The end of each character

Warning: This story contains spoilers for The Walking Dead series finale. Rest in peace, The living Dead. After 11 seasons, 12 years, 177 episodes and countless deaths, Walking dead series finale marked the end of the AMC zombie drama – and as suggested by the “Rest in Peace” title, not everyone made it out alive. Things looked bleak for the survivors after the show’s penultimate episode ended on a major cliffhanger, in which the heroes were caught between the zombie masses and Governor Pamela Milton’s (Laila Robins) army as a horde of walkers poured into the walls of the Commonwealth. . For some, the final was fatal.

The first half of the 64 minute series delved into the heroes’ final stand against Governor Milton and the Commonwealth Army as the white armored troopers barricaded the wealthy Estates before the zombie masses. General Mercer (Michael James Shaw) led the coup against the corrupt Milton regime, unleashing a revolution that ended when the heroes united the citizens of the Commonwealth against one foe: the dead. They are the living, or as Daryl (Norman Reedus) put it, “We are not the walking dead.”

After a one-year time jump, the second half wrapped up the series, revealing where the survivors ended up in the aftermath. Read on for an overview of every character who lived and died The living Deadseries finale:

Daryl Dixon

Lone wolf Daryl rode off on his motorcycle and explored uncharted territory: “the frontier” west of the Commonwealth. Uncle Daryl and the Grimes kids have planted roots in the Commonwealth, the Ohio community now under new leadership.

Carol Pelletier

The woman who evolved from battered housewife to ultimate survivor of the zombie apocalypse became deputy governor of the Commonwealth, taking Lance Hornsby’s job and making it her own. The role of deputy governor isn’t the only thing Carol has mastered: she’s making the Commonwealth a better place to live.

Maggie Rhee

Maggie and her son Hershel returned to their home in the Hilltop Colony, rebuilt for the peaceful life they once knew on the Greene family farm. In the memorial garden where Glenn is buried, Maggie was hopeful and looking forward to the future. She told Daryl and Carol, “There’s a lot to explore, and I think it’s about time we did.”


Negan made peace with Maggie, who accepted an apology for Glenn’s murder, but told Negan she could never forgive the man who killed her husband with a barbed wire-covered baseball bat. Like his comedic counterpart, Negan walked off alone to live with what he’s done. Unlike his comic counterpart, Negan could have his own fresh start with his pregnant wife, Annie, who was last seen in Alexandria but did not appear in the finale.

Rosita Espinosa

Rosita, Father Gabriel and Eugene rescued Rosita’s daughter, Baby Coco, from the Commonwealth children’s home overrun by zombies. Unfortunately, Rosita suffered a walker bite that could not be amputated, meaning she would succumb to fever and infection. In the end, Rosita died peacefully, surrounded by the family she always lived for.

Eugene Porter

Eugene was by Rosita’s side as she passed, but not before telling his best friend, “I wouldn’t be the man I am today if I hadn’t met you.” Now a confident, capable, and brave survivor, the time jump revealed that Eugene had his own offspring with Maxxine “Max” Mercer: Baby Rosie.

Father Gabriel

The living Dead introduced Father Gabriel Stokes as the God-fearing, walker-fearing-even-more-priest who left his congregation to die at the onset of the zombie apocalypse. The living Dead ended with Gabriel risking his life to open a gateway to the Commonwealth Estates to rescue the citizens trapped outside. Eventually, the preacher returned to Alexandria and raised his adopted daughter, Coco, with faith for the future.


As one of the original Alexandrians, Aaron had hoped that the Alexandria Safe-Zone would one day be rebuilt. A year after enemy-held Alexandria became Commonwealth Outpost 22, Aaron’s vision of the future came true. Now a self-sufficient community, Virginia’s Alexandria is the perfect home for Aaron to further raise daughter Gracie.

King Ezekiel

“And yet I smile.” After being put through the wringer with the loss of his ward, Benjamin, the death of his son, Henry, the fall of the kingdom, and a cancer diagnosis, Ezekiel finally found a new reason to smile. As Commonwealth Governor Ezekiel Sutton, the former king ushered in a new era – one that is fair and just for all.


The cobbler-loving warrior is last seen in Alexandria, happy and smiling, with his wife Nabila by his side. Or was that Queen Nabila? Given his regal attire, Jerry appeared to have started his own “kingdom,” possibly on the abandoned renaissance fair his group encountered earlier in “Variant.”

Connie, Kelly, Magna and Yumiko

The tight-knit group settled in the Commonwealth, where newspaper journalist Connie’s job is to “keep the new government honest”. Lawyer Yumiko rekindled her romance with ex-girlfriend Magna. Connie, Kelly, Magna and Yumiko toast Luke, who…

Luke and Jules

…Died saving his girlfriend, Jules, who was overrun by the walker horde and devoured. Luke was put on a walker in the leg before bleeding to death on the floor of Commonwealth Hospital. Luke died surrounded by his friends, who promised the former music teacher that they would “keep the music alive”.

Lydia and Elijah

After appearing lost to the herd of walkers, Elijah reunited with Lydia as the zombies poured into the Commonwealth Estates. The happy couple then served as couriers delivering packages between the connected communities of Commonwealth, Hilltop and Alexandria.


Juanita “Princess” Sanchez ended up where she belonged: loved and part of a family that made her feel safe. Enthusiastic as ever, we saw Princess cheering her husband on for the last time…

General Mercer

… General Michael Mercer, who was promoted to Lieutenant Governor to serve the Commonwealth in a new way with Governor Sutton. As Commonwealth No. 2, Lieutenant Governor Mercer joined Ezekiel in promising to live by these words: “Although we are not related by blood, we are related.”

Governor Milton

After the death of her spoiled son, Sebastian Milton, Governor Pamela Milton became an iron tyrant. She made hundreds of civilians disappear, led the walker horde into town, shot Judith, and left thousands to die outside the gates of the Estates. Mercer ordered Milton arrested for high crimes against the people of the Commonwealth, putting Pamela in her place: behind bars.


Daryl’s dog was last seen eating table scraps at a family dinner. Judith promised to keep an eye on Dog while Daryl is on his way.

RJ and Judith Grimes

The Children of Grimes – Rick Grimes Jr. and Judith Grimes – ended up at the Commonwealth and lived the future Carl, Rick and Michonne envisioned. “We get to start over,” Judith told RJ in the last line of the series. “We are the ones who live.” The end.

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