We knew that Lauren Cohan would be leaving at some point during The Walking Dead's ninth season. However, the manner in which her character's exit was handled is a bit puzzling.
It was incredibly jarring to come to the realization that Maggie left the group to join Georgie at some point during the six years following Rick's "death." Instead of learning what transpired first hand, we were merely given some lazy exposition from Jesus and Tara. While that's all fine and dandy, we've followed Maggie through so many hardships in her character's arc, and learning that we weren't a part of such a pivotal moment was disappointing.
It's been confirmed that Lauren Cohan will return at some point in Season 10, so perhaps we'll get some more insight or a flashback episode explaining Maggie's departure. But at that point will anyone really care?