Gilbert Speaks on ‘The Walking Dead: Dead City’ Season Finale

Holy Betrayal! Episode six was so packed with surprises that I will be doing a spoiler packed, what the hell did I just watch, review. Here we go.

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Maggie’s (Lauren Cohan) lies have caught up to her. Ginny (Mahina Napoleon) knows the deal, but instead of allowing Ginny to talk, Negan reveals to Ginny that he is the person responsible for her father’s death. Ginny’s dad was one of the five people who attacked Annie and his child. I don’t blame that poor girl for being pissed. I know that Negan had to hurt her feelings in order to get her to go with Perlie, but damn…this kid risked her life to warn Negan about Maggie’s deal with the Croat.

Maggie and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) have a fight to the death, which was pretty impressive with them balancing on metal beams as they fight each other and construction walkers. Unfortunately, Negan gets stabbed just as the Croat shows up to take them back to the bank. The conversation between Negan and the Croat (Zeljko Ivanek) explained their relationship in a better light. The Croat absolutely admires Negan, and he admitted that killing that girl from the Kingdom was a big mistake. He was trying to emulate his hero.

The Dama

Lisa Emery as The Dama is a very scary, sociopathic leader…and I am loving this. I think over the eleven seasons of The Walking Dead, and now all the shoot offs, including Fear the Walking Dead, it is the strong women who capture our attention and our loyalty. To survive in a post-apocalyptic world, people would need to be fierce, almost brutal.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan – The Walking Dead: Dead City _ Season 1, Episode 6 – Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC

We watched Carol (Melissa McBride) morph from abused wife into the Cookie Baking Ninja Warrior. We watched Maggie go from little farmgirl into the leader that she is…so I feel that we have to give the same respect to the Dama. She has earned her place as leader and I am hoping we find out more information about her life before the walkers. The Dama wants Negan on her team. She hands him a key and a box. When Negan opens the box, we all realize that this lady likes to keep a part of her enemies.


I have a huge family with lots of teenagers, and let me tell you right off, that Hershel (Logan Kim) is a pain in the butt. Did he not realize what his mother went through to rescue him? But maybe Hershel is right. Maggie only focuses on Negan and nothing else. Hershel tells Maggie that he felt safer in captivity. Teenagers know just how to twist that knife to the heart.


Our favorite marshal (Gaius Charles) is having his own problems with female leaders as we soon learn after he safely drops Ginny off. Jasmin Walker is the leader of New Babylon and she is holding Perlie’s kids as ransom. I don’t think she believes that Negan is dead, but she is temporarily putting this on hold to learn about methane gas.

Conclusion with Spoilers

Maggie needs to forgive if she doesn’t want to lose her son. She knows that she did wrong by betraying Negan. I can’t wait until the second season because while Maggie is prisoner to her hatred, Negan is a prisoner of the Dama and her plans.

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee, Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan – The Walking Dead: Dead City _ Season 1, Episode 6 – Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC

The Croat realized that with Negan in the picture, he is a second banana in the Dama’s hierarchy. I like to see this play out. Why didn’t Hershel tell his mother that The Dama cut off his little toe?  So many questions, and so little answers. I do know one thing, if Maggie and Negan are to survive, they will need to put the past to rest. They are only powerful if they work together.  Will they?

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