30 Best 'Walking Dead' Characters

From survivors to Saviors, the Governor to Negan – the greatest heroes, villains and everything-in-between of AMC's hit zombie-horror show

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19. Eastman

In one of the series' best episodes – "Here's Not Here" –  a depressed, almost feral Morgan meets a capable hermit living in a cabin in the woods. His host nurses his guest back to mental health; he also eventually teaches him Akido, eastern philosophy and how to wield a mean staff. There are times on The Walking Dead where the creators seem to agree with the worldview of their most cynical characters, who believe that anyone who may one day be a threat to survival should die – whether they’re evil or not. The honorable Eastman (kudos to legendary character actor John Carroll Lynch) represents a different perspective, arguing that in a world where humans are dying, every life has value.

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