'The Walking Dead' season 6 news, spoilers: Maggie is a 'lioness,' Negan is one of TV's greatest villains ever

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Sunday’s episode of the AMC zombie apocalypse series “The Walking Dead” saw Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and several Alexandrians, along with new character Jesus (Tom Payne), make their way to the Hilltop Colony and meet the survivors in that community.

The interaction led to the Alexandrians striking a deal with those from the Hilltop Colony. Rick and company would take care of Negan, the much-anticipated new villain who will be played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and in exchange, the Colony will give the Alexandrians the food and supplies that they need.

The episode also saw Maggie (Lauren Cohan) taking a major step into a leadership role, attempting to reach an agreement with the Hilltop Colony leader, Gregory (Xander Berkeley).

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cohan talked about Maggie’s evolution and what’s ahead for the survivors.

According to the actress, when Rick pushes Maggie to act in behalf of the Alexandrians and she has to deal with a difficult situation, Maggie finds her own strength. She also realizes that Rick has the same confidence in her that former Alexandria leader Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh) had.

As for Maggie’s pregnancy and what it means for the group, Cohan said: “Michonne and Abraham are scared for Glenn and Maggie having this baby but by the end of this episode, you get this affirmation that without these little tender things that we have to protect, that we don’t have the inspiration to push forward and fight. I love the lioness vibe that’s happening here for Maggie.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with IGN, “The Walking Dead” executive producer David Alpert gave fans a hint of what’s to come in the remaining episodes of season 6, saying, “Negan is one of the greatest villains ever created in TV.”

According to the TWD boss, what makes Negan so terrifying is that he makes a “certain amount of sense.” As Alpert said, even when the villain does truly horrible things, there’s a “barbaric logic” to what he does. “It takes a little while to wrap your head around it,” he added.

“The Walking Dead” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.