In the latest episode of “The Walking Dead: Dead City,” actor Jonathan Higginbotham, who plays Tomasso, discussed his character’s pivotal role in a surprising twist. During episode 5, titled “Stories We Tell Ourselves,” it is revealed that Tomasso warned The Croat about Maggie, Negan, and the rebel group’s plan to attack the arena. His motive was to protect his girlfriend, Amaia, without realizing that his actions would lead to the death of everyone else.
In an interview with AMC Talk, Higginbotham shared his thoughts on portraying Tomasso’s reveal in the episode. He highlighted the complexity of Tomasso’s character and how he could have taken a different path to safeguard his fellow survivors.
Despite Tomasso’s betrayal, his story ends tragically when he is bitten in the neck by a Walker and dies while trying to escape the arena underground with Maggie, Ginny, and Amaia. During the chaotic zombie ambush, Amaia also loses her life. Unfortunately, Tomasso’s efforts to protect the group only result in their demise.
This twist in Tomasso’s character parallels Maggie’s own revelation at the end of episode 5. Maggie plans to trade Negan to The Croat in exchange for her son, Hershel. Like Tomasso, Maggie is driven by her desire to save her loved ones, even if it means sacrificing someone else, in this case, Negan’s freedom and Ginny’s father figure. Tomasso’s death serves as a warning of the potential consequences Maggie may face if she trusts The Croat to fulfill his end of the bargain.
The upcoming episode 6 trailer hints at a conflict between Maggie and Negan, suggesting that Negan might discover Maggie’s true intentions. As the season finale, episode 6 is likely to explore the fallout from Maggie’s revelation, and whether she will face a fate similar to Tomasso’s remains to be seen.
As “The Walking Dead: Dead City” season 1 approaches its conclusion, the viewers are left with suspense and anticipation as they wait to see how Maggie’s decisions will impact the survival of her group.