Warning! Tyreese SPOILERS from The Walking Dead comic below!
We totally saw Tyreese’s horrified reaction after discovering his girlfriend Karen’s charred body (can’t blame him!) and we know from the latest The Walking Dead sneak peeks that his sister Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) may be the next to go, but where does that leave Tyreese? Pretty pissed off, we think. But dead? Not so fast.
From The Walking Dead comics (spoiler alert!), we know The Governor hacks off Tyreese’s head with one of Michonne’s katanas. We also know the show departs (and has already greatly departed) from the comic books, so will Tyreese actually make it to Season 5 — or even Episode 5 this season?
When asked if TV Tyreese is similar to comic book Tyreese back in December 2012, executive producer Robert Kirkman told TVLine, “Definitely. There’s always going to be deviations on what’s set up in the comic book. But I think Tyrese is going to be one of the characters that’s pretty [similar].” The plot thickens!
We interpret this as meaning one of two things (or both!): 1.Tyreese is going to get a lot more badass (Hammer time!) or 2. Tyreese is going to die. From previews, we already know the first is set to happen very soon during a zombie herd ambush.
The fans aren’t the only ones who want fan favorite Tyreese alive until the end. The actor behind the character, Chad Coleman, told AXS Live in October 2013, “[Tyreese’s death] ain’t gonna happen!” He continues, “I walk into the writers room and say, ‘It ain’t gonna happen!’ — with the hammer, too!”
But Chad understands that the nature of The Walking Dead is that no character is safe, which doesn’t mean to say he’s not living in fear of Tyreese’s (inevitable?) demise! Of his wild journey on the show, he says, “You go along for the ride and I hope we never get there [...] It’s pretty tough when we get there — y’know cast members you develop great relationships with, so I hope to never have a ‘death’ dinner.”
With all of this information, our best guess would be yes, Tyreese is going to die in Season 4. What do you guys think? Sound off below!
The Walking Dead Season 4 airs on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
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