At the end of The Walking Dead season 10 midseason finale, we saw Michonne embark on a new journey with Virgil. It’s an intriguing prospect for her as a character, but a worrisome one for everyone wondering about Danai Gurira’s future on the series.
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What we know at the moment is simply this: Gurira isn’t officially done on the show just yet; however, she is leaving at some point this season. There are questions that are then worth wondering, including how this voyage could shape her future and if she will be gone for a few episodes before a return.
In terms of the finer details, executive producer Angela Kang is not commenting. Yet, she did say the following to Deadline about the larger Michonne arc, and some of what this character is dealing with at the moment:
There’s more story to tell with Michonne within the season coming up, but that’s been one of the things that’s been really fun to work on. We spent some time mapping this out, because she only had limited episodes with us this year. We examined what are some of the journeys that she’ll take that have both plot resonance but also just personal resonance for her. Also, Michonne’s struggling with the death of her friend, Siddiq. He was so tight with Carl (Rick Grimes’s now dead son, played by Chandler Riggs on TWD) and after Carl’s death, I think Siddiq took on a lot of significance, and that definitely plays into her story going forward, as well.
We would like to see Michonne’s eventual exit bring her closer to a Rick Grimes reunion, but there are some other things to ponder with it. Take, for example, this — if she goes, what happens to the kids? What happens to the community? This is not something that she can walk away from so easily.
Yet, we’re sure there is a plan; we just have to wait to see it now set in motion.
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