The Walking Dead is finally back to complete its season 3 run. In the winter finale, a battle was waged by the prison group against Woodbury in order to rescue Maggie and Glenn. The couple escaped in the melee, but the ramifications of their time in Woodbury will stay with them.
Lauren Cohan spoke to BuddyTV about what’s coming up for Maggie and Glenn, as well as, for the group on what she calls, “a family drama with a very interesting back drop.”
Maggie went through a traumatic event with the Governor and Merle, does she let it stick with her?
Cohan: She is able to overcome it eventually. It’s a little harder for her to let it go. She doesn’t want revenge quite as much as Glenn does but she is still shaking off the repercussions of that. They regret too that she and Glenn got themselves into that by maybe not being as watchful as they could have and getting kidnapped by Merle. Yeah, it was pretty traumatic. Maggie is usually able to bounce back and maybe she doesn’t bounce back as quickly from this.
Maggie and Glenn are one of the best romances on television. How will they overcome what happened in Woodbury?
We’re definitely going to see a whole journey that that event propels. Maggie and Glenn have been through a lot already and it has pulled them closer together. They are a star-crossed couple in many ways as I see it. It’s not going to be easy, but they are going to get stronger.
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Does Maggie help with the baby? Does the baby put the group at greater risk?
Yeah, there are a lot of factors that are going into this now. And, the baby is the first priority — finding formula for the baby, feeding the baby, keeping the baby safe. Not being quite as mobile now that we have Judith, but I think that overall the effect is very positive cause we see the reasons to keep living and we see what it is all for.
From the previews, there’s appears to be a greater distrust in Rick’s ability to be a leader, where does that come from?
After what he’s been through, it’s never a question of not wanting him to lead, it’s what’s the best thing for him to heal him at this point. The group definitely has a diversity of opinions that arises about how to deal with the Governor and Merle. And, what’s happening with Daryl. The leadership question is just for the benefit of the whole group.
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What’s the general theme for the rest of season 3?
The idea of the human threat is going to get stronger and it’s going to be as much of a emotional roller coaster as the first half was. So be prepared.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on AMC.
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