This past Sunday night’s episode of “The Walking Dead” was very Eugene heavy, mostly centered on the mullet-haired character’s moral struggles inside the crumbling walls of the Saviors’ compound. We now know that Eugene knows Dwight is the mole inside the building, but he doesn’t intend on spilling the beans to Negan.
What will Eugene do next? Your guess is as good as ours.
Personally speaking, the charm of Eugene has completely worn off, leaving behind a goofy character who feels very out of place in the world of “The Walking Dead.” Worse yet, he never comes off like he’s even a real human being, as his default setting is to spout so much hard to understand nonsense that it’s a chore just listening to him speak.
Is it time for Eugene to be killed off? If you’re asking me, he has long overstayed his welcome. And if he does soon die, actor Josh McDermitt has a dream scenario.
“I don’t know that there is anyone more fun to watch do a physically intense fight scene than Andrew Lincoln,” McDermitt told EW. “I told him and Greg Nicotero that IF Eugene were to die, I want to be choked out by Rick. Most actors have a “thing” — a look they can shoot to the camera, and that’s how they make their money throughout their career… I think Andrew Lincoln’s “thing” is choking people in a scene. It’s so intense you think he’s really trying to choke the guy.”
After turning his back on Rick and aligning with Negan, you’d probably find me cheering if such a death scene were to actually play out on the show. I welcome it with open arms.