Disclaimer: There are spoilers and potential spoilers ahead for “The Walking Dead”.
Fans have been skeptical of Stephanie’s identity since her introduction to the series.
It seems they were right. A caption of the photo on the AMC press site describes her as “Stéphanie lure”.
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It looks like AMC inadvertently spoiled an upcoming big twist on “The Walking Dead.”
As many fans have theorized, the woman who paraded as Stephanie in “TWD” in the Commonwealth, played by Chelle Ramos, is not who she claims to be.
According to a photo tag on the AMC press site added on Monday, a photo of Ramos’ character, who was featured at the end of Season 11, Episode 2 as the woman Eugene was communicating with over the radio, was tagged like “Stéphanie lure”.
So who is Stéphanie? Likely the character of Margot Bingham who is seen in another press photo
Fans began to theorize that Stephanie de Ramos might not be the real Stephanie, as it was well known that another actress, Margot Bingham, provided the mysterious voice on the radio that interacted with Eugene (Josh McDermitt) in season 10.
McDermitt previously confirmed that the voice on the radio was Bingham’s to Insider in 2019, saying, “Yes, it’s Margot Bingham. I’m only saying that because her name was in the credits. So if they want to get mad at me, well, then they shouldn’t credit her name. “
In July 2020, Deadline reported that Bingham had joined the cast for Season 11, presumably as Stephanie. At the time, AMC had not confirmed its role.
Another preview photo for Sunday’s episode shows Bingham’s character “TWD”. For the press, the photo bears the mention “Max, formerly Stéphanie”. The “formerly known” part is a bit confusing and only asks us more questions.
We’re sure “TWD” will eventually reveal more about it.
What this may mean for Eugene: This is probably not good news.
The dominant theory was that the Commonwealth had planted a decoy Stephanie in order to get Eugene and the others to talk about a potential community they came from and catch them in a lie.
It’s fair that we mention that while the next episode of “TWD,” season 11, episode five is currently airing on AMC +, Insider is under embargo and cannot speak to the episode until it airs on AMC on Sunday. September 19.
We will say that we have previously postulated that Eugene should have been more careful when lying to Mercer, the leader of the Commonwealth militia.
Mercer made it clear that if Eugene was lying to him, he would know.
If Mercer planted a “Stephanie decoy” to be his spy to try to find inconsistencies in Eugene’s story, it could be a disaster for Eugene, Yumiko, Princess and Ezekiel.
We don’t want Mercer and the Commonwealth Army to hurt Eugene.
New episodes of “TWD” air Sundays on AMC at 9 p.m. ET. You can follow our coverage of the show here.
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