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Apparently Merle is still pretty ticked off about being chained to an Atlanta rooftop and being forced to amputate his own hand in order to survive.
During Sunday’s The Walking Dead, the elder Dixon brother — out on a mission to kill Michonne (Danai Gurira) and bring back her head for the Governor’s sick fish tank collection — came across Glenn and Maggie and, in lieu of fulfilling his mission, took the couple back to the too-good-to-be-true community.
So could Glenn (Steven Yeun)and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) meet the same fate as the National Guard pilot and his corresponding squad? (The squad, you’ll recall, was brutally gunned down and the pilot, meanwhile, was murdered after being returned to Woodbury, with his head now decorating the Governor’s (David Morrissey) apartment.)
“When you have things to live for, those are the things that can be directly used against you to test you,” Yeun tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Indeed, the couple finally crossed the “I love you” hurdle last season when Glenn finally professed his love for Hershel’s eldest daughter after the farm was overrun by walkers.
“The bond that Maggie and Glenn have becomes a weakness for them and they’re played against each other,” Cohan tells THR. “We’ve seen that the bond gives them reason to live but it’s also now going to challenge them and in some ways, make them weaker.”
Of course Glenn and Maggie’s presence in Woodbury may not be long considering Michonne has now arrived at the prison — with the much-needed supplies the couple was due to bring back with them — and it may be just a matter of time until she fills Rick and company in on their missing companions.
“You’re going to see a divide in what people think is the safest thing to do,” Cohan teases. “It’s friction the whole time and nothing really ever gets settled until there’s death.”
How do you think Glenn and Maggie will do in Woodbury? Who do you think is the group’s best hope for them? Hit the comments with your thoughts. The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on AMC. Watch Merle interrogate a bloodied Glenn in a promo, below.
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