When a character dies on The Walking Dead, not only do we lose some terrific storylines associated with that fictional person, but it also means we must say farewell to the actor who portrays him or her. Saying goodbye to the actor is often harder for the TWD cast and crew (as evidenced by Hershel Greene’s death, which forced Scott Wilson off of the show) than closing a door on a character, but they get through it.
In Season 4, Episode 14: “The Grove,” we bid adieu to Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino), and Mika Samuels (Kyla Kenedy). Although the blonde sisters were first introduced to us just at the start of this season, they quickly became fan-favorites. TV viewers found Lizzie incredibly unique and compelling while Mika was her adorable sidekick who was wise beyond her years in many ways.
Since Lizzie and Mika are both off of TWD now, actresses Brighton and Kyla took some time to say farewell and thanks to a show that has treated them very well.
“I'm so grateful u gave me opportunity to play Lizzie & part of #TWDFamily thank u @ScottMGimple @WalkingDead_AMC @GunnerGale #GregNicotero,” Brighton tweeted on March 16.
Kyla posted a sweet message to her Instagram account a few days before Episode 14 aired. “Two incredibly special people! Can't wait until this Sundays episode @gunnergale Mr. Mike #thewalkingdead #twd,” she wrote alongside a photo of herself with the episode’s director, Mike Satrazemis, and TWD executive producer Gale Anne Hurd.
Aww, we miss these cuties already. Melissa McBride may have said that the kids are the future so far as TWD is concerned, but they’re dropping like flies...
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The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.