If you’re reading this thread, you’re probably a fan of the show. If you’re a fan of the show, then you have almost certainly have seen Episode 12. So…
You know that Maggie and Carol have been captured. It’s pretty well known that a major character will be killed this season. So which one is it?
Maggie is pregnant. That can be a safety net, or a death warrant. TPTB do seem to like to shock the fans. What could be more devastating than killing Maggie and her unborn child after she has lost her entire family and, for a while, lost Glenn? OTOH, I can’t see Glenn being especially useful if his wife and child are killed.
Speaking of Glenn, the guy’s a cat. He’s used up three of his lives. Three miraculous saves means that the next time he’s a goner. Especially since he’s finally killed a human. Worse, he murdered a human in his sleep. If Glenn is killed, Maggie would still have their child to bear and raise. He’ll go before Maggie does.
Carol had an epiphany of sorts. She doesn’t want to talk to Morgan, but she doesn’t want to kill him either. She’s accepted her role as ‘mother’ to the group, and to the Alexandrians. (Or should we call them ‘Alexandrites’? That would rock.) Most importantly, she got laid. Everyone who’s seen a horror movie knows that if you have sex you get horribly killed. But seriously, she seems to have achieved a new balance – a new ‘peace’. Sounds a bit like Doomsville to me.
What rhymes with Carrol? Daryl! His death would hurt – the fans, maybe more than the other characters. It’s pretty clear he and Carol aren’t going to hook up. If he’s killed it would be hard on the group, but I don’t see any reason to croak him.
Abe had his ‘moment of clarity’ last episode. Start having those, and you’re liable to let your guard down.
She’ll live, too.
He’s finally getting it. Gabe has overcome his cowardice to become – or at least start to become – a ‘Warrior Priest’. Now, there have been characters who have been killed off just as they were beginning to bloom. But I don’t think Gabe will be one of these. yet.
I admire his faith. Were I to choose a religion, it might be Buddhism. He shouldn’t try to convince people to adopt his philosophy though. He should lead by example and accept the reality in which other people live. No point in killing Morgan other than so they can point at his corpse and say ‘Told ya so!’ And the show needs a moral compass.
There’s not much of a show without Rick.
All things considered, my money’s on Carol. I’ve heard the cast were ‘devastated’ by the finale script. She seems to have travelled her arc, making her the likely target, and it would certainly be a hard death to take for the rest of the cast.