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The Walking Dead season 10: Viewers disappointed dead character didn't get send off they deserved

'It’s tough closing this chapter', the actor said after episode aired

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 02 March 2020 09:57 GMT
The Walking Dead season 10 trailer

The Walking Dead fans have been left disappointed after a character was killed off without getting the send off they deserved.

*Spoilers follow for the show’s latest episode*

Titled “Stalker”, the 10th episode of the show’s 10th season saw Alpha’s terrifying second-in-command, Beta (Ryan Hurst), gain entry to Alexandria using a secret underground tunnel.

Upon arriving there, he butchered several residents before attempting to retrieve Gamma (Thora Birch) from her cell in order to bring her back to his leader, played by Samantha Morton.

Leading the charge at Alexandria was Rosita (Christian Serratos) and reformed Saviour, Laura (Lindsley Register).

It’s Laura who arrives at the cell to protect Gamma. However, she gets overpowered by Beta and, despite a heroic effort to stop him, she is thrown at the cell door. It’s uncertain whether she is dead.

Sadly, for fans of the character – who has built up a cult fanbase since her first appearance in season seven – aftershow The Talking Dead confirmed she had been killed off.

Viewers criticised the show’s decision to not only make it clearer that she had died, but the producers' inability to invite Register onto The Talking Dead to discuss her time on the show.

Other fans wanted one final scene with her former leader, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) or even Eugene (Josh McDermitt), with whom she shared lots of scenes in season eight.

The actor herself wrote on Twitter following the broadcast: “Thanks for sending love. It’s tough closing this chapter.”

The Walking Dead continues every Sunday in the US on AMC and is shown in the UK the following day on FOX and NOW TV.

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