By Brandon Davis
In Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead, Negan lastly peeled the curtain again on his backstory, revealing particulars of his pre-apocalyptic life.
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While Negan and Father Gabriel had been trapped in a trailer outdoors of the Sanctuary, being seen for the primary time because the Season eight premiere, the 2 characters acquired to know each other in a confessional model dialog. It was there the place Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s villain opened up about his life previous to the apocalypse, insisting he has been serving to individuals all alongside.
More particularly, “Kids,” are who Negan claims to have helped essentially the most. “You don’t show them the way, they turn out like garbage,” Negan stated. “Little a–holes become great big ones, so you show them the way. Adults, they need it, too. The government, laws, religion, guilt. People are weak.”
As it seems, that means to “help” individuals helped Negan type the Saviors and take over the Sanctuary. “I took this place and it was a damn free for all,” Negan stated. “A confederation of badholes. An army made up of gangs of animals. The last guy that was in charge? He wasn’t in charge of shit. He allowed people to be weak. I don’t, I make them strong, which makes this world strong. You’re gonna see Gabey. I’m gonna make you my special project.”
Later, after Gabriel questions Negan on having a number of wives throughout the Sanctuary, the villain reveals he had somebody earlier than the world fell. “My first wife was a real wife,” Negan stated. “My only real life ’til death did us part. It was before this. I lied to her. I screwed around on her. She was sick and when she went, when she went it was during this. I couldn’t put her down. That is how I was weak. That is what I will confess because, yeah, maybe we do bite the big one here.”
The transfer offers Negan one thing to narrate to Morgan Jones on but in addition follows the story specified by the Here’s Negan comedian guide. The story sees Negan as a highschool fitness center instructor with a spouse named Lucille. In the books, the villain was dishonest on his spouse till she was identified with a terminal sickness. Though he tries to make up for misplaced time by abandoning his affair and spending each second together with his unwell spouse, Lucille’s demise catches Negan off-guard simply because the apocalypse begins to fall upon the world. As she rises from her mattress as a reanimated corpse, Negan flees the hospital and leaves her to wander the world.
“That was a lot of fun,” Father Gabriel actor Seth Gilliam instructed ComicBook.com. “It took a few days to shoot that actually because there was a lot of work that we had to do with mostly Jeffrey doing the heavy lifting on it, which was a test with his focus because it was about 115 degrees in that trailer easily with no breeze. You know, it was hot and you had to sit by it each time, and he had to go and go and go and go with his dialogue. It was fascinating for me to watch. I had like a front row seat to what I thought was a completely different side of Negan.”
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