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Kirkman Wants In On The Beth/Maggie Conversation

Robert Kirkman, Lauren CohanOn the Talking Dead two weeks ago, Emily Kinney (aka Beth Greene) attempted to answer why her on-screen sister Maggie hasn’t been on the hunt for her since she was kidnapped in Season 4. For most fans of the show, Kinney’s response was a little lackluster.

“I don’t know. I think Maggie is just focused on surviving,” said Kinney. “They’ve all been through a lot and lost a lot of people, and I think she’s just really focused on what she needs to do at the moment. So that’s why…she hasn’t really had a lot of time to like go…”

We weren’t satisfied with that answer, and it didn’t seem like fans of the show were either. The Walking Dead has spent four season building up Maggie as one of the primary female leaders within the group, but this recent character flaw has resulted in many fan’s questioning their love for Maggie Greene.

So what does Robert Kirkman, creator and executive producer of The Walking Dead, think of the scandal?

“It’s definitely something that will be explored,” Kirkman told The Hollywood Reporter. “Maggie is aware that her sister is out there. Because of the nature of this world, she is probably a little bit more willing to admit that she is more than likely dead than Daryl is. That’s Daryl’s M.O. Daryl is somebody who wouldn’t stop looking for Sophia. He is not somebody that is going to accept reality in the way some of these other characters will.”

Huh? Maggie seemed to have no problem dedicating the latter half of Season 4 to searching for her husband Glenn. So why are we supposed to believe that Maggie is willing to admit that Beth has just up and died – even when Daryl admitted that the last time he saw her she was alive.

Kirkman continues, “Daryl and Carol hadn’t gone on a mission to find Beth until they saw that car. There are really no options here. If Maggie had somehow been with Daryl in that scene, she would have been racing after that car just as intently as Daryl had. The story just hasn’t shaken down that way. We will be dealing with it in upcoming episodes, and you’ll definitely see where Maggie stands on this. I do stand by the fact that the character’s behavior is very much in line with the way we’ve established her.”Should we be expecting a Maggie/Beth reunion within the coming episodes? After last week, we know that the Washington D.C. plan has gone by the wayside, so will Maggie and Glenn return to the original group? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments section below.
Sebastian C.