2019 is almost over and it’s time to make resolutions for The Walking Dead characters in the New Year. Here’s what Rosita needs to do in 2020.
Rosita experienced a great deal of change in 2019. Between The Walking Dead seasons 9 and 10 she fell in love (a few times), was pregnant and had a baby. She also lost Siddiq, her daughter’s father. Now the threat of the Whisperers is greater than ever, so Rosita needs to be careful heading into 2020.
Rosita was in a great position at the start of season 10. She was raising Coco with the help of her boyfriend Father Gabriel, Coco’s father Siddiq and Eugene, who was very involved in Coco’s life before leaving for Hilltop. By the close of 10A, Rosita lost Siddiq and Eugene has gone to Alexandria, but she and Gabriel have been brought together after avenging Siddiq’s murder.
Now that Siddiq is gone, Rosita is Coco’s only living relative. We know Rosita is a capable fighter, and that she embraces her skills and enjoys hunting walkers. There is nothing wrong with being a mom and a fierce fighter, but she needs to think about Coco. When Coco is older she, like Michonne, can go kick butt as much as she wants. Right now, though, is the time to focus on her baby.
Be Ready For Fallout
No one will argue that killing Dante wasn’t a good idea, but the timing couldn’t be worse. While Rosita wasn’t the one who killed him, she is responsible for keeping the secret of what really happened. There is a chance that war with the Whisperers will overshadow what happened with Dante so that by the time anyone discovers what happened, it will be a moot point.
The problem is that secrets always have a way of coming back to haunt people later on. Gabriel killed Dante because he wanted to help Rosita. The fact that Siddiq was dead and Dante was still alive didn’t sit well with either one of them, and now that Siddiq and Eugene are out of Rosita’s life this was Gabriel’s chance to really step up and show her how much he loves her and what he’s willing to do for her.
Dante’s death could lead to fallout from the others who might be hoping he can reveal useful information about Alpha and the Whisperers. Rosita has been through enough, so she might not be in a place to hear their concerns about it, and it could spark tension between her and the rest of the survivors.
Chin Up and Kick Butt
Rosita has really come into her own over the years, and she was able to get back into fighting form quickly thanks in part to all of the help she had with the baby. Siddiq’s loss will continue to impact her in different ways. Her grief might not manifest right away, and when it does, she will need an outlet for it.
There is never a good time to grieve in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Rosita might feel better seeing Dante dead, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t grieving for Siddiq. Unfortunately, with the Whisperer War bearing down on Alexandria there might not be an opportunity to grieve properly, in which case she needs to be able to channel her anger and sadness into her fight against the Whisperers.
Rosita has been through a lot and the hits keep coming. In 2020, she has a chance to honor Siddiq by protecting their daughter and helping to keep their home safe. These are things that Rosita excels at, but she needs to be careful. The stakes are higher than ever and she has to stay safe for little Coco’s sake.
What would you like to see from Rosita in 2020? Leave your ideas in the comments!
The Walking Dead returns February 23 at 9pm on AMC.