All out war on The Walking Dead is not the best time for infighting and bickering, but with so many disparate groups going up against the Saviors it’s kind of inevitable. The epic duel in Sunday, Nov. 5’s episode was fun to watch, but ill-timed and possible indicative of a larger problem. What’s happening to Morgan on The Walking Dead? He may have given up his fight with Jesus and left the group, but it seems like something is really wrong with him.
This conflict started as a philosophical debate. Jesus wants to take the Saviors who surrendered to the Hilltop as prisoner. Morgan isn’t willing to trust them and wanted them dead. They’ll just keep coming, he thinks. They’re not going to change. The debate really hammered home the reality of the show at this point of the story. They’re at war — really at war. That doesn’t just mean shooting up the other side. A lot of people are involved. It means soldiers, prisoners, bystanders, and ultimately treaties, negotiations, and peace.
Morgan is right not to trust the Saviors, especially when they’re whistling Nutcracker tunes in your ear, but Jesus is right too. Eventually, the war will end and the Saviors and the other communities are going to have to learn to live with one another. The way they treat those who surrender matters.
Unfortunately, Morgan isn’t having it, and the fight turns physical. Then but after the two spar it out, Morgan seems a little dazed. It’s almost as if he blacked out, or wasn’t himself. “I’m not right,” he says. “I know that. But I’m not wrong.” It’s good to know that he can defend himself no matter his mental state, but this is really scary! Is Morgan OK? Is he having another breakdown? Did he have a stroke? Could this kill him?