5) Henry and Lydia
The Walking Dead‘s version of Romeo and Juliet is up next. I’m sure most will disagree, but I was a huge fan of Henry and Lydia’s ill-fated love story, namely because it was realistic. The daughter of the leader of the Whisperers and the son of the King and Queen of the Kingdom were always going to find it tough to be together, but they sure did try.
Yes, Henry running off to rescue Lydia from the Whisperers was a naive move that ended in a lot of misery for the communities, but it is undeniable that he did so out of love and kindness. He was trying to save a girl he formed a connection with from a continued life of abuse and horror – something that we can all admire. Zombie apocalypse or not, teenagers do stupid things in the name of love, and this situation was no different.
I was massively disappointed to see Henry’s demise so soon after his relationship with Lydia started, though. Could these two have been part of the “future” that Daryl, Carol, and the others are so desperately fighting to protect? Did we really need to see Carol lose another child?
Unfortunately, we will never know what could have been for Lydia and Henry in season 10 and beyond, but at least Henry was able to help save Lydia from a life of abuse.