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The Walking Dead recap: The ‘Here’s Negan’ finale delivers an emotional backstory

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan and Hilarie Burton as Lucille, as seen in Episode 22 of AMC's The Walking Dead Season 10C
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan and Hilarie Burton as Lucille, as seen in Episode 22 of The Walking Dead Season 10C. Pic credit: AMC/Josh Stringer

Well, AMC finally delivers when it comes to providing a satisfying installment in the set of bonus episodes for Season 10C of The Walking Dead. It only took the last one to finally get there…

Episode 22 delves into the backstory that everyone has been eager to see: that of Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and the reason as to why his deadly barbed-wire bat is named Lucille. And, as to be expected, his entire persona is a mash-up of every one of his sh*tty decisions.

In addition to giving viewers a heartbreaking look at their story, AMC also cast Morgan’s real-life wife, Hilarie Burton, as Negan’s wife Lucille, giving even further emotional turmoil to many of the scenes.

For many fans of the comic books on which AMC’s TV series is based, there was plenty of assumptions to be made about this backstory, and many of them were correct, albeit with a twist to make it fresh for the TV audience. So, let’s break down what happened in the TV version.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan and Melissa McBride as Carol, as seen in Episode 22 of AMC's The Walking Dead Season 10C
Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan and Melissa McBride as Carol, as seen in Episode 22 of The Walking Dead Season 10C. Pic credit: AMC/Josh Stringer

Carol and Negan go on a little excursion

Episode 22 of The Walking Dead Season 10C opens with Maggie Rhee (Lauren Cohan) and her son, Young Hershel (Kien Michael Spiller), having a little chat and singing a song. It’s adorable, honestly.

Negan looks on and Carol (Melissa McBride) is scoping the entire scene from her window.


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