The Ending Of The Walking Dead Season 11 Episode 15 Explained


THIS STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR: The Walking Dead Season 11 - Episode 15


Showrunner Angela Kang broke down the deception scene, explaining that while everyone is lying and they’re also testing one another. She added that Lance is "98.9% certain" that Maggie is involved with whatever happened and revels in trying to catch Aaron, Gabriel, and Daryl in a lie.

Aaron and Gabriel

As Season 11 goes on it becomes clear that General Michael Mercer is the poster child for a cause he doesn't believe in. He struggles to accept that he's good at his job but knows he's contributing to a flawed system.


Rosita confides in Eugene, and the two decide to bring in Connie and Kelly in the hopes they can publicly expose Sebastian's evil antics. Eugene enlists Max’s help, but she is hesitant and explains things can’t go back to normal and need to change.

Eugene and Rosita

The selflessness of Ezekiel's clinic proves that he's willing to put his neck on the line to help people who are in the same boat he was before Carol intervened. With so many people involved in this underground operation, it becomes easier to imagine that the alleged resistance could exist.


After Maggie refuses to let the Commonwealth soldiers search Hilltop for the missing members of Riverbend, Daryl convinces her that there's no other way. This leads to a standoff and a missing hat confirming that Maggie's people were involved in the bloodshed at Riverbend and Aaron and Gabriel were lying.


The return of Leah Shaw provides a total wildcard for the show, but given the upcoming Maggie and Negan spin-off, it's fair to assume that Leah is on a doomed mission. She has nothing to lose and is presumably hellbent on revenge, which could change Daryl’s allegiances.