Should you’ve been following Concern the Strolling Lifeless then you definately may need observed that fan-favorite Alicia’s life appears to be in peril. Is she going to die in Season 5 Episode 8? Learn on for extra particulars. This publish may have MAJOR spoilers for the mid-season finale, Episode Eight of Season 5, airing July 21, 2019.
On the finish of Episode 7 of Concern the Strolling Lifeless, it actually regarded like Alicia was achieved for and going to die. She was uncovered to lethal radiation after combating a walker with a radiation necklace and appeared to fully quit on the thought of residing. Then Morgan gave her a pep speak and she or he determined to maintain combating. However was that battle fruitless? Is she going to die anyway?
For many of this season, we’ve been informed that any walkers sporting radiation alert necklaces might have been uncovered to harmful ranges of radiation and the survivors ought to do every little thing of their energy to keep away from these walkers and never battle them. (We gained’t get into the weeds about how radiation doesn’t actually work this manner and a lot of the foremost gang in all probability ought to have been uncovered to radiation anyway.)
In an effort to avoid wasting the kids who didn’t need her assist till the final second, Alicia fought off a bunch of walkers after which led them away from the place the kids have been fleeing final week. However within the course of, she needed to battle a radiation-exposed walker and ended up with the walker’s blood throughout her. Actually, it even regarded just like the blood may need gotten into her mouth and eyes.
So how is she nonetheless alive and seemingly effective in Episode 8? Effectively, within the first jiffy of the episode we’re seeing a flashback from earlier than Logan took over the warehouse. However even after that, she’s nonetheless alive and properly.
We study in Episode Eight that Alicia acquired a decontamination bathe from Grace and scrubbed her physique, eliminating her garments, in an effort to rid herself of any attainable radiation contamination. (By no means thoughts that she in all probability ought to have jumped right into a river or one thing instantly to get the blood off her as quickly as attainable, as an alternative of simply washing her face earlier than she discovered Grace.)
If Alicia had really been uncovered to harmful ranges of radiation from the walker’s blood (and even probably ingested it) this probably wouldn’t have been sufficient to avoid wasting her. However the present is presenting us with the concept the decontamination bathe was sufficient OR Alicia lucked out and the walker with the necklace actually hadn’t been uncovered.
In all probability the fairest assumption is the latter. Alicia’s walker wasn’t actually uncovered to radiation and she or he acquired very, very fortunate. In any other case, she needs to be exhibiting some indicators of radiation poisoning by the point the episode is over.
On Reddit, viewers have been confused too. u/Delnation wrote: “They simply… gave up on that plot thread, just about. Alicia will get a decontamination bathe by Grace initially like Morgan did, will get some new garments, and… that’s mainly it.”
There’s an opportunity she may present some indicators of radiation illness within the second-half of the season and we’ll get again to this plotline later. However I’m going to guess that Alicia really is OK and simply acquired very fortunate by not truly encountering a walker who had been uncovered to radiation.