The Walking Dead: Dead City: 3 plot twists of season 1 episode 5

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead: Dead City _ Season 1 - Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead: Dead City _ Season 1 - Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC /

In The Walking Dead: Dead City season 1 episode 5 a lot of revelations are made among the characters. Frankly, none of them are good but they make great twists.

With one episode left to go this season, we’re curious if and how these plot twists will affect the outcome.

1. The Dama

Throughout the entire season, the big bad guy has been The Croat. The madman had such psychotic tendencies that Negan deemed him a danger to the literal world itself.

Although he failed to kill him, Negan is haunted by this very man who now has Maggie’s son Hershel and several of her community members held prisoner. But could it be that The Croat is not the one in charge of his community and New York City as a whole?

Could it be that there is someone else both Maggie and Negan weren’t aware of? Meet The Dama, a very cold and strict woman who seems to have The Croat wrapped around her fingers.

Her introduction was brief but it spoke volumes about the power she seems to hold over the city and The Croat himself. He’s fearful yet loyal to her, to the point it may be hinting at a very strange romantic relationship.

Here we had thought The Croat was going to be the biggest threat our heroes were going to face but now it seems The Dama might be even worse.

2. Tomasso’s deal

The plan to kill The Croat and rescue Hershel was well thought out but given the nature of a Walking Dead show, it was also doomed to fail. But why?

With Maggie, Ginny, Tomasso and Amaia being the only survivors, they manage to escape via the sewers filled with dead bodies and methane. The group could not figure out how The Croat knew of their arrival until Maggie notices the conveniently placed oxygen tanks that Tomasso just so happens to find.

Not to mention it was Tomasso who led them to that room with the stairs leading to the tunnels. Sure enough, Tomasso was the rat, but he did it all for Amaia and their future.

Tomasso never believed they would defeat The Croat, but he believed this same unhinged nutcase would somehow provide a safe place for them to live if they worked with him. The reveal is enough to break Amaia’s heart, but she won’t be dwelling on this for long, as both she and Tomasso are killed by walkers in the tunnel in the same episode.

3. Maggie’s secret

Last but not least in the slightest is Maggie. Yes, I can hear your shocked gasps from here, but Maggie takes the trophy for biggest plot twist of the season thus far.

While there were rumors and theories prior to this big reveal, Maggie was remaining her usual self of being obsessed with saving her son and only that. We’re talking to the point where she never told Negan that she suspected Ginny was in the city, fearing he’d abandon her to find Ginny.

Thankfully Maggie did not destroy Ginny’s beloved dinosaur, but she did destroy her trust from several episodes prior. When Ginny was leaving to follow Maggie and Negan into the city, she saw that the grain storage was practically full.

This does not match Maggie’s claims that The Croat was taking everything, leaving them to starve. But it gets worse.

Maggie’s biggest lie was the real reason she sought Negan. When The Croat took Hershel he gave Maggie Negan’s wanted poster, meaning in order for her to get Hershel back she’ll need to have Negan.

Why Maggie never told Negan the truth from the beginning, who knows. Could be because she still doesn’t trust him, even though she has no reason not to anymore, or maybe due to plot convenience, take your pick.

But all the same the truth is going to come out and with one episode to go, we’re betting this reveal will be happening sooner than expected.

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