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Latest 'Walking Dead' Plot Twist Has Us Preparing for the Worst Kind of Death

by Jacqueline Burt on November 12, 2012 at 1:41 PM

lori and car the walking deadSo of course some of you haven't seen the last couple of episodes of The Walking Dead, because, well, I don't know -- sh*t happens, like power outages and snowstorms and other stuff that probably wasn't your fault. That last part (about it not being your fault) is why I won't come right out and debate what is now The Big Season 3 Question until after the jump. Okay? But if I find out the only reason why you're not caught up on The Walking Dead is because you felt like watching, oh, I don't know, Breaking Amish instead, I'm going to be really, really disappointed.

Anyway, now that you clearly clicked on "Read More," all bets are off, so ... am I the only one who feels like they should just go ahead and re-name the show The Walking Dead: Countdown to the Episode Where the Baby Inevitably Dies, Because How the Hell Is She Going to Stay Alive?!

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty sure this is what's going to be running through my head during every episode for the rest of the season: Oh my god, where's the baby? Is she okay? They didn't leave the baby alone, did they? What if they run out of formula? Shooting zombies with a baby in your arms would be really hard. What's gonna happen when the baby starts crawling? That's it and that's all, from the opening theme to the final credits.

Maybe it's the whole maternal instinct thing. I've been worried sick about something happening to Carl since the beginning of the series, too. (Now I'm more concerned about Carl's mental health than anything else. Good lord above, is that kid having the WORST childhood ever or what?! Hey there son, you don't mind shooting your mom in the head, do ya? Excuse me while I go and rock back and forth in a corner remembering the gut-wrenching horror of that scene.)

Either way, the writers must have known people like me would automatically become a million times more invested in the non-walkers' welfare when the baby came along (which is I guess why they didn't kill her off along with Lori like in the comics). So maybe they'll keep her around? Come on, please???

Do you think Lori's baby will survive this season of The Walking Dead?


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  • hello...


    November 12, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    My main concern as far as the baby goes is how are they going to keep her quiet to prevent walkers from hearing her? I was surprised by the sudden "fatherly" role Daryl has taken with the baby. Especially the way that he looked at the kid stuff in that home daycare. I don't think Maggie was as invested as he was in the scene. It's making me think there's something deeper going on with Daryl. Either he HAD kids, or he's thinking about whether or not he'll ever be able to. Either way, I hope they keep the baby alive. At this point, she's the only ray of hope they have.

  • Maevelyn


    November 12, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    I think if you could secure yourself behind a wall like the crazy town Lori is in you could get through infancy. Now, I think that digging a deep ditch with water covering at least one, if not two sides would be best.  (Barricade a peninsula? find an Island?) I really think that they could have secured the farm better or found some where other than a prison full of walkers to whole up. 

  • Maevelyn


    November 12, 2012 at 1:53 PM

    And how freaking sad was Carl listing possible names for the baby?

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    Christy Howell-Hoots

    November 12, 2012 at 2:05 PM

    I'm curious to see how they pull it off with a baby.  In the comic book, the baby was never supposed to survive, but it was an entirely different scenario (that they could NOT show on television).  Either way, I love the show and I'm looking forward to seeing what they do with this.

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    November 12, 2012 at 3:17 PM

    If they keep wasting formula like they are then she'll starve to death within a few weeks.  Does no one there seriously know that an 8-hour old baby can't possibly drink a full bottle of formula??  It's not like they can refrigerate what's left either.

  • cmjaz


    November 12, 2012 at 3:33 PM
    I'm betting darryl was a dad
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    Jacqueline Stevason

    November 12, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    @purvislets: Exactly what I thought when they made the bottle!!


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    Sara B. Ware

    November 12, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    I'm on the Darryl/Dad train.

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    Ashleigh Munson

    November 13, 2012 at 12:19 PM

    Ha, I thought the same thing about the bottle! My 4 month doesn't even down that much in one feeding. Look at us destroying a perfectly good make-believe show with logic.

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