The Walking Dead: Dead City has ended its first season, and the story will continue as AMC has announced a renewal for season 2. The series season finale ended as such to see a smooth transition into the next season. As with any apocalyptic series, there were several deaths; who died this season?
Dead City is centered around Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), two characters made famous in The Walking Dead. While they have always been enemies, the pair are often put into positions where they must rely on one another, and that is the case in the spinoff as well.
The series is set in Manhattan, where a massive number of walkers have amassed, and a former Savior, The Croat (Željko Ivanek), and his Burazi are under orders of The Dama (Lisa Emery), who is in charge on the island. This group is brutal and was responsible for the kidnapping of Hershel Rhee (Logan Kim), Maggie’s son.
While some things were resolved in season 1, many more conflicts presented themselves before the end of the season finale episode.
Dead City season 1 deaths
Since the majority of characters introduced in Dead City were new to TWD Universe, the deaths this season didn’t cause a lot of sorrow as there wasn’t time to get to know them. It would have been nice to keep the Tribespeople around for season 2, though.
This season also saw the deaths of many walkers, a deer, a rat, and a raccoon.
“Old Acquaintances” episode 1
This episode saw the deaths of Jones (Michelle Hurd), the bar owner. Jano (Trey Santiago-Hudson), one of the New Babylon deputy marshals saved from being attacked by a walker by Negan, is accidentally shot by Marshal Perlie Armstrong (Gaius Charles). Another deputy marshal, Gritz (David Chen), was killed when a walker overtook him in the Big J Cleaners building.
“Who’s There?” episode 2
Episode 2 sees Negan nickname a woman who helps them, Pigeon Lady, whose name is Esther (Eleanor Reissa). She is a member of the Tribespeople who encounters Maggie and Negan and takes them to her people. A member of the Burazi kills her, and Tommaso (Jonathan Higginbotham) tearfully stabs her in the head to prevent her from reanimating. Although his death isn’t seen on screen, viewers learn that Armstrong’s brother Joel committed suicide when he discovers his brother’s dead body.
“People Are a Resource” episode 3
Luther (Michael Anthony) would meet his maker in season 3. He was never keen on Negan and, in this episode, discovers the wanted poster featuring Negan from New Babylon. The two begin to fight, with Negan using a cheese grater across his face, and then Luther falls back onto an exposed pipe, which pierces him at the base of his skull. Negan pushes his head further down onto the pipe, killing him.
“Everybody Wins a Prize” episode 4
This episode sees the death of the scavenger lady, Rizza (Aixa Kendrick). She was briefly introduced in the previous episode as the one who found Ginny’s (Mahina Napoleon) dino. She died during the arena battle with the walkers.
“Stories We Tell Ourselves” episode 5
While it would have been interesting to see more of the Tribespeople, episode 5 sees the death of the two prominent people of the group, and many more were killed in the arena fight. In the sewers with Maggie and Ginny, Tommaso and Amaia (Karina Ortiz) are both killed by walkers.
“Doma Smo” episode 6
Surprisingly the season finale was void of significant deaths.