One of the more interesting character arcs during season seven of The Walking Dead came from Eugene, who betrayed the Alexandrians for the safety Negan offered at the Sanctuary.
At first, it seemed like Eugene could have been double-crossing the Saviors leader, but the season finale seemed to suggest he is indeed “utterly, completely stone-cold Negan” as the Saviors launched an assault on Alexandria.
But what would Abraham have thought about Eugene’s betrayal?
Michael Cudlitz, who played the popular character, shared his thoughts at Walker Stalker Con recently, saying that he ‘gets’ why Eugene’s doing what he’s doing.
“I think [Eugene is] being very, very true to character,” Cudlitz said (via ComicBook.com). “This is exactly the guy I punched in the face at the fire truck.
“He’s staying alive. Especially if somebody he’s looking for me in protection, and he sees the person that he felt could protect him from anything gets killed, what the hell kind of chance does he think he stands in his own head?
“He’s gonna say no? He’s gonna defy them? He’s gonna somehow beat Negan?
“He may ultimately poison their entire food supply and kill them all but not today! He’s staying alive!”
Whatever the case, Eugene isn’t exactly safe right now.
Showrunner Scott Gimple recently suggested that he better start watching his back.
“He has still not found the strength to get over his fear,” he said. “He’s still Negan after seeing everything Sasha is doing.
“I don’t think it looks good for Eugene. But with everything Sasha said to him, maybe his courage is just lying dormant.”