Some of you may have noticed that the past few episodes of The Walking Dead (whilst thrilling) have been pretty Eugene-lite. Our favourite 80s haircut pioneer has been staying home to play house sitter in the Alexandria Safe Zone. Keeping a low profile, perhaps Eugene was too busy washing his hair to help lead the attack on the Savior compound? I mean, to be so bold with a hairstyle is a risky position to take and one that requires a lot of attention.
However you will be pleased to hear that we are promised some more 'hairtime' for Eugene in episode 14, "Twice As far". But the question still bugs us, what has Eugene been doing whilst Rick's gang have been Savior slaying? The man behind the mullet, Josh McDermitt, told EW exactly what Eugene has been up to whilst 'the cat's away'.
Building his strength for the upcoming battle:
Eugene ended up eating all of the acorn and beet cookies left over from Carol’s big baking extravaganza. He started in her kitchen licking the leftover batter from the spoon and bowl. Then he ended up at Sam’s grave where he ate the cookie Carol left for him — at least what was left of it after some ants devoured half of it.
Getting some well deserved R&R:
Eugene slept in everyone’s bed, trying to figure out which one he may want to take. Let’s be honest, the rest of the group is on a serious life-or-death mission to kill as many Saviors as possible, and there was a good chance someone would die and not come back. Who is it going to be? Hard to say … Might as well try all the beds and do some swapping if need be.
Starting some manscaping:
Eugene had plenty of time to raid Jessie’s beauty supply cabinet after Alexandria’s resident hairdresser was swarmed to death. There were a lot of hair care products that were only being used by Daryl. Gotta keep that mullet silky smooth.
Updating his image:
Speaking of Daryl … tried on Daryl’s vest that has wing patches sewn on the back. Removed the wings and stitched on mullets shaped to look like wings. Hoping Daryl is too occupied with killin’ to notice.
Turning to religion:
With Father Gabriel along for the killing spree, Eugene has taken over pastoral duties … which only consists of eating all the communion wafers and drinking the wine.
Well that explains that then, no rest for the wicked. To be fair maintaining such luscious locks is a full time position, forget saving the world, who will save your split ends in a zombie apocalypse? We are betting he was getting his hair ready for a special occasion! We haven't seen Eugene take a punch since Abraham gave him a nice warm cup of 'shut the f**k up' last season. With a rumoured Savior ambush on Eugene and Abraham, could someone be about to mess with the hair?
You can check out the promo for "Twice As Far" below