The season 1 finale of The Walking Dead answered some questions while posing others. However, some characters didn’t make it out of “TS-19” alive.
The first season of The Walking Dead wrapped up on Dec. 5, 2010 with the sixth and final episode of season 1 titled “TS-19” on AMC. The show follows the story of Rick Grimes attempting to protect his family while trying to survive the zombie apocalypse with other survivors.
Previously, the survivors had been living outside Atlanta at an RV camp. After it was overrun by walkers and several of the group were bitten. The group (minus Shane and the Morales family) made the decision to head for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta to find out more about the outbreak.
Shane went along with the group to keep an eye on Lori and Carl, but the Morales family heads for Birmingham to check on his family. Following the loss of Jim along the way, the group arrived at the CDC to meet Dr. Edwin Jenner and his automated system at the CDC, Vi.
Not everything went smoothly for the survivors in the season 1 finale of The Walking Dead. Here are the characters who were lost during the episode:
- Dr. Edwin Jenner
The surprising moment from this episode was discovering the CDC was on borrowed time. The facility was set up to decontaminate itself. While everyone in the CDC was enjoying wine, hot showers, and food, the time was ticking away for them and their existence was going to be wiped out.
Thankfully, most of the group was able to escape. This was because Carol had swiped a grenade from Rick’s bag earlier and they used it to break the shatterproof glass of the CDC and make their getaway.
In a heartbreaking moment, Jacqui decided she was done fighting. Instead of escaping with the others, she stayed behind with Dr. Jenner and was consumed by the decontamination of the facility. The CDC’s interactive voice assistant Vi was also lost during the explosion.
Even worse, the group lost a safe place to stay as well as some of their willingness to fight in the zombie apocalypse. Now, they have to find a new place to live, new resources, and deal with the undead until they can figure things out.
What did you think of the explosive final episode from the first season of The Walking Dead? Were you saddened by the losses? Let us know your opinion on “TS-19” in the comments section!