In The Walking Dead, why did Maggie allow Gage to die?
Season 11 of THE WALKING DEAD is off to a gruesome start, with Gage being the first casualty of the final season. But why did Maggie allow Gage to pass away?
This story includes spoilers for Season 11 Episode 2 of The Walking Dead.
The 11th and final season of The Walking Dead was always going to leave a trail of destruction in its wake. Since the show’s premiere in 2010, no character has escaped the zombie horde or the human survivors. Some fans are perplexed as to why Maggie (played by Lauren Cohan) chose to let Gage (Jackson Pace) die after the events of the second episode of the final season.
Season 11 has gotten off to a rocky start for the survivors, with the first two episodes proving to be disastrous for the group.
Some people are handling the situation better than others, but everyone is suffering in this season, which is shaping up to be the most severe yet.
Gage, the series’ most recent victim, was previously an opponent but is now a fellow survivor of the squad.
He was separated from the rest of the group and died in a disused train carriage.
He was being pursued by a rising number of walkers, but with just a locked door separating him from the rest of the survivors, it appeared that he would make it out alive.
That is, until the door refused to budge, despite repeated attempts by members of the squad to kick it down or pull it open.
Maggie yells to the group, “If we open that [door], they’ll all get in.”
Maggie (Callan McAuliffe) is initially ignored by Alden (Callan McAuliffe), who persists in trying to open the door.
But he is dragged away, leaving Gage to beseech the group for assistance, but his pleas are in vain as Maggie remains firm.
“Maggie, listen to me, we have time to get that door open,” Alden adds.
“We don’t have the ammo to clear them,” Maggie responds.
She finally apologizes to Gage, saying that she is unable to assist him, and Gage concludes by branding her a “lie.”
Before the walkers can eat him alive, Gage stabs himself, leaving the others to watch in horror through the door’s glass window.
Maggie’s evolution in season 11 has been set in motion, with her chilly decision-making alienating the others.
Anyone could be the next victim now that Gage is gone. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”