We’re just 2 days away from the return of AMC’s mega-hit zombie drama The Walking Dead; Season 8 premieres this Sunday, October 22nd, and will coincide with the show’s 100th episode. Mercy will see the coalition of Alexandrians, The Hilltop, and The Kingdom waging all-out war against Negan (Jeffery Dean Morgan) and his Saviors. It’s sure to be a bloody affair that will bring as much tragedy as triumph.
Fans of the show learned long ago that no one is safe in the world of The Walking Dead. Main characters, children, the elderly: No one is off limits and anyone could find themselves on the business end of a walker or renegade at any moment. Still, the show has famously shocked even the most ardent of followers with unexpected dispatches that still leave us reeling.
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As we count down the hours until The Walking Dead’s return, it’s the perfect time to reminisce over the series’ most shocking deaths—and our friends at WatchMojo have us covered. Grab a box of Kleenex and re-live the most gut wrenching, heart breaking death scenes in this epic saga that began back in 2010. If you can’t stream, the shocking deaths and the episodes they occurred in are listed below the video.
I’d say “Enjoy!” but I think that’ll be impossible!
Official Synopsis: The Walking Dead kills off more of its characters than almost every other show out there, and with so many gruesome deaths to choose from, which deaths are the most shocking? We’ve seen characters get shot, stabbed, eaten, killed then shot and stabbed again when they come back as walkers, and said goodbye to some really memorable cast members to boot. There have been a few fake-outs over the years, like the time we thought we saw Glenn get his guts ripped out, and of course the season 6 finale where Negan bludgeoned an unknown hero to death with a baseball bat.
Lorie Grimes: The Killer Within
Lizzie Samuels: The Grove
Jesses, Sam, and Ron Anderson: No Way Out
Dale Horvath: Judge, Jury, Executioner
Denise Cloyd: Twice as Far
Shane Walsh: Better Angels
Beth Greene: Coda
Hershel Greene: Too Far Gone
Glenn Rhee: The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be
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Check out a clip from The Walking Dead Episode 100, Mercy, below.
Official Synopsis: Last season, Rick Grimes [Andrew Lincoln] and his group of survivors were confronted with their deadliest challenge yet. With the comfort of Alexandria, they let their guard down, only to be reminded how brutal the world they live in can be.
Feeling powerless under Negan’s [Jeffery Dean Morgan] rules and demands, Rick advocated the group play along. But seeing that Negan couldn’t be reasoned with, Rick began rallying together with other communities affected by the Saviors. And with the support of the Hilltop and Kingdom, they finally have enough firepower to contest the Saviors.
This season, Rick brings “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviors are larger, better-equipped, and ruthless — but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive.
Up until now, survival has been the focus of Rick and our group, but it’s not enough. They have to fight to take back their freedom so that they can live. So that they can rebuild. As with any battle, there will be losses. Casualties. But with Rick leading the Alexandrian forces, Maggie [Lauren Cohan] leading the Hilltop, and King Ezekiel [Khary Payton] leading the Kingdom — Negan and the Saviors’ grip on this world may finally be coming to an end.
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