In some respects, Eugene Porter has come a long way during his time on AMC’s The Walking Dead. He began as a frightened survivor who lied to his friends for protection. But in the last couple of seasons, he’s fought hard and learned how to fight back. Now that he’s become part of Negan’s group of bloodthirsty Saviors, though, it’s hard to imagine what’s next for Eugene. Sure, he could team up with Negan for good — but that would be a big blow for fans of the character, especially after what Negan did to Eugene’s best friend, Abraham.
After viewing “Hostiles and Calamities” and watching Eugene’s apparent turn to the dark side, the character’s path has diverged heavily from its trajectory in Robert Kirkman’s comics. That’s not uncommon — we’ve seen plenty of differences between the two storylines over the years. But if Eugene does, in fact, stay by Negan’s side, his character arc will end up looking significantly different on TV, and that could ultimately change how the overall Walking Dead story progresses.