Several significant things occurred in the most recent episode of The Walking Dead. Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) made his way to the Commonwealth, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and others went after Lance Hornsby (Josh Hamilton), and Pamela Milton has protesters and a horde of walkers to deal with at the Commonwealth.
In the midseason finale episode of season 11, “Acts of God,” Connie (Lauren Ridloff) organized a group to go after Sebastian Milton (Teo-Rapp Olsson), the governor’s son. They were made aware of many missing residents and the death of April Martens during a scheme set up by Sebastian. April’s name was on a list sent to Connie anonymously that contained several other people’s names.
With the help of Governor Milton’s assistant, Max (Margot Bingham), they proceeded to publish and expose chronicling Sebastian’s crimes and then distributed it to the Commonwealth residents. This started the protests we see in episode 17, led by April’s parents (played by Preston James Hiller and Korbi Dean).
The Walking Dead – Connie
During episode 17, “Lockdown,” Milton talks to Yumkio (Eleanor Matsuura), her legal counsel. She asks Yumiko if her friend Connie, the journalist, would know who wrote the piece about her son. Yumiko cooly responded, “It would surprise me if she did.”
Why does Milton automatically think Connie would be responsible?
Milton knows of Connie pre-outbreak as she interviewed Milton at least once before the world fell. Another reason she knows about Connie is for her reputation as a journalist who took down corrupt politicians, including Milton’s uncle. He was a member of congress, and Connie was responsible for him being kicked out of office.
So, Milton undoubtedly remembers Connie from this scandal. That means Connie is assuredly in danger. Milton will do anything to keep her “good name” and standing within the Commonwealth. Only time will tell what happens next.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC on Sunday, October 9.