The Walking Dead series wrapped its storyline in November 2022 and did a remarkable job tying up many characters’ storylines. But one significant character was left out of the one-year time. Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and his family’s fates weren’t mentioned during the episode’s final scenes. In his new series, The Walking Dead: Dead City, viewers finally discover what happened to Negan’s wife, Annie (Medina Senghore), and their child.
During the first episode of Dead City, when Maggie (Lauren Cohan) reunites with Negan, she asks him about Annie and the child. He quickly changes the subject, and viewers believe the worst has happened.
Perlie Armstrong is a marshal of New Babylon who is hunting Negan down for crimes he committed in this city. Armstrong has accused Negan of killing five men, but Negan has stated there is more to the story. Viewers believe this has a direct link to Annie’s fate.
The Walking Dead: Dead City episode 3, “People Are a Resource.”
In the third episode of Dead City, “People Are a Resource,” viewers finally get the story behind what happened to Negan’s wife and child.
Negan confides in Maggie about what happened to Annie and their son Joshua. He lived in a cabin with his family outside of New Babylon, and one day Annie went to town to do some trading. She didn’t return by night, and Negan knew something was wrong. He found her beaten, robbed, and with the hesitation invoice, possibly something more horrific. Annie begged Negan not to do anything stupid.
But, Negan being, Negan, found all five of them and killed them. This put him and his family on the run, which was very hard on them, especially Annie. He put them on a wagon train to Missouri and told them he would be right behind them. But he stayed. He tells Maggie he hopes they are ok.
It doesn’t make much sense why Negan would stay, especially being a wanted man. Perhaps it will make sense before the first season ends. But sadly, this will probably be the last Annie and Joshua are ever heard about again.
The Walking Dead: Dead City will air new episodes weekly on AMC on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. AMC+ subscribers can watch new episodes three days early on Thursdays.