Some characters may not be ‘Walking’ away from AMC zombie series
The No. 1 series on basic cable, AMC’s “The Walking Dead” marks its third season finale Sunday (at 9 p.m. on AMC).
What better way to celebrate than with a bloodbath?
The Robert Kirkman horror series has spent much of the season ratcheting the tension between Rick and his handy band of survivors and the Governor, a sadistic tyrant of the walled-up, well-armed community of Woodbury.
AMC has not released a screener of the episode, “Welcome to the Tombs,” but the title alone suggests several characters are chum. Here’s a look at how the dead pool shapes up:
Glenn (Steven Yeun):
He fought off a zombie earlier this season while bound to a chair. That’s hard-core. But he made a cardinal mistake in horror stories in the last episode — he proposed marriage to his girlfriend. Never wear your heart on your sleeve — someone will bite it off.
Chance of survival: 50 percent.
Carol (Melissa McBride):
The writers keep reminding us how tough she’s become since the deaths of her abusive husband and adorable daughter Sophia. She’s a true survivor — until Sunday night, that is. We’ll miss you, Carol.
Chance of survival: 30 percent.
The Governor (David Morrissey):
The Big Bad of this long season has to be put down, probably at the hands of Maggie or Andrea or both.
Chance of survival: 10 percent.
Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green):
Character prop for brother Tyreese (Chad Coleman). Unfortunately, “Walking Dead,” despite being set in Atlanta, seems to operate under an absurd unwritten rule that two minorities of the same gender can’t co-exist. With Michonne (Danai Gurira) owning the screen, Sasha has little chance of seeing season four.
Chance of survival: 0 percent.
Beth (Emily Kinney):
Who? That’s right, Hershel’s other daughter, the one who typically holds baby Judith and kissed Rick on the cheek just a few days after his wife died. Tease.
Chance of survival: 20 percent.
Rick (Andrew Lincoln):
The sheriff went from a fierce leader to mad with grief and now seems monumentally ineffectual. Stupidity drives horror stories. He’s not going anywhere.
Chance of survival: 90 percent.
Milton (Dallas Roberts):
You roll with the devil, you get burned.
Chance of survival: 5 percent.
Daryl (Norman Reedus):
The most popular character on the show. Kirkman loves a good story swerve, but he’s not going to risk a fan riot. Plus, Death is probably afraid of Daryl.
Chance of survival: 99 percent (because there’s always that 1 percent chance we could be wrong).