The Walking Dead 2020: Alpha’s New Year’s resolutions

Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
Samantha Morton as Alpha - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /

2019 is almost over and it’s time to make resolutions for The Walking Dead characters in the New Year. Here’s what Alpha needs to do in 2020.

As the leader of the Whisperers, Alpha commands respect from everyone around her. She leads an army of the undead who unwaveringly follow her. However, the newest villain on The Walking Dead needs to set some resolutions because 2020 will no doubt prove a challenging year for her.

Though villains have a history of wreaking havoc on The Walking Dead, they also have a history of not making it out of battles alive. (Negan would be the big exception) Sure, we know what happens in the comic books but these days everything is up in the air and there is always the possibility that things might turn out differently.

If Alpha is going to survive 2020, she will need to make a few New Year’s resolutions.

Cut Off Achilles’ Heel

Alpha is by far the most terrifying villain we have seen so far. She’s not afraid of anything, and that makes her more dangerous than anyone can know.

Even though she talks a big game, deep down there is no question that Alpha misses Lydia. By “misses” we’re not talking a maternal sense of loss. For Alpha, it’s different. She has a history of being abusive towards Lydia but she also doesn’t want anyone else to have Lydia. If Alpha can’t have her, no one can – even if Alpha was the one who sent her to Daryl.

If Alpha is truly to move forward, she needs to get rid of her Achilles Heel, and right now it’s Lydia. Lydia is her biggest threat, because everyone in Camp Whisperers thinks she’s dead. When they find out that she’s alive, it could spell disaster for Alpha.

Be Relentless

Alpha’s philosophy is pretty cut and dry. She has no grey area. Seeing her forgive Gamma’s sister for her outburst seemed out of character, and it’s a decision that could impact her down the line even though it might have originally been a strategic move on her part.

Alpha is at her best when she is relentless. Take no prisoners, accept no questions. She tried forgiving someone and it failed. Moving forward, she must continue the reign of terror among her people because everything could very easily blow up in her face.

Watch Your Back

Sorry, Alpha. I know you run a tight ship, but it seems like there have been more followers questioning your leadership in recent months than they have in a long while, if Beta is to be believed.

Alpha can say that she doesn’t miss Lydia all she wants, but she does. Lydia is her foil, and that means Lydia can (and probably will) be her undoing.

With so much pressure to be the coldhearted leader that everyone expects, the moment Alpha stops being all-powerful is the moment that she will lose control of her people. There are enough Whisperers who have suffered and lost loved ones under her rule that it would be a simple thing to rise against her if the opportunity presented itself. While Beta is loyal to Alpha, his loyalty to the cult of the dead seems even stronger and he might sacrifice his leader if it means protecting the Guardians.

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Looking ahead, Alpha needs to be very careful about her next moves. She is not in as strong a position as she thinks she is and she needs to play it smart if she wants to make it out of 2020 alive.

What would you like to see from Alpha in 2020? Leave your ideas in the comments!

The Walking Dead returns February 23 at 9pm on AMC.