Morgan hasn't had an easy team re-assimilating into Rick's group of survivors in AMC's "The Walking Dead" season six, but there's one person in particular he consistently butts heads with: Carol. Their brewing animosity resulted in Morgan knocking her out in the midseason finale, after she attempted to kill his Wolf prisoner -- and, according to Robert Kirkman, their tenuous relationship won't be getting any easier when the show returns.
"Morgan has a very solidified way of thinking that he truly believes in that is at times very much in conflict with almost everyone in Rick's group, and that's going to be a huge part of this back half of the season," he told Entertainment Weekly. "I would say that the conflict between him and Carol is only beginning. I would expect to see, a little bit more of that in the back half of the season as Morgan is still finding his place within this group."
"He's still very much new to the scene and trying to feel out, how it is that he interacts with these people," he added. "And his philosophy, as I said, is at odds with Rick, and it's possibly going to be more at odds after the attack on Alexandria than it was before. So, there's been some interesting things ahead for the character Morgan, and we'll just have to see where they go."
As to Rick's evolving worldview, Kirkman said, "Rick's views are always evolving, and I think that's one of his strengths. As he experiences more, as he learns more, his viewpoint changes, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, but he is constantly trying to feel his way around this new world and adapting to it."
"I would say that moving forward, I would expect things to be no different," he continued. "Just because in the first half of the season he felt one way doesn't necessarily mean that he's going to be that way moving forward, and I would say that the loss of Deanna, and everything that he had learned from her during his time in Alexandria is going to have a meaningful impact on him that is going to change the way he's thinking moving forward."
"I think this event has the potential to bring these people together once and for all, which is potentially a benefit that will solidify them all behind Rick, and will unify the group in a way that will make it much more efficient than it had been before. That will, in a sense, wipe away the conflict that's been present since Rick's group arrived in Alexandria," he explained.