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"They were good people, all of them."
—Bob speaking about the residents that died in the bus.[src]

The achey woman is survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is one of the newcomers in the prison.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about this woman's life before or as the outbreak began.


Season 4


This woman is a part of a group of residents, consisting of Jeanette, Noris' son, a Woodbury resident, and another woman, brought to Cell Block A to be quarantined.


The woman is seen trying to sleep in her cell as Glenn and Hershel check on the patients. Later, she sits upright on her bed, shaking. She steps out of her cell to see what is happening to the bearded man when he begins to violently cough and shake before dying.

When some of the patients turn into zombies, the woman flees towards the door that Maggie tries to break open, but she is unable to escape. Later she managed to lock herself in the cell underneath where Hershel and Henry fought.

"Too Far Gone"

This woman is seen running through the prison courtyard with another man and manages to escape on the Woodbury bus with other survivors.


The woman is found along with several other prison residents, zombified on the prison bus. She is discovered by Maggie, Bob and Sasha after they see the parked bus, they walk over to the side of the bus, and this reanimated women frightens Maggie as she starts clawing at one of the windows. As the survivors attempt to put down the zombified residents, she is the third person to stumble out of the bus, only to be stabbed in the head by Maggie, causing her to fall to the ground, revealing that she was bitten on the neck.


Killed By

After the Governor's Militia attacked and destroyed the prison, she managed to escape onto the bus.

Sometime after, presumably everyone aboard the bus was killed, her included. She then reanimated as a zombie.

After the achey woman reanimated as a zombie, she was discovered by Maggie, Bob and Sasha. She poured out of the bus with the other reanimated prison residents and was put down by Maggie.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims this woman has killed:


TV Series

Season 4


  • The name of this character is not used in dialogue nor is she credited, but the name "The Achey Woman" was given to her by the writers and crew.
    • This character is nicknamed as "Achey Brakey" on the set.
  • According to her actress, the woman was supposed to interact with Carol in "Isolation" by giving her a look as if she was saying "Do I really have to go into the cell block?" where Carol responded with a stern look of finality.[1]
  • When the camera zooms out to show the pile of dead residents, the Achey Woman can be seen in a different position than how she died. The actress explains that the director thought it looked like everyone was "taking a nap" so he had everyone shift their positions.[2]


Conversation with Becky Shaw
Unnamed or Unseen TV Characters
King County DianeLindaTomFredCindyJudithKingsleyDaniels
KellySarahTyrellSheilaMaryanneHollyOfficer 1Officer 2Officer 3Mother 1Mother 2Criminal 1Criminal 2Criminal 3
Atlanta Camp Survivor
Nursing Home Carlito
Greene Family Farm LaceyDuncanMr. FischerMrs. Fischer
Woodbury Resident 1Resident 6MotherResident 2Resident 4Foster DaughterResident 3Resident 8PeteMichaelRobbieGuard 1Guard 2Guard 5Resident 5Resident 7Resident 9Resident 10Mean GuardSoldierBobEisenbergGuard 4Guard 3Governor's Victims
Military Personnel Guardsman 6Guardsman 2Guardsman 4Guardsman 3
Guardsman 5Guardsman 1
Mexican Family FatherMotherSonBaby
Prison Newcomers TeenagerNewcomerWomanMrs. RichardsNoris' Son
Martinez' Camp Resident 1Resident 2Resident 3
Terminus ChuckCynthiaKayleeBroadcasting WomanResident 1Resident 2GuardCrazed ManButcher 1Butcher 2
Abraham's Group WarrenRexJosiahDirkStephanieJosephineRogerPam
Alexandria Safe-Zone RosemaryResident 1PascalTedLucyMayaAdrianParkJeffreyCharlyneO'HaraSamanthaDanDineshBobby
The Wolves Wolf 3Wolf 2Wolf 1Wolf 4
Hilltop Colony MarshaTimRory
The Saviors Savior 5Savior 6Savior 3Savior 2Savior 1Savior 4
Animals PigletsHorse
Miscellaneous Characters DavidsonFrankBrianJeanJerryWilhelmSamJoe Jr.JaneRachelT. Brooks EllisManWomanDennisYoung BoyManEnid's MotherEnid's FatherDying ManMan 2SurvivorFatherHitchhikerHermitJohnCrightonMrs. BlakeIrmaRed Poncho ManLibrary SurvivorMan 1
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

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