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The Maggie Scene In The Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 9 That Means More Than You Think

Part two of the three-part final season of "The Walking Dead" is finally underway, and the stakes are higher than ever. Season 11 Episode 9 "No Other Way" picks up with Maggie Rhee's (Lauren Cohan) group as their attempt to retrieve food for the survivors at Alexandria turns into an explosive showdown with the Reapers. Meanwhile, everyone back in the rapidly deteriorating suburban community is battling severe weather and an unrelenting herd of walkers.

As the apocalyptic AMC series slowly comes to an end, many have noted how the show has changed gears in recent seasons. This includes many of its day-one characters being virtually unrecognizable compared to who they were in Season 1. Maggie, in particular, has undergone one of the most drastic transformations, and Season 11 continues to highlight how much losing her family, husband, and multiple communities has affected her.

One of the most shocking moments in "No Other Way" occurs when her group tries striking a deal with the Reapers allowing everyone to walk away unscathed. Maggie betrays their agreement, and her reasoning for this means more than you might've realized.

Maggie took Negan's advice

Although Leah Shaw (Lynn Collins) and the remaining Reapers agree to drop their weapons and walk away, Maggie stuns Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) by suddenly going after them as soon as they have their backs turned. The scene could be interpreted as Maggie getting revenge for what they had done to her community, but it's also calling back to a past conversation she had with Negan Smith (Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

In Season 11 Episode 7, Negan admits to Maggie that if he could go back in time, he would've killed her entire group the night that he killed Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun). Maggie takes this information in and keeps it in mind as she watches Daryl try to make peace with the Reapers. When she asks Negan for his thoughts on letting them walk away, he cooly replies that she knows what he thinks about it, and this seems to factor into her decision to hunt them down.

And so, the tables have turned, and Maggie channels her inner Negan to eliminate potential threats from them in the future. It's a surprising move, but if Season 11 has made anything clear, it's that Maggie Rhee is on a destructive path.