It’s good to hear sightings of actors on The Walking Dead Season 5 set, since — to put it bluntly — it strongly hints that their characters aren’t dead. Yet. Of course, the process does not always work perfectly and shouldn’t be turned around — not hearing about a sighting does not mean the character is definitely dead. The actor could be off for that episode, or shooting in the private studio setting as opposed to in the open where trusty fans can spot them and report back to places like The Spoiling Dead Fans.
That’s what happened on August 29, when TSDF shared an update from the Georgia set, where the cast/crew should be starting to film the second eight episodes of Season 5. "Rick, Gabriel, Sasha, Maggie, Michonne, Abraham, Rosita and Carol all appear to be on location," they wrote, then added this post with photos:
So on the Not Dead After the Midseason Finale List we at least have Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), Father Gabriel Stokes (Seth Gilliam), Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green), Maggie (Lauren Cohan), Abraham (Michael Cudlitz), Rosita (Christian Serratos), Michonne (Danai Gurira), Carol (Melissa McBride) and possibly Tara (Alanna Masterson).
Gotta be honest, we weren’t sure Rosita would make it this far. But are you feeling like Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) just didn’t make it through the first half? Eugene (Josh McDermitt) too? What about Beth Greene (Emily Kinney)? Is she possibly with Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), wherever he was for this particular outing?
We can speculate but — again — any “just spotted” list is far from a definitive list of who is left alive. There have also been spottings of whoever Tyler Williams is going to be playing. On August 28, TSDF wrote about scenes filmed that week involving Rick, Glenn (Steven Yeun), Tyreese (Chad Coleman), Michonne and Tyler's character. In one scene, TSDF reported, Rick told the group "This place is overrun, we have to find a way out of here." In another scene, the site described, "Tyler is on the porch of a house, down against the railing with a table covering him. Two walkers are trying to get to him but the table is blocking them. Glenn runs to the porch and takes out one walker followed by Rick taking out the second. Michonne takes one out on the ground. Rick and Glenn move the table off of Tyler and pull him up. Rick then jumps down from the porch to help Michonne." Sounds good. But where’s Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs)? (CORAL! CORAL!) Is he with baby Judith somewhere?
Don’t get too worried about whoever you get worried about — remember when we thought Glenn was going to die? Good times! But there he is running around on porches, fighting walkers, so you never know how things are going to play out.
Keep following TSDF to see which characters pop up next, although those will only be the people fans can see on location. It’s all the hidden stuff that’s most intriguing...
Source: The Spoiling Dead Fans
UPDATE: Later on September 2, The Spoiling Dead Fans added, "Daryl, Carl, Abraham, Glenn, Tara, Maggie, Michonne, Carol and Judith all confirmed for today. Pictures coming shortly." So look for those pics on the site. Go Grimes family go! Still no word on Bob, Eugene or Beth, though. Just saying.