If Rick Grimes was still around he would ask Gamma three questions before she would be allowed to join the group. How would she answer?
In The Walking Dead episode “Morning Star”, Mary (formerly Gamma) was allowed to travel to Hilltop with others that were wounded from Beta’s attack on Alexandria. Mary hoped that she would be able to see her nephew who had been abandoned outside Hilltop. Her nephew, now named Adam, is being cared for by Earl. In the past, her ability to become part of the community would have been based upon her response to Rick’s questions.
If Rick was still around he would ask three important questions.
How many walkers have you killed? How many people have you killed? Why?
These are the three questions Rick starting asking in season 4 of anyone they met. It was a type of vetting system to see what their answers would be. If they gave any answer that Rick was suspect of, they wouldn’t be permitted to join his group.
We don’t know a lot about Mary before she met the Whisperers. But, by seeing her actions with the Whisperers and her devotion to Alpha she seems the type that does whatever she has to do to survive.
How many walkers have you killed? She survived with her sister and bounced around with different groups so she has killed quite a few to have survived this long. She doesn’t seem to be afraid to fight and even though she didn’t save her sister in the end, she was loyal to her for the time leading up to their inclusion in Alpha’s group.
How many people have you killed? Besides shoving her sister down to be devoured by walkers? Probably a few. She is a survivor and can protect herself when needed. She does possess a cutthroat mentality that was evident when she allowed Frances to be killed to save Alpha. People like that don’t usually have a lot of remorse where human life is concerned. Although she probably never set out to kill people she wouldn’t hesitate if the situation came about.
Why? Purely to save herself and perhaps her sister. She has survived for a long time and saving yourself is a must in an apocalypse. No matter how close to people or groups you become saving yourself is your main focus. Everyone has to look out for themselves.
When Mary was Gamma she was determined to please Alpha in any way she could, even going so far as to not let Frances mourn the loss of her child. Gamma rebukes her and tells her not to ruin what they have with the Whisperers. Gamma was more concerned about doing whatever it would take to ensure their survival among the Whisperers than allowing her sister to mourn the loss of her child.
Since finding out that Lydia is alive and her from her talks with Aaron, Mary has softened some. She sees that life with Alpha isn’t the only alternative in this world. And knowing that her last living relative, baby Adam, is alive and well has made her look at life differently.
Mary has a lot to prove as far as where her loyalties lie. Will she continue to fight against Alpha and the Whisperers? Will she become a part of the communities? Let us know what you think about Mary and her future in the comments below.