Will Sasha Die This Season on The Walking Dead?


Sasha Williams, played by Sonequa Martin-Green, may be the next vital character to get killed on The Walking Dead. Since Season 3, she has often stepped up when others did not, but this courage could get her killed this season.

While she is important to the show, the most recent episode called “Go Getters” showed that she is a leader. But this need to lead, combined with the mourning of Abraham, may get her killed.

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC
The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Sasha’s Storyline on The Walking Dead

Like Daryl, Sasha wasn’t in the comic books, so there isn’t any storyline to compare her to for real answers. However, Sasha is based on several characters, and most of them have been killed or are about to be killed.

In the comic book version of The Walking Dead, Tyreese had a daughter instead of a sister. Many of their initial interactions were the same, but then Sonequa Martin-Green’s version of the character showed she could fend for herself.

Recently, she took the place of Andrea, who was killed in Season 3. In the comic, Andrea was the sniper, but Sasha is Alexandria’s expert marksman. The current storyline has also added Michonne, now with Rick. 

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC
The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

Sasha Has Taken Holly’s Place

In Season 6, Sasha took over the role of Holly, which may be what leads to her ultimate death on the show.

Robert Kirkman’s version of Holly is a strong survivor in Alexandria. She falls for Abraham when Rick’s group comes to the village. Both Holly and Sasha are each strong characters, which is why Abraham falls for them in their respective timelines.

Sasha has taken over the powerful female role in Season 6 and 7 of AMC’s The Walking Dead. She also fell in love with Abraham directly before his death, just like Holly did in the comic book series.

In the comics, after Abraham was killed, Holly wanted to kill Negan and the Saviors. In order to do so, she ended up sacrificing herself to help Rick attack the Sanctuary. In this way, if Sasha performs a similar action, she could die as a martyr for Abraham.

Specifically, Holly drove a car through the gate of the Sanctuary, but she wasn’t killed right away. Negan instead, took her hostage, turned her into a walker, and then sent her back to Rick. This action got another character killed also.

In a way, Sasha has already offered to sacrifice herself, so that Maggie can stay at Hilltop until she has the baby. She’s also made peace with Rosita and seems to want Negan dead more than the others. But can she stay calm while she makes a plan?

One thing seems clear, Sasha will do whatever it takes to destroy Negan, which may get her killed.

How long do you think Sasha has left on The Walking Dead?


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