Warning: This story contains spoilers for Sunday’s “A New Deal” episode of The Walking Dead. “Do you think people are born brave? Or do they become so?” Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt) trades in the final episodes of the walking Dead. No longer a coward and a mullet liar who once honestly admitted that he was “not ready to fight, or for that matter, inclined to fight,” Eugene became a confident and capable killer. But this may come back to bite him as the man who used to run from the zombies, instead, ran his head into danger, saving his beloved girlfriend Max (Margot Bingham) from walking after being pushed by the despised Sebastian Milton (Theo Rab-Olson).
The pair worked together to expose the spoiled son of Commonwealth Governor Pamela Melton (Lily Robbins), and broadcast a recording of Sebastian’s taunts and thumbs-downs toward the poor of society in what was supposed to be a Founders’ Day Unity speech. When chaos erupted as a group of infantry broke through the walls of the Commonwealth, Sebastian tried to extricate himself from Detective Max when he threw her in a gnawing path.
But Eugene hastened to the rescue, throwing himself into harm’s way and the path of pedestrians from Max. Destiny was to come, and the intervention resulted in the infantry falling on Sebastian, who was pinned and suffered a fatal bite before he bled to death in front of a crowd of onlookers.
“It would be unrecognizable, 100%,” McDermitt said exclusively. Character Book When asked how Eugene Season 4 would react to Eugene Season 11, whose bravery inadvertently caused Sebastian’s death. “I wouldn’t even call him ashamed. Hu [used to run] In the opposite direction when he saw the pedestrians.”
McDermitt recalled the band’s escape from Terminus in the season 5 premiere, “No Sanctuary” when a fugitive Eugene escaped an infantry put out by Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green).
“Sonequa sent me a gif of us running out of a carriage, and there were zombies arriving at Eugene, and Eugene was doing one of these things [juke motions]McDermitt said. Then she came and shot the treadmill in the brain, and I thought that was very funny. “
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For McDermitt, that represents “how far this guy has gone that he doesn’t run to get off the treadmill, but actually gets his hands dirty and pushes the treadmill onto someone and dies saying, ‘OK, these are the breaks. ” [Eugene is] Unrecognizable at this point.”
As for Sebastian, actor Rab Olson, who spoke to him Character Book For exclusive post-mortem results, there are no hard feelings.
“Josh McDermitt is one of my favorite humans in the world. He was the first person to really invite me to the show and into the family, and from day one he always made me feel like a part of the family,” Rap Olson said. “So I was actually very happy and very grateful that he was there on the last day with that and he could literally be the guy feeding me for this walker.”