What began as an innocent few lines to the friend who got me to start watching The Walking Dead turned into a massive email fest about what will happen in tonight’s season finale. Her name has been changed to Lady Friend just in case she didn’t want her government out there. Email gold is what follows.
Kelen Conley: Who’s gonna die on Sunday
#1 – Herschel
I just don’t see him leaving the prison, I can’t. We talked about this.
#2 – Daryl
You’re gonna hate me for this one but his character arc seems to be ending with Merle dying.
#3 – Andrea
If she somehow lives through the Governor’s torture and makes it to season 4…I don’t know what I might do.
#4 – Carol/Judith/Maggie’s sister
If Daryl or Judith go then Carol can’t be far behind. The only way I see singing sister living is if she leaves before the battle starts.
#5 – Everyone in Tyreese’s party except Tyreese
They’ve pretty much made them expendable by not developing them much.
Who’s leaving before the war starts on Sunday
#1 – Glen & Maggie
I wonder if Herschel will perform the ceremony and then they decide to leave together…sounds so out of character for them but I could see it. But I doubt Maggie would leave if Herschel and less hot sister decide to stay.
I also have a strong feeling that we may go into season 4 with the group being down to Rick, Carl, Tyreese, Maggie, Glen, Michonne, and Daryl if they don’t kill him.
And the Governor’s not dying.
Lady Friend: #1 Agree. I think he’s a goner. I’ll be really surprised if this is wrong.
#2 It’ll never effing happen. From what the internet tells me, if they kill off Daryl, about 8 million watchers of their “record-breaking viewers” show will be GONE if they kill Daryl. I know the writers have done some goofy stuff, but they’ll never alienate that much of their audience. NEVER.
#3 Good riddance to bad rubbish, I say. I feel like she’s served her purpose.
#4 Carol won’t go either. What I said about Daryl? Those same 8 million folks want her to hook up with Daryl. They won’t NOT give fans that at some point. I see next season, them getting together and they’ll kill her off then. As for Judith, I’m on the fence. On one hand, I see it, on the other, I can’t see them doing it because it’s a baby. And for whatever reason, it kind of ups the intensity that they have a baby to try to keep alive. Maggie’s sister, I feel like she should be a goner, but I feel like a saw somewhere that she is getting bumped up to a regular cast member. Besides, it’s only a matter of time before Carl is tapping that a**.
#5 Agreed. I think there is a slight chance that they will keep the sister around, but it’s not a very good chance. I’d say 20%.
#1 Maggie and Glen won’t leave because there is no way in h-e-double hockey sticks that Rick and the group can win any sort of war without them. No way. Beside the fact that he is stepping up to be a little more of a leader, she’s a badass.
I really don’t think that the death count is going to be as high as last season. They had a LOT of extraneous characters on that farm. And most of the characters have been more developed this season. I do think there will be at least one “shocking” death, but I don’t think it’ll be some beloved character blood bath situation.
KC: Unless they fast forward a few years, Carl is at least 5 years away from getting that, zombie apocalypse or not.
I don’t really think they’ll kill Daryl or Carol but if we’re looking for a shocking death, I think it takes more than just Herschel. And we all know Rick is the main character, so he wouldn’t die.
I think the baby is a goner, they barely acknowledge her now, and the writer’s don’t want to deal with that. And if not Maggie sister becomes more of a regular, she needs to quit singing. It was cute when they found the prison but I’m over it. She needs to spread herself around if she wants to inspire hope.
The only reason I think Andrea makes it is because the writers like her character.
There’s no way they win the war period. The sneak peak from Talking Dead showed Woodbury busting through into the actual prison. I think the group has some form of plan (maybe they let out the walkers from other parts of the prison) but I still think Woodbury overruns them and they’re on the road again.
Maggie and Glen is the only romantic thing they have going for the show. Everybody else is just hooking up because it’s the end of the world. I feel like making sure they stay alive to come back in season 4 would be an option. And Rick said everyone had a vote in whether they stay or go.
I think more characters die than expected but last season did have a lot of stray characters. Maybe they’re banking on Tyreese’s group being taken out as the shock they’re looking for.
LF: That kid has to be 13 or so. I, for one, know several people who lost their V-card at around that age. (Dirty, dirty degenerates!)
I think Herschel would be shocking enough, honestly. I mean, he’s the old, moral, voice of reason that Rick goes to for advice and it would destroy Maggie. Plus, he lived through getting his leg cut off under the absolute worst of circumstances.
She does need to quit singing, or at least so much. But if they kill Herschel, I bet she at least cuts back on it. I think the idea is that she does it for him. You are horrible for saying that about her.
Ugh, the writers just need someone to make really bad decisions. They can do that with anyone. SHE DOESN’T HELP ANYONE AT ALL. What’s to like?
I do think that corralling walkers is going to play into their plan. And I bet they do better than expected. I’m not sure if they’ll “win” per se, but I don’t think it’s going to be a blow-out and I bet they don’t leave for good. If David Morrissey is coming back next season as the Governor, I really don’t think it’s going to be him chasing them all over Georgia. I think he’s going to get his ass at least partially handed to him. He’ll go back to Woodbury with his tail between his legs, torture the shit out of Andrea and try to re-group. I think the point is for the group to make it look like they’ve left, but they are still there somewhere. Element of surprise and not just with walkers.
Now that I think about it, I bet they do kill Tyreese’s sister. And that’s what sets him off. And gets him with Rick’s group somehow. There’s another shocking death for you because it’ll eff Tyreese up so bad.
Also, Milton is a GONER. And honestly, I’d like to see Rick’s group bring that Martinez or whatever the Hispanic guy’s name is. Him and Daryl could be some sort of badass, zombie destroying duo. But like Legolas and Gimli from Lord of the Rings. Where it’s always a big penis measuring contest for zombie kills. Could add a little levity.