The Walking Dead: Imagined Gains and Losses

Glenn Rhee, The Walking Dead - AMC
Glenn Rhee, The Walking Dead - AMC /
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Dale Horvath. The Walking Dead. AMC.
Dale Horvath. The Walking Dead. AMC. /

Adam wants Dale

If any character that died in a previous episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead could come back and join the survivors in Alexandria, it should be Dale Horvath.

Dale was one of the best characters on the show. He stuck to his beliefs and wasn’t afraid to be confrontational when he thought that something wasn’t quite right with the direction the group was going. Not only that, but he seemed to be able to fix just about anything by finding parts lying around or just fiddling with it for a while.

Humanity was something that was lost on many of the survivors after being around the zombies for so long, but Dale was able to hold on to that part of himself and embrace it in a way that no other character was able to. Make no mistakes, if he wanted to be a killing machine, Dale could be. His accuracy with a firearm was excellent and he was more than willing to help anyone who was interested in learning how to shoot or fix things how to do it.

It is those skills, and the fact that he was willing to do anything he could to make the group better and still act like a normal human being, that would make him a great survivor in Alexandria. He could teach people how to shoot and protect themselves. He would work with the scientists on the gardens and solar panels, and even assist in planning the community.

Dale was a Swiss army knife that could make any situation better just by being there and not be a big burden to anyone. And that is exactly what a struggling community like Alexandria needs.

Next: If he dies, Adam riots!