Gamma. At first they didn’t exchange any information so that they could “enjoy” each other’s company without obligation. Soon Alpha demanded that Gamma start pushing for information and that changed their interactions until Carol showed up with Lydia and everything changed.

As far as we know, Aaron wasn’t telling anyone that he was talking with a Whisperer. It looked like he was going out on his own and he might have benefited from some guidance from the Council so that his conversations could provide even more information for the survivors. In the world of The Walking Dead, it’s not a good idea to act without talking to other people because that’s when things start to go wrong.

Apologize To Lydia

Aaron is such a likeable character that seeing him rile up the boys prior to Lydia’s attack was downright painful to watch. Yes, he is angry. Yes, he has been hurt. But directing that kind of hatred toward Lydia was a step too far.

If the opportunity presents itself in the future, Aaron needs to apologize to Lydia so that she knows she is a valued member of the community, and that being her mother’s daughter does not mean she agrees with her mother’s beliefs. After all, the last thing anyone needs is for Lydia to go back to the Whisperers because she doesn’t feel like she is welcome in Alexandria. As a leader of the community, Aaron needs to be better than that. He owes her an apology.

Be Ready To Lead

Aaron has always been a natural leader. He is calm under pressure and now that he has Gracie he has more to fight for than ever before. With Michonne’s time on the show limited, a new leader will be forced to stand up and defend Alexandria, and that person should be Aaron.

If Aaron is going to lead, then he needs to be open with everyone, he needs to communicate – and that includes listening to others – and he needs to think about the consequences of his actions. Leaders can’t have knee jerk reactions. Aaron is very capable of being an excellent leader, but if he is going to be successful then he needs to let go of his anger above all.

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The Walking Dead returns February 23 at 9pm on AMC.