In the earliest episode of The Walking Dead, Morgan introduced Rick Grimes to the apocalypse by educating him on the undead, which were walking around beside them. For Morgan, though, these walkers had a very personal connection to him. One walker circling his house was his late wife Jenny.
Despite multiple efforts, Morgan was unable to put his wife's reanimated form down. According to James, this is his biggest regret for Morgan, and a factor which drives him still today.
"Morgan didn't put a bullet in his wife's head," James said. "I think he'd be a different man today."
Morgan has changed significantly since the early days of The Walking Dead, as have all the characters surviving thus far. One of the key changes, however, is understanding the need to put the reanimated down as a means to prevent their endless rotting and wandering of the earth, a revelation which came upon learning there is no cure for the zombie virus.
"The whole dilemma, the crux of the dilemma in Morgan's life was pulling that trigger. If he didn't pull it for the right reasons and he should've pulled it," James said. "Good question, either answer."
Heading into Season Eight, James promises Morgan will be a dangerous man, warning fans to "be careful what you wish for" when rooting for Morgan to start killing again.
The Walking Dead's sibling series Fear the Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 pm ET on AMC. The Walking Dead will return for its eighth season on October 22, 2017. The Season Eight premiere will mark 100 episodes overall for the popular AMC series. For complete coverage and insider info all season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.