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The Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 4 Scene Fans Thought Made No Sense

When Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) returned to "The Walking Dead" in Season 10 after several in-show years away, she not only brought with her some new allies, but also new enemies. After leaving Hilltop, Maggie became a well-respected member of a new community called Meridian. But it wasn't meant to last. Meridian was decimated by a mysterious and vicious group of masked survivors known as the Reapers.

The Reapers (who some fans aren't impressed by) have emerged as one of the primary antagonists in the first batch of Season 11 episodes. In the latest installment, "Rendition," viewers finally got to spend some time with the Reapers after Daryl (Norman Reedus) was captured by the group and brought back to their home base. The episode provided some eye-opening insights and laid the groundwork for a spectacular end to the conflict between the Reapers and Maggie. However, fans were still left scratching their heads over one crucial aspect of this storyline.

One of the biggest moments in "Rendition" was the revelation that Leah (Lynn Collins), Daryl's former girlfriend who he met during the six year gap in the series after Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) disappearance, is a member of the Reapers. While her association in the group was a shock, that's not the part that didn't make sense to fans. It was when they started considering the geographical implications of the twist that things started to get muddy.

The Reapers' proximity to Alexandria doesn't make sense to some fans

In Season 11, Maggie leads a team of people back to her former community of Meridian, which has since been taken over by the Reapers. Considering the Alexandrians haven't seen Maggie for years and were clueless about the Reapers, you might think that Meridian is far away. That's not quite the case, though. After traveling through the DC subway system, Maggie's group is ambushed by the Reapers almost as soon as they emerge from underground. Traveling across the DC metro area without any kind of modern transportation would certainly take some time but in terms of raw distance, this means that Meridian isn't actually too far away from Alexandria.

In the Reddit discussion thread for "Rendition," several users wrote in to say that the narrative and geography of the Reapers doesn't really add up. User u/BadCompany22 kicked things off when they asked, "How did the Reapers manage to set up this place without the communities finding out while they were doing it? And how did they manage to avoid attracting the attention of the Whisperers?"

And that's only part of the issue. We know that Leah was separated from the Reapers and ended up somewhere near Alexandria before she met Daryl. Later on, the Reapers stumbled upon her and they all reunited. This is kind of a remarkable coincidence considering that it doesn't appear that the Reapers originated in the DC metro area. As user u/BlondeZombie68 noted, "These people came from further away, but she knew them before. So did they just all end up in the same place out of coincidence?"

Ultimately, the weird geography comes down to, as u/Racing2F puts it, "Apparently they are simultaneously hundreds of miles away, and also just across the DC metro."

Season 11 of "The Walking Dead" is currently airing on AMC and AMC+.