The Walking Dead Season 4 Finale Spoilers: Who Dies, What Happens in Episodes 15, 16?

The Walking Dead season 4 has two more episodes left, airing this Sunday and the next. And season 5 won’t be premiering until October. People are wondering who, if anyone, dies, and what else is going to happen.

Here’s six things we know already 

Much of the Group Will Meet Back Up

One of the casting calls for season 5 says that the season “begins with Rick and the group heading to Washington, D.C., where they meet new danger and a new enemy.” It also says that “Once again, Rick must do whatever it takes to keep the rest of the group safe.”

That, to me, indicates that all of the major characters will be meeting back up by the end of the season. Whoever doesn’t get killed will go with Rick.

No One’s Safe Outside Rick and Carl

There’s a lot of rumors about at least one major death before the end of the season. Since Rick is already confirmed in season 5, he seems safe, along with Carl. Some people say that Daryl is also safe but comic creator Robert Kirkman, who is an executive producer on the show, said on Wednesday in a Reddit Q & A that that’s not true.

He was asked how popularity impacts the survival of characters. “In my opinion, I feel like characters ripen like fruit. So while I wouldn’t say the more popular a character is the more likely they are to die, they do have to reach a certain level of popularity before they’ve ‘earned’ the death,” he said. “No character is too popular to die. (Suck it, [Norman] Reedus!)” Lauren Cohan (Maggie) recently said she thinks about her character dying, but she can’t entertain the thought. “It’s nice because…any death that happens definitely leads to greater story. The death of Hershel has been the saddest death for me … but it’s going to now propel so much huge story. It doesn’t change the fact that it absolutely sucks, but it does propel so much of the story.”

The Governor May Be Back

The Governor is almost surely dead after getting stabbed by Michonne and shot by Lilly but David Morrissey told the Press Association that his character may return. 

“Something happened to him. I feel like a shady politician where I can’t confirm and I can’t deny anything,” said Morrissey. “Certainly, bad things befell him at the end of the last episode but we just have to wait and see.” He will likely appear in some kind of flashback scenario.

Another New Character Will be Introduced

The guys Daryl met seem like smaller players as compared to, say, the more major characters of Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene.

There’s another one of those who will appear in at least one of the remaining two episodes, called Gareth (played by Andrew J. West of “Greek). Gareth is not from the comics but sources told The Hollywood Reporter that he is a remix of sorts of an unidentified character from the series. Gareth is pegged as an important character.

Recurring Characters Who Aren’t Killed Will Likely Be in Season 5

West has the option to get promoted to a series regular in season 5–and so do Abraham, Rosita, Eugene, and Tara, if they don’t get killed.

The trio led by Abraham appear most likely to be promoted since Rick and the group will be headed to DC in season 5. Then again, one or even two of the trio could get killed.

Details Aren’t Clear But the Episodes Will be Intense

Producer Gale Hurd indicated to E! News that the last two episodes will be super intense. “The world of The Walking Dead is all about human choices, about what one has to do to survive, and how much each character is willing to sacrifice and compromise their humanity,” she said. “And we will really see certain characters pushed to their limit — in a way the way that Carol was — in these final two episodes.

Showrunner Scott Gimple added that in both episodes there are “some insane things” and ” some tragic things” that are going to happen. “There are some things that happen that are hopeful. And there is just some remarkably dark stuff. And stories crashing together,” he said. Kirkman added that Rick will be pushed to his absolute limit. “And it’s always a question of how much can you come back from those moments, and those choices,” Hurd said. “And that’s where season 5 will take us.”


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  • Tim Drew

    carl dies…just a guess. lol what else can happen to rick that he has to bounce back from? Or judith…carl or judith. Rick might get maimed too but i also think daryl could be the one. I mean, dale was suppose to lose his leg in comics and hershel did instead. Tyrese was suppose to be beheaded in comics but hershel was instead. this show is always switching things up. andrea is suppose to still be alive while carol is not…my point is rick loses a hand and carl loses an eye in comics and uhm..someone on the show will have this happen to them. lol

    • Zachary Stieber

      The Governor lost an eye, so that’s something…. Also, Kirkman addressed the hand thing in his conversation on Reddit when someone asked about it:

      “To clarify, I think cutting Rick’s hand of when we did was GREAT for the comic. It’s just that in another medium it would be harder to pull off, we cheat in the comic because things aren’t moving. You can’t do that on the show. You’d see Rick not being able to reload his gun, and things like that.”

      “The CGI of cutting off Rick’s hand would be expensive, but we did it with Hershel’s leg so if we felt strongly about Rick losing a hand, we’d do it.”

      • Tim Drew

        michonne cuts the governors eye out with a spoon in the comics but in the series she stabs with a piece of glass. it seems the series is a parellel universe of the comics where things still happen (the twins and carl vs lizzie, mika, carol) but to different people. I think that someone’s hand will get cut off…daryls maybe..??? I’m not saying it’s rick’s but things that happened in the comic still happen in the series but to other people and in different circumstances.

        • thewalkingdeadfanatic2

          it would be awfully hard to reload a bow with only one hand, lol

    • thewalkingdeadfanatic2

      merle lost his hand. as for carls eye, i hope he doesnt lose it cause he has BEAUTIFUL eyes.

  • Richard M

    Beth is pretty annoying. Why not off her?

  • Adam Sockwell

    They would be T totally stupid to kill off Daryl…..and they would be stupid to split the group…The entire series is based on the group staying together. That would be like trading quarter backs a week before the superbowl……This finale needs 3 things…….1. Rick needs to get captured by Joe’s goons and taken to a place where Joe has a hide out where we discover Beth is also there held captive. Daryl rescues both of them by killing all the goons and killing Joe by looking at Beth an then Joe an saying….Claimed….and then putting an arrow through his head. 2. Every one makes it Terminus….Second to last group should be Rick, Daryl and Beth….Rick clearly at his witts in but seeing carl cares him up and then the last to arrive is Carol….revealing to rick judith is still alive….and after a bloody show that be the joy that brings it back…The final few moments of the show should be the reunited group along with the few new members around a fire….and they are told what the outbreak actually is and hint of them all traveling to Washington

    • Ryan Colson

      killing Daryl would be a smart move because it would cull fake fans :)

  • thewalkingdeadfanatic2

    Notice Emily Kinney hasnt been doing many interviews…perhaps, avoiding them becuase her character dies? what if Terminus cooked her. that would relate to the comics.