The Walking Dead Season 3 Death Pool: Who Will Live, Who Will Die?

How long do you think you'd last in a zombie apocalypse? One day? One week? Sixty-six years, three months, two weeks, and six days? For the characters of AMC's The Walking Dead, surviving three full seasons would be an impressive feat.

We know that some major characters won't make it to see Season 4, and with Season 3 about to start this Sunday, now's the perfect time to put some bullseyes on the characters we think will be zombie snacks.

Here are the characters fighting for the right to still be called survivors by next year.




RICK GRIMES
Actor:
Andrew Lincoln

Current Status: Rick's the de facto leader of the group now that Shane is dead, murdered by Rick then re-murdered by Carl. He's a bit on edge now that Lori is pregnant and I guess all the zombies aren't helping either.

Reasons He Could Die: This show will kill ANYONE at ANYTIME except let's be honest probably not Rick. But imagine the tsunami-sized wall of shit that would crash the Internet if he did. For that reason alone, you have to consider it a possibility. Tiny, tiny possibility.

Reasons He's Safe: He's Rick Grimes, beeeeeitch! If he gets more than 10 votes in the poll below then you guys are doing it just to annoy me.

Odds of getting killed off: 1,482 to 1. Make that 1,483 to 1.




LORI GRIMES
Actor: Sarah Wayne Callies

Current Status: Pregnant as allll Hell. Which means her hormones will probably make her do even more stupid things. Did she want Shane dead? Did she want Shane alive? Depends on the day, apparently.

Reasons She Could Die: The billions of Lori Grimes voodoo dolls shredded, impaled, and drowned by The Walking Dead fans. She could not look where she's going and fall off a cliff. AIDS from having sex with so many people who aren't her husband. Because the creators read message boards.

Reasons She's Safe: Well, she's pregnant, and killing a pregnant woman would be bold even for this show. And once she gives birth (which could happen this season), how cruel would it be to kill off the newborn's mother?

Odds of getting killed off: 7 to 1 but if we pray hard enough maybe we can inch this down to 1 to 1,000,000!




CARL GRIMES
Actor: Chandler Riggs

Current Status: Growing up! Carl took a major step towards adulthood by killing the zombie version of his dad's best friend. You can just skip puberty now, Carl.

Reasons He Could Die: Carl suffers from a deadly condition known as "terrible parenting" and can often be found walking alone in the woods, wandering around in bogs without supervision, and poking zombies with sticks. It's a wonder he's still alive.

Reasons He's Safe: Well, he's the last kid remaining. The show can't kill Sophia AND him, can they? He's also the show's metaphor for how much the world has changed, and he's pretty useful at getting other characters killed (Carl's bad, Dale!). Plus, he's getting pretty good with a gun and we have to see at least one season highlighting Carl as the world's greatest zombie killer because that's what this series is working up to, right?

Odds of getting killed off: 15 to 1, but should be a lot closer to 1 to 1.




GLENN
Actor: Steven Yeun

Current Status: Glenn is currently one half of the show's power couple and the group's go-to gopher, especially when it involves dangling into a well housing a fat hungry zombie for no good reason at all.

Reasons He Could Die: The only way he goes if he does some heroic "I'll save you Maggie!" sacrifice, because this guy is whipped. Glenn doesn't do stupid things on his own, but the group loves to put him in ridiculously stupid dangerous situations. It's obviously because they're anti-Asian. Watch your back, Glenn! The zombies are the least of your worries!

Reasons He's Safe: He's fast, quick, smart, and plucky. And he can be a coward at times, or as I like to say, a survivor. It also doesn't hurt to share the first name of the showrunner. No way Mazzara comes into work saying, "Today we're killing off... me."

Odds of getting killed off: 10 to 1, but if he dies I'm gonna be real mad!




ANDREA
Actor: Laurie Holden

Current Status: Poor Andrea got separated from the rest of the group after the torching of the farm, and we last saw her ass getting saved by the mysterious hooded woman with the katana.

Reasons She Could Die: I love Andrea, but from a storytelling perspective she's a little expendable. She doesn't really have solid ties to any of the other characters anymore. Plus, she had sex with Shane so she probably has a lethal does of crabs.

Reasons She's Safe: She's being watched over by a badass woman with katanas.

Odds of getting killed off: 20 to 2, 40 to 4, 100 to 10 (math joke!).




DARYL M'F'ING DIXON
Actor: Norman Reedus

Current Status: Sneering in the corner.


Reasons He Could Die: To upset fans. Wasn't in the comics.

Reasons He's Safe: Because he's Daryl Motherf***ing Dixon.

Odds of getting killed off: 500 to 1.




HERSHEL GREENE
Actor: Scott Wilson

Current Status: He's a broken man who just saw his family eaten and his undead family shot in the face and his farm burned to the ground, so he's back on the sauce and not sure this whole Jesus thing was really a good choice.

Reasons He Could Die: Ummm... everything? He's old! He's slow! He's drunk! Also, if we're playing by Lost rules, he (Scott Wilson) was busted for a DUI in August while filming in Georgia so he's as good as gone.

Reasons He's Safe: I'll let you know when I think of one.

Odds of getting killed off: Even money.




MAGGIE GREENE
Actor: Lauren Cohan

Current Status: Totally stressing out or making out with Glenn.

Reasons She Could Die: Maybe because Lauren is antsy to grow her hair out again? Honestly, I don't see her dying, especially looking at that picture of her about to bisect a zombie with a machete.

Reasons She's Safe: She's got Glenn to protect her, and she's got herself to protect herself. I mean, look at that picture! This is a woman who is NOT dying. We also don't want Cohan to have to go back to The CW and suffer through another half-formed character.

Odds of getting killed off: 50 to 1.




BETH GREENE
Actor: Emily Kinney

Current Status: She's on this show? Wait, who is she again? When did she show up?

Reasons She Could Die: She's so innocent that killing her makes for a great reminder that these zombies are pretty awful and really indiscriminate with who they decide to eat. Stupid zombies. She doesn't seem like the heartiest survivor, either. She'd have a problem killing a zombie even if she had a flamethrower chainsaw nail-gun rocket-launcher acid-hose with zombie-seeking missiles.

Reasons She's Safe: She's cute (though that didn't help Andrea's sister). And she has no chance of going into any dangerous situation. While Rick and Glenn and Daryl go clear the prison of ghouls, Beth will be making bologna sandwiches.

Odds of getting killed off: 4 to 1. Cute doesn't matter much during the zombies apocalypse.




T-DOG
Actor: IronE Singleton

Current Status: Every second T-Dog is alive is literally a miracle. But there he is, always available to do the chores and dirty work no one else wants to.

Reasons He Could Die: Horror movie rule number one: he's black. He also wasn't in the comics, has no bond with anyone else, and has a line of dialogue once every half season. Seriously everyone, HOW IS HE ALIVE? He's breaking every rule of television.

Reasons He's Safe: Given the amount of obstacles and stereotypes he's overcome, I'm pretty sure he's God. And how great of a prank would it be to just keep him alive forever knowing that we expect him to die any second? He also has a great immune system, if surviving that nasty infection was any indication.

Odds of getting killed off: Somewhere between 200 to 1 and 1 to 200.




CAROL PELETIER
Actor: Melissa McBride

Current Status: Carol has also defied the odds by surviving, narrowly escaping dire situation after direr situation in the Season 2 finale. Her husband is dead, her kid is dead, and her will isn't looking too great either.

Reasons She Could Die: Let's face it, she isn't exactly the strongest of the bunch. And I wouldn't be surprised if Daryl killed her at some point from all the weird advances she makes on him. But the real reason: do we really need characters named Daryl, Carol, and Carl? Kill the link between the similar sounding names, and things will go a lot smoother.

Reasons She's Safe: The cast and crew are very fond of McBride, and her character is ripe for a personality overhaul in Season 3. She also won't be on the frontlines, instead she'll be back at camp cutting the crusts off the sandwiches Beth made.

Odds of getting killed off: 5 to 1 by zombie, 2 to 1 by Daryl's "accidental" crossbow shot.




MICHONNE
Actor: Danai Gurira

Current Status: We don't really know much about her, but she's got Andrea and a couple of armless, jawless zombies that she keeps as pets.

Reasons She Could Die: Yeah right.

Reasons She's Safe: She appears to be the only one who has figured this zombie thing out because she's the epitome of a survivor. And I don't know if you saw her sword skills in the trailers, but she has no problems with zombies and could probably take out a few Highlanders at the same time. She kinda makes Daryl look like a pussy.

Odds of getting killed off: Zilch. There's a better chance that she'll kill you.




THE GOVERNOR
Actor: David Morrissey

Current Status: We haven't met him yet, but we know the big bad from the comics is coming this season.

Reasons He Could Die: Season 3 just feels like a one-season arc for the bad guy, doesn't it?

Reasons He's Safe: Well, I'm pretty sure he's amassed an army and has taken over a community of willing and able soldiers, like those guys Rick killed in town, so he's got that going for him.

Odds of getting killed off: 5 to 1, unless the writers really want to drag out his story into Season 4.




ZOMBIES
Actor:
Struggling actors, baristas who had the weekend off, contest winners

Current Status: Roaming around Georgia looking for brains.

Reasons They Could Die: I'm not gonna lie: The odds are pretty stacked against them. Decaying skin and weakened bone structure allow for sharp objects to pass through with minimal effort, and blunt objects are pretty effective too. Still can't think beyond, "I'm hungry." Have not grasped the concept of tools. Stupid. In a show where a lot of zombies get killed.

Reasons He's Safe: There are more of them than there are of us. If they could somehow organize a coordinated attack with flanks and cover fire and maybe a few called-in airstrikes, they have a shot!

Odds of getting killed off: I'd say pretty darn good!


Who do YOU predict will get killed off during Season 4?

Comment below and we'll revisit this story at the end of the season to see who came the closest!


UPDATE: We've closed the official poll, but here's how you voted:

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Why doesn't Andrea just kill Governor , I mean if she's sleeping with him and he treats her like s**t why hasn't she killed him by now !!! I would kill governor and go back to Rick and them !!!
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Tell Marilyn Manson , he is an Awesome singer !!!!!
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Think they will have the governor kill merle n daryl goes crazy town on his arse n murders him to fuuuck
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the nice thing about the show not being 100% lined up with the book, it's future hasn't been written yet. it's future is whatever they make it, so make it a good one, ....
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Kill Carl I absolutely detest him. I want him gone like yesterday.
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Carl is an awesome kid , he has helped his dad and you don't want to kill a kid , I mean like why would you want Carl killed ? !!!
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I'd say they would consider killing off certain characters early, but everyone on my list except Glen is still alive in the comics even today (and there's been a TON of time since the prison arc), so unless they kill Glen as a shocker, the people I mention will probably be the only survivors. The only other way to change it up is to let Carol or another character survive even longer than they did in the comics. Lori's early death is probably the only major change up I see them doing in this half season.
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Oops add Michonne to my list as well.
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If they stick to the comics, the only people making out of season 3 alive for sure are going to be Rick, Carl, Glen, Maggie, and Andrea. Daryl being a toss up since he's an original character, but he'll likely survive since he's a fan favorite.
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I bet Lori dies because she forshadows it talking to Hershel Greene about it. Maybe T-Dog because his character hasn't developed much in 3 seasons.
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I think that Hershel dying would be way too predictable. I kind of hope they let T-Dog stick around for a while because I want to see what happens when Merle shows up. As long as Maggie and Daryl are safe I don't really care who dies.
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I think Lori and baby will Die, Hershel will live long enough to birth the baby, Beth lives and hooks up with Carl, Glenn and Maggie live and get married, Governor dies can't have 2 leaders and Rick lives, Daryl and Andrea are safe, Merle returns and kills T-Dog......the rest are 50/50.
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I'm pretty sure if Daryl dies, viewership will go down by at least half. Seriously, go to one Comic-Con and see who has the longest line there. Because I've been to several this year, and I can tell you, it's Norman Reedus.
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Actually Carl should die this season. It might completely change how Rick and Lori's relationship especially with the baby coming. See how devastated they will be plus dealing with a new kid. Especially when Rick has no clue whose child it is.
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I don't want Lori dead, I actually like her. I'd only accept her death if her fetus was a zombie that ate her insides and killed her like Vivien Harmon's baby from American Horror Story.
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Close call for Hershel.
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can some one PLEASE kill Lori!?
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Now that Hershel's leg was cut off the odds of him dying are now pretty low IMO.

If he was to be killed it was right at that moment. He is not going to die anymore.
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As long as they don't kill off Daryl, Glen and Andrea, then I'm happy.
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I just watched the premiere here guys Thewalkingdeadworld.COM awesome :) <33
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Zombies, Herschel, Carole, T-dog, Lori. All in that order
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Lori will definitely die before the baby gets born, and she's apparently pretty pregnant. Hershel and Beth seem like good candidates unless they become more important. Daryl's probably fine since he's just getting introduced into the comics. T-Dawg and Carol could go either way. Everyone else but the zombies is safe.
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Had the Lori should be killed off argument with someone earlier and after agreeing they won't kill her off while she's pregnant we both had a good laugh at the thought of seeing Rick as a single father of 2 kids, the leader of the group, fighting off zombies...all with the baby in one of those infant backpacks and diaper bag.
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Hershel and after Lori has the kid kill her off too she is annoying
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LOL more votes for Hershel than for "Zombies".
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Haha, he's too old to survive in Zombieland! :)
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Good to see the photos of the characters.

Looking forward to the new season.

The article itself was a waste of time.
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did anybody else notice that it says season 4 on season 3

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T-Dog?

Who is this T-Dog you are talking about? :)
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Maybe the reason why hershel should not die is because they probable need a doctor. Even if he's a vet, they should be thankful for what they have!
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Considering Rick said "We spilt blood" to The Governor we can probably expect someone gone the first episode.
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CAN'T WAIT ...
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Please please please kill Lori off. Last season was ridiculously boring... It was like Little House on the Prairie with the occasional zombie.... Hoping this season gets better...
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Lori will die, by popular demand.
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T-Dawg is the token, and he is getting replaced by Michonne, or whatever her name is. By the way, she looks totally bad-ass; just like Daryl M'F'ing Dixon, who is hands down the baddest ass character on this show. Rick's wife Whori Lori needs to go, and YES she is the worst mother ever. I was saying "OMG why are they not watching this kid?" every 5 minutes I was watching all these episodes. I also can't stand the kid, so I hope he gets eaten by a zombie. Rick annoys me; he tries to hard to run shit. I love Daryl Dixon, his character is the best. If he dies, I'll be pissed off. I'm glad Shane is dead but I don't like how they killed off Dale.
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There's one reason why Hershel might survive. If you remember in the last episode, he had AIMbot on.
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on a different note, what happens if Lori dies during childbirth?

she'll become a zombie-mom-in-progress, the first of its kind and i suppose the child will b sort of a hybrid- "psuedo-zombie" with the ability to communicate with the "mainstream" zombies via extra-sensory/extra-territorial media ( whatever that means) and the arrival of such an interface will herald the ascent of a new era where zombies and humans will co-exist, as corresponding slaves and masters, in that order...

~CertainlyWritersRMoreCreativeThanThis

leaving the special zombant (zombie-infant) spinoff aside, will (s)he be born in a normal delivery? Writers may decide to kill this show's most hated character one way or the other...

~DontKnowAboutComicSeriesStrorylineEither
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How does T-Dog not have more votes. Dude might as well be wearing a red shirt. NO to Darryl he's like the best, anyone else, don't care, kill em all.
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I meant to add earlier that I think Lori has to buy it at some point this season for a couple of reasons: her character is a pain in the butt and always getting into trouble, the family is too intact where everyone else has lost.... everyone else, and the pregnancy presents too many problems. The fact that she's pregnant would make her death all the more tragic in the story and advance the plot.



As for me, in the zombie apocalypse I think I'd probably want to get bit early. I mean, think of poor Otis -- what kind of zombie will he make, all ripped apart by a hoard. At least the early bitten can up and walk around.
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Kill Carol, kill Daryl (hey! that rhymes!), kill Lori, and kill tons of zombies.
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Well, Let's start with Tim before all of us become Zombies.

Reasons He Could Die: He is gladly, smartly and sneakily pushing us to argue and eat each other.

Reasons He's Safe: He is Tim, and everyone loves him.

Odds of getting killed off: 0 to any number you think of.
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Wow, I forgot that Lori Grimes was preggers. I suddenly remembered Rosemary's Child.
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I'd rather vote for those I want to see killed off. Andrea, Hershel, Carl and The Governor. Andrea because she was a bitch, Hershel same reason; Carl because he's not a compelling character or actor and the Governor because I despise villains.

At least they killed off shane last season. I love the actor but he was a prick and his accent sucked on TWD. Didn't remember they killed dale off last season but I was divided on the guy anyway.
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KILL LORI! KILL LORI! KILL LORI! ....

Oh wait, this isn't about who we WANT to die, but a Death Pool on who we think WILL die? Okay.

KILL LORI! KILL LORI! KILL LORI!

RANDOM THOUGHTS:

- For this seasons Death Pool my money's on Lori (yes, seriously), Hershel, Carol, Andrea and The Governor.

- I didn't include Beth because cuteness is hard to come by in a Zombie apocalypse, and I guess I'm just hoping she survives.

- I think this is the Zombies year! All they need to do is ask themselves "What Wouldn't Lori Do?"

- But It is pretty funny that Hershel has more votes than the Zombies. I guess old people are just another form of Walking Dead.

- I know MADD (Mothers Against Dumb Decisions) desperately want Lori to be killed off this season.

- "Reasons He's Safe: Given the amount of obstacles and stereotypes he's overcome, I'm pretty sure he's God." - LOL!

- MY GOD Maggie looks hot in that picture! I think I'm attracted to bloodlust, guys.

- I notice Lori's baby wasn't included in the Death Pool. Too dark?

- As long as we're here, what's the over/under on Michonne's Katana decapitations? I'm gonna set the bar at 15, and take the over.

- BRING ON THE CARNAGE!
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WHAT WOULDN'T LORI DO?



Please! Make it a bumper sticker!
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Too dark would be Lori having a miscarriage, thus resulting in a zombie baby being inside her. I guess at that age though, with no teeth or nails, it probably wouldn't be able to do any actual damage to her?
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Too dark, or inevitable?
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I'm hoping for some homages to some other gruesome deaths in other zombie films. One distinct one I'm hoping for is that Lori's baby turns into a zombie baby and starts clawing her way out of her body, and when Rick can't bear to be the one to kill the deformed corpses of the baby and Lori, it will be Carl who pulls the final trigger.
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My God! It could happen!
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Ugh! Disgusting dude. I love it!
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please don't kill Daryl... kill any others not a problem :)
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I'm thinking Hershel, the zombies and the Governor are going to die. Lets face it, its not like Daryl is running away from Carol's advances and Andrea is pretty safe with Michonne. T- Dog and Glenn may not be Ric,k but I think they are also safe because neither one wants to sleep with Lori.



And I don't know why but I keep picturing Beth and Carl trying to repopulate the earth once this is over, so I don't think they will die either.



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(possible spoiler alert unless you know the comic) anyone who knows the comics would think it is time for lori grimes to go... she dies if the timeline when the final confrontation with the Governor takes place and so does her new born. Now are the bold enough to do it, i hope so.
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Well of course I WISH that they finally kill off Lori or Carol and there are some obvious choices such as T-Dog,Hershel and Beth BUT I think that they will kill Daryl while his brother Merle is helplessly watching and Glenn in order to a) make M...Mag...Maggie available for Rick and b) to upset every single viewer and comic reader alike.

Available for Rick? OF COURSE LORI DIES - it's a fixed constant, you can't calculate the weight of a molecule without Lori's death or something like that.

I know we're all going to cry - sweet tears of joy!!!

BTW funny to include the Governor. You know what, ALL OF THEM ARE GOING TO DIE and they will continue with the Governor alone. Fuck the books and the audience!
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Are you effing kidding me! Maggie and Rick! Get out of here! You're high as hell man!
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Please let it be Carl, pleeeaaase!



And while we killing off annoying kids please let zombies get Henry from Once Upon A Time too!
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yep dude please kill that fucking annoying kid.
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If they were gonna stick with the comic I would know exactly who was going to die, right now it's up in the air and hopefully only the annoying ones. It's a zombie apocalypse for heavens sake.
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At least zombies number 7, 10, 18, 25, 26, 27, 45, 49, 51, 85 and that one zombie baby that only feeds on breasts.
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