The Walking Dead Season 4: Did Tyreese Save Baby Judith? (UPDATE)
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The Walking Dead Season 4: Did Tyreese Save Baby Judith? (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Yep! He sure did. Sasha's bro took care of baby Judith, Lizzie and Mika on Season 4, Episode 10. Carol eventually showed up to help, which was great ... especially since Ty still doesn't know about her role in the Karen/David murders.

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Is there anyone left who still thinks baby Judith died in The Walking Dead Season 4 midseason finale? Like the Grimes boys, it was our first thought when we saw the bloody empty car seat, but it makes more sense to think someone else saved her. But who?

Our favorite theory was for Michonne (Danai Gurira) to have the baby, since that would be a nice Rick/Carl/Michonne/Judy family unit idea, but that didn't turn out to be the case.

What if it was Tyreese (Chad Coleman)?

This isn’t a new theory, but shortly after Episode 8 aired, a fan named Trev, who regularly recaps and speculates on the show, posted a YouTube video arguing there was proof that Tyreese saved Judith. Proof is arguable, but it’s a good argument, and there’s even a GIF to back it up as Exhibit A.

Do you have a copy of Episode 8 handy? If so, rewatch part of the battle. If not, cast your mind back to after Lizzie Samuels (Brighton Sharbino) saved Tyreese by shooting Alisha in the forehead. Lizzie and Mika (Kyla Kenedy) ran off and Tyreese said they should go the other way. Then the camera followed the Rick/Governor/Michonne situation. Afterward, bloody Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) went around shouting for Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs).

There’s a quick scene where the tank blasts into part of the prison, and a blink-and-you-miss-it shot of Tyreese running away. He has his rifle over his shoulder but it does look like he’s carrying something in his arms. Maybe it’s baby Judith.

Check out the GIF.

Update: Here's even more proof, courtesy of a clip from a foreign promo, showing Tyreese carrying a baby in his arms. Case closed?

Let’s say Tyreese does have the baby. Now what? We know he's also with Lizzie and Mika Samuels, making him insta-nanny to a bunch of young women, with no place to go. If it wasn’t rough to be Ty before, it’s tough now.

Then again, Tyreese having Judith would fit nicely with the idea of Ty and Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) running into each other later in the back half of the season. There were spoilers that they were seen with a baby, which could be Judith, and how relieved would Tyreese be if Carol swooped in to help him? He still doesn’t know about the Karen/David situation, and maybe we don’t know that whole story either...

Do you think Tyreese saved Judith? How long do you think it will take before Judith gets back to her dad and brother?