Spoilers ahead for The Walking Dead Season 8 finale! On Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead, things change for Maggie (Lauren Cohan) in a big way. Not only does Rick spare Negan's life, despite her protests, but the end of the episode shows her plotting with Daryl and Jesus about showing Michonne and Rick that they were wrong for keeping him alive. Even aside from that big moment, there are plenty of clues about Maggie in The Walking Dead Season 8, which could point to where she'll go from here.
Things remain a little murky in terms of Maggie's future, to say the least, but the finale definitely hints that big things are in store for her as she plots against former allies and friends Rick and Michonne. It's even suggested that Maggie could be a villain next season — a stark contrast from the Maggie that viewers first met back at the farm, who always wanted peace and was reluctant even to kill walker at first. The Maggie of today has some big plans up her sleeve, and she's made it clear that she's capable of leading groups of followers in order to pull off those schemes.
While The Walking Dead fans will probably be waiting until the fall for next season, they can spend the hiatus speculating about how this long-time character will have changed when the show returns. Here are a couple of clues that point to Maggie's state of mind: