‘Doma Smo,’ the sixth and last episode of AMC’s post-apocalyptic series ‘The Walking Dead: Dead City,’ centres on Maggie Greene and Negan’s confrontation as the latter makes every effort to free her son Hershel from the Croat. After meeting Ginny, Negan quickly realises that Maggie has been telling him lies. In order to deliver Negan to the Croat, who desires more from Negan than retribution, Maggie makes an effort to beat him. The captivating episode 6 leaves the audience with more questions than answers, piqued by its cliffhanger. You have come to the proper site if you want a thorough analysis of the subject. Spoilers follow.
Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1 Finale Recap
Dead City Season 1 Finale “Doma Smo” opens with Ginny running into Negan after a dangerous quest. To ensure her safety, he requests that she go back to Hilltop. He makes it plain that he cannot protect her while aiding in the search for Hershel, Maggie’s son. Ginny continues to closely hug Negan until Perlie Armstrong offers to take the girl back to the settlement on the mainland. Negan tells Ginny that he killed her father and several other men and that he has been caring for her because he made her an orphan after realising that she won’t leave him. Ginny becomes distraught and flees from him. Following her, Perlie brings her to Hilltop.
Ginny left, so Negan and Maggie worked together to locate the Croat’s den and rescue Hershel. They head to the structure where the dark smoke is coming from. As soon as they are in it, Maggie tries to assault Negan, but he is prepared for it. While walkers are underneath them, the two of them battle. Negan concludes that Hershel, not the Croat, was the one who stole her grain by requesting her to bring the latter to them. Negan notices that Maggie doesn’t respond to him and that she hasn’t accepted his transformation for the better or forgiven him. The Croat shows up quickly and is delighted to see his former commander again.
The Croat tells Negan that he had been looking for the latter for months, only to find out from Jerome that the former vile Saviours leader had been occupied aiding Glenn, the widow of one of his murder victims. The Croatian also says that if he had captured Negan alone, without Maggie’s assistance, he would have kidnapped Hershel for good, making Maggie appear to regret her choice to identify Negan as the kidnapper of her son. When Perlie runs across one of his superiors or coworkers, he informs them that Negan was on the island when he encountered him and killed him. Instead of asking him to discuss what truly happened to Negan, his boss requests that he speak on the island’s methane deposit.
Walking Dead: Dead City Season 1 Ending: Does Maggie Get Hershel Back?
Maggie does, in fact, get Hershel back. Maggie attacks Negan after entering the Croat’s den and declares that her son Hershel is her main concern. The Croat isn’t completely ready to leave Hershel, but he also doesn’t want to betray Maggie after offering to give her son back when she turns Negan up to him. Betraying her friend is not one of the beliefs and ideals that Maggie has always held most dear. But when it comes to picking between Hershel and Negan, she knows which one she wants. She will do all it takes to keep her kid safe, even if that means putting Negan to death.
Negan, who brutally murdered Glenn in front of Maggie, has caused her enough suffering already. She hasn’t forgave him, but at this time she isn’t looking for retribution either. She is aware that she cannot sacrifice Hershel’s safety for Negan’s sake since he is the only person she has left in this world following Glenn’s passing. She believes that because of the pain he had caused her in the past, the crimes she conducts that put Negan in danger no longer qualify as crimes. Because of this, even while she is aware that what she is doing is wrong, she is nevertheless able to give him to the Croat.
Negan welcomes Maggie’s choice to turn on him in exchange for protecting Hershel. If she had been honest with him, Negan would have preferred to join forces with Maggie and take on the Croat on behalf of her kid. He can understand her hesitation, though, because she is under no obligation to defend the man who killed her husband when the safety of her child is at stake. He doesn’t challenge either of them, leading the Croat to release Hershel to his mother.
Why Do the Croat and Dama Want Negan?
It seems as though the Croatian wants Negan to wreak his vengeance on him when he first tells Maggie about his history with the Croat and how he attempted to kill the latter. The Croat doesn’t desire Negan’s blood, though. He also acknowledges Negan’s motivation for wanting to murder him. The Croat acknowledges that while they were members of the Saviours and Negan was their leader, he should have obeyed his commands. Even still, the Croat respects Negan’s authority and believes that his attempt to kill him was simply just compensation for leaving his leader’s route.
In the eyes of the Croat, Negan is a powerful individual who demands deference and submission, and that is precisely what the latter and his mistress, the Dama, demand of Negan. Methane is one of the most valuable resources in the post-apocalyptic world, and the Dama and the Croat have been harnessing it to create their own country. They have been in charge of Manhattan as their empire, and they have huge plans to take over the rest of the city. The Dama explains to Negan that she wants to unite more people under her dominion and build a federation akin to the Commonwealth.
Negan is desired as their general by both the Dama and the Croat. The Croat had seen the extent Negan had gone to protect his people, the former Saviours, and the brutality with which he had dealt with others. The Croat is aware that Negan has a force that compels people to submit to him and his followers. Using Negan’s savagery, The Dama hopes to subjugate other towns and vanquish her adversaries. She is aware that methane is too valuable a resource and will draw opponents, as is clear from Perlie’s superior’s interest in the substance. The leaders of New Babylon might wish to seize control of the resource, and Negan and the Dama must be working to raise an army to oppose them.
What is in the Dama’s Box?
Although the Dama has various plans to use Negan to help her kingdom grow, she is aware that he has changed. She is, however, also wicked enough to understand that Negan’s cruelty cannot be wiped away, especially once he exhibits it by slicing the intestines of one of the Croat’s men. Thus, the Dama presents him with something to inspire his ruthlessness. She wants Negan to serve as her ward and carry out her commands. Whatever is in the box is the collar she is placing around his neck in an effort to control him like a dog.
One of Hershel’s fingers that the Dama stole is in the box. She is demonstrating the same thing to him in order to make it apparent that if he disobeys her, she will go looking for Hershel once more. The Dama has seen the great Negan concede defeat to Maggie without ever raising a finger, demonstrating his shame and regret over killing Glenn, the woman’s husband. The Dama is using this to keep Negan under check in the hopes that he won’t want to be the cause of any further catastrophes for Maggie and Hershel. She desires Negan’s submission in order to prevent further harm to Hershel.