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The Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 1 Scene That Fans Thought Made No Sense

The final run of the AMC series "The Walking Dead" is right around the corner, with the official release date for Season 11 set for August 22. However, subscribers to AMC+, the network's premium streaming service, got access to the first episode of the new season, "Acheron: Part 1," a full week early, on August 15.

As the season opens, viewers see that Alexandria remains in a perilous state due to the continued lack of supplies. Maggie (Lauren Cohan) comes up with a risky plan to hunt down some much-needed food, one that involves her rival Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan). Once the unlikely pair are on the road along with a handful of fellow survivors, Maggie's longstanding distrust of Negan, who killed her husband Glenn (Steven Yeun) in Season 7, leads to bickering and verbal sparring between them.

However, things move from disagreeable to dangerous after a vicious storm forces the group to take shelter in a subway system and continue to progress toward their goal underground. The travelers try to avoid walkers, but an unfortunate mistake eventually leads to a potentially tragic encounter that ended up confusing some fans.

The Walking Dead early access viewers were left confused by a cliffhanger ending

Once the group has attracted the attention of the walkers occupying the subway, they scramble to find someplace safe. The group seems to find one on the top of a subway car, but while Negan reaches the top, the episode ended on a cliffhanger that showed Maggie being pulled down by walkers.

Fans took to Reddit to voice their confusion concerning the cliffhanger, which many observed may have felt out of place because the episode was the first of a two-part series. "Cliffhanger would've made a lot more sense if they aired the first two back to back as originally planned," u/CpierGC wrote. "Problem now is we obviously know Maggie makes it out since she's seen in a ton of promo photos that didn't take place this episode."

Others also felt confident that Maggie would survive. u/Mwhitenc commented, "You really don't need promo photos to know she's not gonna die here," before noting certain predictable elements in these types of endings. Others cited the source material as the origin point for the unconvincing cliffhangers, such as u/TheHappyMask93, who wrote, "The comics do that a lot. They'll end on what seems like a big cliffhanger but it gets resolved almost immediately the next issue."

Either way, it looks like fans think that they have a pretty good idea of what to expect when "Acheron: Part 2" arrives, but they will still have to wait until the episode arrives on AMC+ next week to find out for sure.