When The Walking Dead Season 10B kicks off next Sunday, there are a number of questions that will likely be answered. There is, of course, the question of who exactly is going to escape from the cave trap set by The Whisperers. Another thing viewers want to see answered before the year is out is what side Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is on. While there are some who are expecting that question to take most of the rest of the season to answer, one new theory posits AMC has already tipped its hand.
Comic Book believes a line in one of 10B’s promos showed Negan is going to be quite the turncoat. As The Inquisitr reported earlier this month, the show’s executive producer, Denise Huth, has discussed a couple of different ways the character could go, though she and her team supposedly haven’t quite mapped it out yet. If the new theory is true, that would be a misdirect as they’ve apparently got it planned out before the official start of 10B.
The line occurs when the camera is zoomed in on Negan and he says he’s not “big on saving people.” Comic Book believes this isn’t something that would need to be said if he was standing among a group of Whisperers. In the world of The Walking Dead, that kind of comment wouldn’t need to be made to them, because it’s already their philosophy that only the strong survive.
There is also the fact that Negan has been saving people left and right. Since his original gang was taken down by Rick Grimes and company, he’s attempted to turn over a new leaf. The Walking Dead‘s creators, however, seem to want people to think he’s gone back to being a bad boy since joining the Whisperers.
The theory posits his turn back to a bad boy has simply been in an attempt to convince Alpha. If this is indeed the case, it mirrors what has already been seen in the comic books. While the television show and the graphic novels haven’t always followed the same storylines, most of the major plot points have at least approached each other.
There is also the fact that Morgan himself thinks Negan is the man who could play hero for Michonne (Danai Gurira) and the rest of her group. Appearing on a previous episode of the Talking Dead podcast, Morgan explained why he thinks his character could be the big hero for The Walking Dead this season.
“I think that, moving forward, our group is in big trouble with the Whisperers, much more trouble than they were in with Negan and the Saviors. And if I think if someone can step forward and help, it’s Negan,” he said.