The Walking Dead’s mid-season finale left viewers with a real cliffhanger. Like, actually on a cliff. A group of Survivors are together and in a bind after Carol (Melissa McBride) recklessly pursued Alpha (Samantha Morton). Now, the fate of multiple characters hang in the balance and there’s no way they can all make it out unscathed. What are the odds on who makes it out alive?
WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD!
A crew consisting of Carol, Daryl (Norman Reedus), Jerry (Cooper Andrews), Magna (Nadia Hilker), Kelly(Angel Theory), Aaron (Ross Marquand), and Connie (Lauren Ridloff) went out to search for Alpha’s herd. During the search, Alpha appeared on the edge of the woods and Carol saw her. Carol proceeded to pursue Alpha, even though Daryl continued to urge her to stop. Carol is anguished because Alpha beheaded her son, Henry (Matt Lintz).
Carol followed Alpha into the woods and then Alpha ran into a cave. Without any hesitation, Carol pursued her into the cave too. Then Daryl ran after her with the rest of the group in tow. Then, the entire group ran into the cave and fell into a hole that was boobietrapped. The hole put them cliff-side in a cave overlooking Alpha’s horde of walkers.
Showrunner, Angela Kang, hinted at how it won’t be easy for the gang to get out, in an interview with Deadline. “They’ve stumbled into at least like a major part of Alpha’s herd. You know, they’re in this cave system, so they don’t know how far these zombies might go,” she said. Things aren’t looking promising for the group, so let’s take a look at the odds of who’s doesn’t make it out alive:
Although Carol may be the reason that the crew is now stuck in the cave, she will not be a casualty of her own stupidity and reckless pursuit of Alpha. Carol’s emotions put her in this position but they will also get her out of it. She has a score to settle with Alpha and fans clearly want to see her get her revenge.
Daryl isn’t going anywhere and will probably go out with arrows flying when or if the series ever completes its run. Daryl is the central male figure of the show with Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) now absent. Daryl also has to find love in the apocalypse for fans to finally feel that his character is complete. Whether that’s shipping Caryl, Donnie, or Degan, that must come to fruition before Daryl can die so fans don’t riot!
Kelly is agile, strong and wills her way through situations, despite her disability. Also, due to her stature, she should have an easier time climbing her way out of this situation. And, her disability may actually be a strength in this situation, as it is often said that when one sense is removed that the others become more strengthened.
One word: “Donnie” (That relationship must happen!)
Although Magna is in a relationship, her character is still willing to mix it up and put other’s safety ahead of her own. This willingness may mean she’s willing to sacrifice herself if it means that the other members get out of the cave alive.
Jerry has been the King’s bodyguard for years, which means that his nature is to defend. However, Jerry’s role has shifted to one that is similar to the rest of the group and has become a peer. Jerry also has a family to consider now before he takes any action. Yet, as a sizeable person myself, Jerry’s size could make climbing out difficult and also navigating tight spots in the cave. This may his survival difficult.
Aaron is possibly the most likely to not make it out of the cave alive for the simple reason that his loss of his arm makes climbing up a cliff almost impossible. Aaron does have a daughter to live for, which should motivate him to give everything he has to survive. However, it may not be enough. Aaron is a character who would give his life if it meant the rest of the crew survives and knowing he can’t make it up and out on his own abilities could mean that it’s time he gave his life so they live.
What do you think about these odds? Do you think that everyone makes it out or does someone die due to Alpha’s trap?
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