‘The Walking Dead’ Season 3 SPOILERS – A Major Character Will Die

Published 2 years ago by , Updated October 14th, 2012 at 7:44 pm,

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[UPDATE: Click here for our review/recap of The Walking Dead season 3 premiere: 'Seed'.]

While the news was to be expected, it has been confirmed by TV Line that more than one of our faithful Atlanta Survivors is going to end up as some lucky zombie’s lunch in the upcoming third season of AMC’s horror-thriller The Walking Dead.

So far, producers on the show aren’t naming any names, but with season 3 expected to travel down a significantly darker path than season 2, it appears that all the characters will experience new forms of hardship and brutality.

[WARNING! The Walking Dead Season 2 Spoilers Below!]

If you’re fan of writer Robert Kirkman’s original The Walking Dead comic series (on which the TV show was based), you know all too well that not everyone makes it out of the West Central Prison alive – and the ones that do probably wish they hadn’t.

Both the on-screen zombification death of little lost Sofia Peletier (Madison Lintz) in the Season 2 mid-season finale and the graphic gutting of Dale Horvath (Jeffrey DeMunn) should be a reminder that nobody is safe on this show.

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The West Central Prison as it appears in ‘The Walking Dead’ comics

Despite the many alterations that have already been made from comic book to the show, diehard fans of the comics need not worry that the TV producers are going to water down or erase the truly gruesome moments in the upcoming season. Earlier, executive producer Glen Mazzara reassured skeptical fans that he has no intention on deviating from the grizzly source material that has made the series so popular, saying:

“There’s no place we won’t go. Everything is on the table. This is a cutting edge cable drama. I’m comfortable with that material and we answered a lot of these questions on say the Shield and when I worked there, so I’m comfortable dealing with very, very edgy material. That being said, you want to make sure that things are not gratuitous, that things are not offensive for the sake of being offensive. I don’t ever want the show to get too bleak. I think we’ve done a good job of creating characters that people care about. I think there’s a heart to the show.”

It should be noted that a character death will probably be the least dramatic thing to happen in season 3. This season, the group of survivors will not only be finally encountering the villainous Governor (David Morrissey) and the return of Merle Dixion, but the perils of the partially abandoned West Central Prison. What at first seem like an unlikely safe haven quickly turns into a living hell when the group learns that not all the convicts are in the mood for peaceful co-existence.

So who do you think is going to bite the big one on this season of The Walking Dead?

As always we will keep you posted on any new Walking Dead info that should arise and catch the season 3 premiere October 14th @ 9pm on AMC.

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Source: TV Line

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  1. Never Kill Daryl off

    • AGREED!!! Best character out there, he better make it to the end!

    • Hopefully Rick,Lori,Daryl,Glen,Maggie,Hershel dont die season 3,If anything i could see Andrea,Carol,Karl,tdog one of them being killed & maybe hershel,But i dont want hershel to die hes pretty damn badass for an old guy,But when Merle comes back i see that might put a little twist into the story abit but i also see alot of s*** going to hit the fan if Rick & tdog cross paths with him after what they did to him.

      • Sorry, Lori definitely dies along with her baby when the govenor storms the prison

    • i cant wait to see how they kill lori and judith loris baby

      • but i love lori,poor baby. its not fair. anyways i love the series

        • I think they are gonna read all these and pick the one person who everyone predicted their death the most and kill someone else. So from what ive read here, Lori will live forever and they will kill my precious Daryl. Basically anything can happen and nothing is set in stone not even stuff from the comic books, they have already proven that they can have stuff per the comic and leave stuff out or even change major events, so guessing is worthless.

          • He is a fan favorite and the star of a video game. Usually they don’t kill off the main character of a video game. It hurts sales.

            • Yeah, but I’m pretty sure the game is supposed to be a prequel to the series… but still I would hate to see him die. He’s kind of the only one who I feel would survive a real Zombie Apocolypse (mainly because he’s a red neck survivalist… look at all the “food” he’s hunted, PLUS it takes a real hardcore person to wipe his a** with poison ivy… lol)

    • its ends up being rick and his son at the end of book 8 anyways i want to know when will they bring back morgan and his son

  2. I think Daryl is the one who dies because if you watch the season 3 trailor, rick and tdog(i think) are holding a zombie down and the zombie looks just like daryl. watch the trailor tell me what you think

    • I doubt that it is daryl, why would they bring back meryl and then kill off his bro, makes no sense.

    • NO WAY, I WATCHED IT OVER AND OVER, NOT DARYL, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO KILL HIM BECAUSE THEY KNOW EVERYONE LOVES HIM, PLUS WHAT WOULD BE THE POINT IN BRINGING BACK HIS BROTHER AND KILL HIM BEFORE THEY EVEN SEE EACH OTHER. I THINK YOU ARE JUST TRYING TO STIR THE POT THERE BUDDY. KNOCK IT OFF, LOL.

      • Kind of wish they kill Daryl off now so all these simple minded kids stop talking about him. Theres a reason why he wasnt in the comic, …his coolness factor takes away from the dark, gritty reality that Kirkman created. Frank Durabont added him to the show so little girls (and boys) would have some1 to root for.

        But we all know hes not dying any time soon, he is the star of the new Walking Dead video game.

        • Oh get over yourself, your just jealous cause your probably not cool at all. In every show there has to be someone to root for or there would be no point in watching. The dark gritty reality is still in full swing. I’m not a little girl either Im the same age as daryl as im sure alot of his fans are. I love Rick too. I was glad Shane got what he deserved.

          • Cool Story Bro!

        • Are they making a video game based on the television series or the one that is already out based off of a black man named Lee? As far as I have seen in the 4 episodes of that game, Daryl wasn’t in that either.

      • **SEASON 3 SPOILDER DONT READ IF YOU WANNA SEE THE EPS*********

        SHANE WILL REVIVE AND HE WILL BE CURED BY DOCTOR NERO AND HUNT LORI AND KIDNAP THEM TO THE PRISON HOUSE CARL WILL HAVE KIDS AND HERSHEL WILL DIE FROM OLDNESS HE WILL DONATE HIS MEAT 8==D TO SHANE SINCE THE ZOMBIES ATE IT AND IT WILL BE A BIG TWIST CAN WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO SEE IT I SAW IL ALREAY NOW IM WATCHING SEASON 4 EPS 8

        **SEASON 3 SPOILDER DONT READ IF YOU WANNA SEE THE EPS*********

        • Have u lost ur mind? How can u watch season 4 when it hasnt been made yet? How could Shane Reviv he is dead and dead again. If your gonna make stuff up at least make it believable, come one man.

          • **Warning***

            Im The CEO And Owner Of This Series And it Will Go How i Say They Found a Cure That Revives The Dead From The Dead To Human Dead-Zombies-Back To Human Its a Long Process You Will Learn In Season 3 Eps 12 i Produced It So i Should Now

            This Is Representative Kevin Smith

            Enjoy

            • LOL! AWESOME!

        • Very funny, great sense of humor. HA HA HA.

  3. start at 3:25 but be ready because right after it says this october is when the zombie(daryl) shows up

    • I was a zombie in The Walking Dead Season 3, I’m in the prison scene, I don’t know any spoilers, but it was in Fayetville, GA, and I had a great time with the rest of the zombies, most of them were funny, most of them not really all that talkative but still :)

      • They were trying to stay in character.

  4. Well, If they Kill Rick and you never know with producers the show will suffer in ratings BADLY! he’s the only one that keeps the group together and really the story is about him and his struggle to keep everyone safe.

    Now there’s Lori, she could end up zombie meat, and while her death could hurt ratings I don’t think it would hurt the show to much as Ricks death would. But her death could be a mistake and I don’t think she she die.

    You also have Lori and Ricks Son, could he end up dead, that is a good possibility as his death would provide SHOCK but not really harm the show.

    Daryl-He could also end up Dead and it won’t hurt the show to badly.

    As for the others none of their characters are that essential accept maybe for Glen, and Maggie, Poor Lauren Cohen she always seems to die on every show she is in, why is that. She died on Supernatural and then again on the Vampire Diaries, typical CW screw ups.

    Ricks Death-The show will lose ratings and the show will end very quickly.
    Lori’s Death Show will struggle with ratings but It will keep going.

    • I BELIEVE THAT ONE OF THE CHARACTERS THAT ARE GOING TO DIE IS LORI. I CANT SEE HOW THE WRITERS CAN WRITE A BABY INTO THE STORY IN THAT SITUATION. LIKE LORI SAID HAVING A BABY COULD MEAN RINGING THE DINNER BELL FOR THE WALKERS. I JUST HOPE THAT DARYL IS NOT ONE OF THEM. HE IS BY FAR MY VERY FAVORITE CHARACTER.

    • Obvi u haven’t read the comics.

    • Another reason why they can’t kill off Rick is, he and Carl are the main characters. The story is about him and his struggle, right?

    • Well, I disagree about Daryl. He’s a fan favorite and the star of the new video game. It would hurt the show.

  5. I was on set one day and I saw a shocking death I won’t spoil it though don’t worry but it was a great shocker

    • Just please tell me it wasnt daryl, daryl rocks, i love him he cant die. It would hurt the ratings because their are alot of people out there who love daryl and say they will quit watching the show if daryl dies. I love Rick too. Anybody else can die except them two. OK

    • I call b*******.

    • I wont tell anyone i just cant handle waiting im also leaving soon for awhile so no chance to watch email me at supersplinter@hotmail.ca i just hope its not who i think it is. but it would make sense. i know the seriousness if i tell anyone therefore i would never i just cant wait it drives me crazy lol

  6. Doesn’t Lori and the baby she’s carrying die off at about this point in the Comic? I think that is going to happen, and then Rick, while grieving, will have a flashback to Dr. Jenner at the CDC, after Rick told him he’s grateful, saying to Rick, “The time will come when you won’t be…”

  7. If Daryl dies I’ll stop watching !! :/

  8. Well, I hate to blow it for all of you. But, the character in which I believe will die is, LORI. She will probably die mid-way to the end of the season. She will die either during giving birth to the baby or after the baby is born. Either way she is going to die, karma’s a beach.

    • Lori’s death would be ideal. She’s only weighing Rick down. In fact, if I was Rick, I would’ve shot the b**** my self as soon as she told me she slept with my best friend, actually no, I would have shot her in the knee caps, then threw her to the walkers and walked off laughing hysterically!

  9. OMG if they kill Daryl or Glen I’ll be really upset. They can kill Lori. I don’t mind

  10. Please b carl…he won’t sit his ass down

  11. they can make it t-dog since az long az he’s been on the show he has only had 6 lines, lol

  12. 1st to go has to be Beth or Hershel at the hand of the 1 of the inmates’ held up in the prison.

    • Beth and Hershel aren’t regulars, though. Their names are still in the guest star roster…unless they’ve changed that.

    • I agree, Beth will take the place of the twins in the comics.

  13. Lori’s baby could die in the womb and eat her from the inside, turning her into a Zombie! woah!

    • AWESOME!

  14. t dog dies in season 3 episode 2 =(

  15. @tanky

    Source? Lol, and do you know if he gets more lines this season too???

  16. I’d love to see Rick or worthless Carol get eaten slowly, but I doubt it will happen. Shane and Daryl were the best of the cardboard characters, and Shane is dead now. Hopefully Daryl will last.

    • Agreed shane knew what he was doing rick doesnt

    • Agreed

  17. Hi, I have a question here about The Walking Dead. I’m a casual viewer who has liked the show from the beginning. However, and maybe this is just me, the revelation at the n of season 2 that everyone’s gonna become a zombie, bitten or not, was a real downer. I find myself asking, what’s the point of watching if all of the characters in the story are going to eventually die or become zombies? What’s the point if it is in fact the apocalypse and there is no hope for mankind? Seriously, that means that neither the characters nor the story itself is working towards some sort of goal. I’m not trying o be a jerk about this, I’m simply curious as to what everyone else sees in is show now that I don’t?

    • Good question Wilson…
      The Walking Dead is COMMONLY mistaken for a Zombie or Apocalypse show, but its not. It is a story of humanity and survival. Its a character study, mainly Rick, but the story examines how these characters act and react, once all hope is lost. The fact that there is no happy ending or goal in the future, makes the show that more interesting and original.
      The casual viewer DOES watch for the thrills, scares, and violence, but if you read the comic, you come to realize the story is all about the humans, not the zombie or the planet.

      THE WALKING DEAD = the humans, not the zombies (in case u haven’t figured that out)

      —Also, whos to say that there is no potential cure… or maybe the disease just fades away, like the Black Plague.
      The most obvious goal would be to build some kind of society, a better life.

      • Actually I’m thinking that they did this to give an idea that “being bit doesn’t mean the end.” Being bit could speed up the infection. It could also explain why the characters behavior are sometimes irratic and shocking. It’s already affecting them. . .

  18. I WANT TO SEE DARYL ROCK CAROLS WORLD, COME ON YOU KNOW ITS GONNA HAPPEN. EVEN THOUGH I MYSELF WOULD LIKE TO ROCK DARYL’S WORLD I CAN SEE THE STORY HEADED THAT WAY, SO SORRY WILSON, RICK ISNT GOING TO DIE AND YOU MUST BE JUST JEALOUS OF HIS TOTAL HOTNESS AND CAROL IS NOT WORTHLESS, YOULL SEE.

  19. Hi! Please help :-) In season 2 when it was explained that Shane turned into a zombie b/c the virus (or whatever it is) “is in us all”, I became very confused — In season 1 when Rick made it out of the hospital, there were rows/piles of dead bodies — Since Rick was unconcious for some time prior to exiting the hospital, and Shane turned within minutes, why had the piles of dead bodies lined outside of the hospital not turned?

    • Katie, the dead bodies could be two things.. Zombies that were successfully killed (destroyed brain), or humans that died from a blow to the head (gun shot or blade).
      Most likely, those bodies were either dead zombies, or humans that were executed by the military. I believe they show the military executing people in the first season, or it could be the second. I definitely remember Shane telling Rick about it in the second season… He says “They were killing humans, not dead people, but live people.”
      If you watch season 2, they go over a lot of stuff about the hospital.

      • That clears up SO much — Thanks Grime Time!!!

    • I think those were the ones that the military were shooting from Shane’s flashbacks (and they just hadn’t disposed of them yet)… OR they were put in the scene just to give a touch of “creepiness”. Who knows, right?

  20. I agree, Daryl is becoming the Fonzi of The walking dead. I really hope the popularity of the character doesn’t influence the writers at all, whether it be to kill him, or to give him super powers…. please don’t sell out and let the fans run the show.

    And LOL @ brabbit. Cool? lol, nobody who comments on these things are cool, we are nerds.. and i personally, am proud of it!

    • to Grime Time
      LOl back for being proud of your nerdiness, it’s not just that daryl is cool, its that he was first presnted as being hard and gradually he starts to care, and he realizes he likes being part of a group, like having a real family, something he has never had before. When he yells at Carol, “Sophie wasnt mine”, but then he tears up and says, “why couldn’t you have kept a better eye on her”, that shows that he wished she was his. I don’t think that takes anything away from the comic, if anything it adds to the humanity of the show. For all you guys out there who swear Lori and the baby get it because it is in the comic, well I must remind you, Sophia and Dale are still alive in the comics, right? I really care about all the characters, I think Lori is being a jerk for being mad at Rick for the Shane thing and really it is her fault that it happened, if she would have just stayed away from Shane and not told him she didnt know whose baby it was and all that blah blah about thanking him for saving carl and her, that is what drove him over the edge and made him make the decision to try to kill Rick. Of coure I know it was really the WRITERS,, lol. All walking dead fans rock and I think we are all cool in our own way, lol

      • ” For all you guys out there who swear Lori and the baby get it because it is in the comic, well I must remind you, Sophia and Dale are still alive in the comics, right?”

        WRONG.

        Dale is definitely dead.

  21. grime time i have a question here . who is the guy w 2 zombie slaves that saved andrea? thanx

    • I dont even think its a to say that guy with the 2 zombie slaves is actually a girl named Michonne, pictured here: http://screenrant.com/walking-dead-season-3-images-gallery-interviews/.

      If you want to SPOIL the comics…

      Shes actually was just a lawyer or something, but took fencing in college. The zombie “Slaves” are actually her boyfriend and his friend. She cut the arms and jaws off and uses them to “blend in”

      • o shes a girl. thnx for the info. cant wait for the next season. i wish carl die in the next season , such a STUPID KID , he’s always a PROBLEM, CRY BABY .. KILL CARL PLEASE!!!!!!!

  22. Alright I think its Daryl becuase everyone loves him and it showed him as a zombie in the trailer…. Someone was holding him back. It looked like t dog but you never know.

  23. The Governor splits Glens wig open with a bat wrapped in barbed wire. Yep

    • that wasnt the governor, spoiler failed.

  24. I too am curious about Morgan and his son Duane? Comic book readers: do we see them again? ( recognizing that the show may deviate from the comic book). Some fascinating reveals here- all good possibilities. Looking forward to Oct 14th ( can’t believe how much a fan I am of this drama)

    • I hate to *SPOIL* the comic, yall really should read it if you like the show for the story/drama… But anyways, about Morgan:

      SPOILER (comic):

      In the comics, they do see Morgan again… like 70 issues later, which could be 4-5 seasons the way they are following the comic. I wont tell you how and which survivors are left, but while relocating, Rick sees the road that leads back to Morgan and takes a detour (keep in mind, months have gone by, maybe a year, since we saw Morgan).

      BIGGER SPOILER:

      Rick finds Morgan still alive, but kind of crazy. In the house, he then finds his son Dwayne, turned into a zombie, on a leach of some sort, as if Morgan is keeping him alive. Morgan cant let go of his son’s doom….
      This may seem repetitive, but Im pretty sure the whole MORGANs WIFE storyline was not in the comic, the show added that, so they may subtract this. Who knows.

  25. in the comic lori and the baby die but my thought is lori will die and the baby wont because the comic and the tv show are different because sophia dosent die so i have no idea what there gunna make of it

  26. I know its not Rick, Glen, T-dog, Daryl, Maggie because in a different article those are the five characters trying to survive in the prison. So that means Lori will die and Carl will get all emotional and cry beside her dead body and then Lori will turn and get Carl and Rick will try and go back to save him but Daryl will hold him back because there are walkers swarming the prison. Heres the picture of the five characters surviving that i mentioned earlier. http://screenrant.com/walking-dead-season-3-prison-images-benk-184089/comment-page-1/#comment-599920

  27. I hope Lori gets kicked off. She is self-centered and takes everything for granted. And the ending of season 2 pisses me off and makes me hate her more. Her or Andrea. Both make woman look bad.

  28. Here is the most likely concept.

    T-dog, carol, hershel, beth, Lori and baby will die in season 3 – 4. They mentioned seasons 3 and 4 will cover the whole prison story. Daryl, Michonne, Andrea, Glen, Maggie, Carl, Rick and perhaps a few more characters will survive. Season 5 will feature the return of morgan and introducing Abraham and the other 2. Season 5 Finale will be when they enter DC. Seasons 6 – 10 will feature the DC haven, DC Zombie Invasion, Negan and his 100 man army. It most likely will end at issue 150 where the author revealed Rick’s life span ends at issue 150, but will still continue. I think they might make a spin-off with carl as the main protagonist.

  29. Hate to ruin it for you, but Lori will die at the end of the season, along with her unborn child. Andrea won’t die, she turns into an awesome bad ass this season.