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WARNING: Spoilers for The Walking Dead TV show and comic ahead. Proceed with caution.

With the finale for Season 5 of [The Walking Dead](series:201193) rapidly approaching, there's one thing we know for sure: carnage is coming. No finale of The Walking Dead is without its fair share of drama, and with the craziness that we've seen over Season 5 , I fully expect that we'll be seeing one of the best finales ever.

So with an entire 90 minutes of episode 16 to fill, we can pretty much assume that there will be some deaths, especially given the whole new host of characters that joined the show in the back half of Season 5. Check out the 8 characters who I believe could possibly be on the chopping block in episode 16, "Conquer."

1. Nicholas

I think we can all agree that no tears would be shed over this coward's death. With Glenn giving him some straight talking last episode after the deaths of Noah and Aidan, he made it pretty clear that Nicholas's horrible actions would not be forgiven. There's a definitely possibility that Nicholas could be killed by a member of the community, or possibly exiled by Deanna (a fate as good as death).


Do you think Nicholas will die in the Season 5 finale?

2. Morgan

Morgan has been a lone figure for a long time, and being a loner in a post-apocalyptic world can be a dangerous thing. With all the evidence pointing to a ruthless gang known as the Wolves, it's possible (especially after what we saw in episode 15) that they could kill (or have already killed) Morgan before he ever meets up with Rick and the gang again. After teasing his appearance all season it would be incredibly infuriating, but hey, since when have the writers of The Walking Dead been concerned with angering viewers - remember Beth's death?


Do you think Morgan will die in the Season 5 finale?

3. Tara

After Aidan's dumb error in episode 14, Tara's life is still hanging in the balance. Over the course of Season 5 she's become a likable and cool character, and while personally I hope she stays alive, let's be real for a second: Pete is Tara's best chance at survival, and currently Pete has bigger fish to fry than saving a member of Rick Grimes' group.


Do you think Tara will die in the Season 5 finale?

4. Sasha

Sasha has had a pretty rough season with the death of her partner Bob, and brother Tyreese, and it's fair to say she's gone off the deep end. Last episode we saw her choosing to hunt walkers on foot after already doing a long shift in the watch tower, which almost resulted in her being bitten, had Michonne and Rosita not been looking out for her. She's a loose cannon and it seems like it may only be a matter of time before something or someone takes her out.


Do you think Sasha will die in the Season 5 finale?

5. Daryl

I know, I know, I'm sorry, but if you think about it, Daryl's neck could definitely be on the line - the dude has a pretty dangerous job now, especially with the Wolves lurking, not to mention that the show's writers seem to get a real kick out of killing off fan favorites.

In addition to all of that, the synopsis for episode 16 also makes me worry for Daryl, it reads:

Daryl experiences trouble on a run while Rick and his group continue to feel like outsiders in Alexandria, where trouble is creeping into the gates.

Personally, I hope Daryl never dies and becomes an immortal being who protects all who live in Alexandria, but hey sometimes dreams just can't come true.


Do you think Daryl will die in the Season 5 finale?

6. Pete

If Carol has told Rick Grimes that he needs to kill Pete, well I'm sorry man, but your fate has been sealed. While promos for episode 16 seem to indicate that Pete has been sent to live in a house away from his family, The Walking Dead comic reader in me says that this isn't the end of Pete's storyline.

Rick kills Pete in the comic series
Rick kills Pete in the comic series

For those who haven't read the comics, Pete is sent to live away from his family, but soon becomes enraged and, armed with a knife, goes to find Rick to settle the score. Ultimately, it all ends with Pete being shot dead by Rick after his careless actions caused the death of Regina, the wife of Alexandria leader Douglas. As far as the finale goes, I don't think that Pete will make it much further than the first 30 minutes.


Do you think Pete will die in the Season 5 finale?

7. Deanna

As I mentioned above, in the comic series Pete seeks revenge on Rick for ruining his life (failing to see he was already ruining it for himself by being abusive to his family), and in the process kills Regina, the wife of the Alexandria leader, Douglas Monroe. However, in the TV show 'Douglas' has been replaced by Deanna and 'Regina' became her husband, Reg.

If they do keep this arc in the TV series it will be interesting to see whether Deanna is the one who tries to break up the fight between Rick and Pete and is killed, or if maybe it's Deanna's husband Reg.


Do you think Deanna will die in the Season 5 finale?

8. Reg

We haven't heard too much from Reg, but he sounds like a pretty cool guy - after all, he pretty much put together Alexandria in the early days. From what we saw last episode, he doesn't seem keen to get involved in conflict, but if he was confronted with a knife wielding Pete, who knows what he might do - even if it might result in his death.

If Reg was to die in the season finale then it might also pave the way for what I predict will be the final scene of Season 5 - Deanna handing over leadership of Alexandria to Rick.


Do you think Reg will die in the Season 5 finale?

Source: Screencapped


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