5. T-Dog’s heroic sacrifice
Pity under-utilized T-dog! It wasn’t until after his death that Glenn revealed how wonderful T-dog was – during the first few days of the zombie outbreak, T-Dog dedicated his life to evacuating senior citizens and taking care of those less fortunate than he! Alas, he never got more than a few lines of dialogue per episode, but T-dog was a strong and constant presence in the group. When the zombies swarmed the prison in episode 304, T-dog sacrificed himself for the sake of the group as he was zombie-bit while closing the gates. We watched in dismay as zombies sunk their teeth into his shoulder. In the moments before he turned, T-dog struggled to bring Carol to safety, eventually giving himself completely to the zombies to allow Carol to escape.