What are our Walking Dead heroes’ odds for survival in season three?
In the wake of the devastating season two finale and the loss of Hershel’s farm, the remaining members of Rick Grimes’ original group face an uncertain future that comic book fans know holds even greater terrors than herds of flesh-eating corpses. The evil Governor will rear his head in season three, but so will new allies, like the long-awaited Michonne. Of those left standing when season two ended, what are their prospects for survival? We offer our predictions.
He’s the star, the hero who symbolizes everything good and pure about the world we’ve left behind. Even as he’s had to suppress his best intentions to survive in a harsher reality, he’s still our moral center and won’t be going away.
Odds of Survival:100%
One of the most unsympathetic members of the group, prone to erratic reactions and insane decision-making. Comic fans know there is a dark fate for Lori — maybe the show should let the source material govern her television future as well.
Odds of Survival: 50%
He occasionally has his mother’s tendency to make stupid choices, but he’s only just beginning a journey that will make him a hardened and fascinating portrait of youth in an apocalyptic world. He’s simply too good a character to lose.
Odds of Survival:90%
I call Rick the moral center, but perhaps it’s more Glenn’s role. He’s sweet and in love, and he’s also the group’s go-to procurer, but it’s possible that his loss would be a devastating way to drive home how terrifying this journey has become.
Odds of Survival: 60%
First the apocalypse took her abusive husband (a good thing) and then it transformed her daughter into a zombie (a bad thing). Her friendship (perhaps more?) with Daryl might save her, but she has little to live for.
Odds of Survival:30%
A possible successor to Shane as Rick’s right-hand man, Daryl is the reformed racist with a heart of gold. He’s a viewer favorite, but if his brother Merle (Michael Rooker) returns, could he face death at the hands of his own kin?
Odds of Survival: 75%
So poorly served in season two, T-Dog is (sadly) the most irrelevant member of the group. Then again, he’s flown under the radar for two years and could gain newfound importance, but will his luck hold out?
Odds of Survival:20%
As Shane’s philosophical successor, she may become even more detached from her former self, which may be a good thing. And as the first to encounter Michonne in the season two finale, one thing occurs to me — will this be another couple?
Odds of Survival: 60%