4. Jerry in danger!
There is no debating that Jerry is a fan favorite, so when a teaser was released that showed him in danger, the fan base freaked out. While we did see him later in a photo, getting a bite or scratch was not totally off the table. Many viewers went into this episode scared in general given that big episodes are known for deaths, but many were very worried for beloved Jerry.
When Jerry was bringing up the rear and struggling to get through the tight paths, I held my breath the entire time, except for when the walkers appeared, then I shrieked in horror. Those walkers were not just close to him, they had a hold of his shoes and ripped part of them open. Even when his feet were checked out and confirmed to be okay, I was still so scared for him. Honestly, I still am.
This moment also gets a huge WTF for the surprise that jolted through my body when the walkers appeared. This scene was shot so perfectly, from the amazing job Cooper Andrews did as Jerry, to how the lighting fell, how the walkers moved, and the perspective of everyone helping from the other side. It made me feel like I was there in the cave with everyone.
This also makes my list because I wonder what this means for Jerry and his future. I noticed with King Ezekiel being down and out that Jerry was stepping up. Will this near-death experience mean he will take a few steps back, or will it project him even more towards the front line to keep his family safe? Only time will tell!