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The Walking Dead Pool: Who Will Be the Next to Die on The Walking Dead?

by on 02/06/2015
 

 


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Beth Greene’s death in the mid-season finale “Coda” was perhaps one of the most shocking in The Walking Dead history, being sudden and seemingly pointless. But even as our cast mourns, they’re still in danger. Will they lose another member in the mid-season premiere,  “What Happened and What’s Going On?”

Vote for whomever you think won’t make it out. After the episode we’ll compare the results with what happened and see how good our guesses were.

Warning: There are spoilers for previous episodes in this post and likely in the comments. But please, no spoilers for un-aired episodes. We will delete those if we see them.


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Rick has smartened and toughened up through tragedy and learning from his own mistakes until he’s almost a force of nature, a pure survivor. Woe be it to anyone who threatens him or his friends. Rick’s death would be the most surprising, since most of the comic plots, for years worth of stories, revolve around Rick.


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Other than chill in a boxcar, be reunited with Judith, play boy detective at Father Gabriel’s church and give Father Gabriel the machete he used to escape the church with, Carl hasn’t had much to do this season so far. There are things down the road that might be bad news for Carl, but death seems unlikely.


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Judith has had her third major brush with death. She’s long dead at this point in the comics, but it doesn’t seem like the show has been willing to go through with it. She might be more valuable from a plot perspective as a vulnerable member of the group for others, like Tyreese, to protect. Also, we love the expressive new babies that play Judith and don’t want to see them go.


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Looks like our favorite samurai got her katana back, but she’s proven she’s deadly with or without it. At the end of last season we we’re just starting to get hints of her backstory and she was getting closer to Rick and Carl. Killing her would be a wicked rug-yanking moment, but it’s more likely these story lines will be allowed to play out.


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Through his relationships with both Carol and Beth, Daryl has discovered he “ain’t ashes,” but he probably feels like it after losing Beth. Will his grief make him reckless, or even more determined to survive and protect the others?


Carol 200x150 - The Walking Dead Pool: Who Will Be the Next to Die on The Walking Dead?Carol
Carol went through hell at Grady Memorial Hospital, surviving injuries that would have killed most people and then watching one of her friends die for no reason. But she’s tough, perhaps the toughest of any of the survivors.  We’ll see if she can move on.


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Morgan is on our way to rejoin our group on the way to Washington D.C. We don’t expect he’ll die on the way, but he might be in danger after he reaches them.


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Glenn and Maggie just headed off to D.C. with Abraham. They found out that mission was based on a lie. Then they made it back just in time to see that Beth had died. It’s not been a very good week, and there’s going to be a lot of grief for Glenn and Maggie to deal with. But either of their deaths would be a big surprise.


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Comic readers know that Maggie is prone to rash decisions. Will Beth’s death provoke one in her? She’s not likely to be thinking straight after losing her sister.


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Well, we know now that Tyreese won’t kill the living. He let Martin live even and he didn’t help in the massacre of the Hunters. Can a man hold on to his humanity in the zombie apocalypse and survive? Not that we’ve seen so far.


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Sasha is bitter and angry after losing Bob, but also vulnerable. Her compassion led her to make a big mistake and she could feel culpable in Beth’s death. Also, there are behind the scenes reasons, a pregnancy, that the actor might leave the show.


tara 200x150 - The Walking Dead Pool: Who Will Be the Next to Die on The Walking Dead?Tara
Everyone welcomed Tara with open arms. But she’s still no killer, as we saw during the church massacre. She’s still loyal to Glenn and went along for the ride on the Washington, D.C., which turned out to be a bust. She doesn’t seem to be in any immediate danger.


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Poor Abraham lost his one reason to live when it turned out that Eugene’s story about a cure for the walker plague in Washington, D.C. was a lie. But, crucially, he also decided he didn’t want to die. Looks like he might stick around a while longer and become a valuable member of Rick’s group.


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Rosita is almost as shattered by Eugene’s lie as Abraham, but she took the opportunity to stand up to Abraham and be more than just an extra vote for his plans. Glenn also officially welcomed her to stay with their group and she showed useful survival skills. Plus, like the others with her group she’s not in any obvious danger.


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Eugene was clearly not dead at the end of Coda, despite his massive beating. The entire group now knows he’s a liar, but he also has smarts and skills that might encourage them to keep him around.


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Father Gabriel has the opposite of survival skills and terrible judgment. But after running away and finding Bob’s barbecued leg, he now knows he’ll have to be tougher if he wants to survive. He might die of tetanus, though, from that nail he got in his foot.


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Beth died in a misguided attempt to save Noah, we think, so it would suck if all of that went for nothing and Noah died in this episode. But Beth’s death was already pretty pointless so there’s little chance of making it that much less pointless. Noah has one remaining role, to lead the survivors to his home compound near Richmond, and we’ll see what happens after that.

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