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When we caught up with Morgan, who has played Negan on the show since the season six finale, he hadn’t seen the last eight episodes of “The Walking Dead.”
“I need to see it by myself without distractions,” said Morgan, who also filmed the “TWD” spinoff with Lauren Cohan. “I don’t want to watch with my kids or my wife. I know it’s going to be emotional. I know it’s going to be hard and I’m in denial that I’m not going to see all those people again. So I need It’s been so damn hard just talking about it ending .”
“I don’t know that I read the whole script because it’s the end and I didn’t want to get to that last page,” Morgan said when asked about his reaction to reading the final episode. “I remember going through it really quickly.
“I always talk to Norman about every script we read, and then we check in and take notes and the last one was really hard for us to talk about,” Morgan added of actor Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl.
At the end of the finale, Negan apologizes to Maggie for killing her husband in the show’s controversial season seven premiere. He asks her for forgiveness. In an emotionally wrenching scene, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) explains why she can’t, even though she knows she’s trying to be better.
Of Negan’s journey, Morgan told Insider, “By him being on the set himself and being able to have those parallels between what Maggie went through and him thinking his wife was going to die, I think that opened people’s eyes a lot. It’s complex. the progress, you wonder: ‘Is he playing meaningless games?’ And I never thought he was.”
He continued: “Still, it’s been a long road and I think what we’ve all learned is that everybody lost their shit in the apocalypse and did some terrible things. Negan was no different. He killed two of our heroes, which immediately puts us in a bad light. journey with everybody. But then he realizes that he needs these people. And I think it turns out that maybe they need him, too. And that was an interesting way to play.”