The Walking Dead season 11, part 3, is packed full of tense and wild storylines that a lot of us probably didn’t see coming. Recently this has even expanded out to a new variant of walkers! What?
There have been a lot of developments setting up larger stories and character arcs. Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) are now seeing eye to eye a little more, Yumiko (Eleanor Matsuura) and Magna (Nadia Hilker) seem to be healing their relationship as friends and Carol (Melissa McBride) is still the awesome baker she always was! Blueberry pancakes anyone?
On top of that, Sebastian Milton (Teo Rapp-Olsson), who is the son of Commonwealth governor, Pamila Milton (Laila Robins), was killed after he was knocked to the ground in a rescue attempt from Eugene (Josh McDermitt) who was saving his girlfriend Max (Margot Bingham). This was a turn super different from the comics as in those, Sebastian killed Rick whilst he was asleep – so losing Sebastian this early on into 11C was crazy! But what does Sebastian’s death mean for Eugene?
Will Eugene be on trial in The Walking Dead?
Sebastian Milton was a spoiled, bratty man who felt he could do and say whatever the hell he wanted within the walls of the Commonwealth. Wrong! In fact, this is what ultimately led to his demise.
Max Mercer (Eugene’s partner) has served as Pamela Milton’s right-hand woman for years inside the community’s walls and knew much about how the place was run. Varying from not having enough help going to the poor to being in trouble for communicating with other communities – she had had enough and wanted to help take down the Commonwealth. This began with herself and a group of others running an article in the newspaper headlined “Pamela Milton is lying to you” – ouch!
Was she or the group wrong? Nope! Pamela had been covering up things she didn’t want to get out into the public which our protagonist found out pretty early on. But she had also been covering a lot of awful things up for her son Sebastian, who already wasn’t liked by a lot of people.
This then led to Max taking a secret recording of Sebastian admitting to how controlling and backward the Commonwealth was which was later played at the Founders Day Festival in front of the people of the Commonwealth. And after Sebastian realized Max recorded him, he went after her, his chase didn’t last long as whilst he left Max to the walkers – Eugene came to the rescue and pushed the walker onto Sebastian who then took several large bites.
No one helped Sebastian but Judith (Cailey Fleming) as she took down the walker that had bitten him. But then Eugene had a large bounty on his head as everyone searched to find him so he could be punished for his unintentional crimes. After taking all the blame for what happened to save Max – Eugene was put in prison to await his trial.
Luckily for Eugene, one of his best friends, Yumiko is a fantastic lawyer. Even though she said she couldn’t help him, she later changed her mind when vowing to actually defend him in his trial. Go Yumiko!
We don’t know yet what the outcome will be however, I have a feeling it probably isn’t going to be the happy ending we want. Eugene has found himself at the bad end of the Commonwealth stick, and it’s not looking good for him. If I could predict one thing, it is that no matter who represents him – it won’t end well, and he will be sentenced to a very punishing conviction.
However, I still have faith in Mercer despite him having Eugene in jail awaiting his trial, and I have hope that he will be able to help him somehow escape as he ultimately did save Mercer’s sister. I can’t see him getting away unscathed after the huge manhunt for him. I feel even being banished isn’t a punishment bad enough in Pamela’s eyes for Eugene.
But let’s say a big well done to Teo Rapp Olson who did an incredible job as the evil Sebastian, and he really brought the character to life in his own way. Thank you Teo!
But what’s next for Eugene and will he get sent down? There is only one way to find out, by catching the new episodes as they go out and the case unfolds.
The Walking Dead 11C continues Sundays on AMC. Catch episodes one week early with the AMC+ subscription until the finale on November 20. Alternatively, UK viewers can now stream new episodes every Monday until the series finale on November 21.