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Los Angeles, California
Gloria, the daughter of an unnamed father and mother, is a drug addict who lives in Los Angeles. The girlfriend of Nicholas "Nick" Clark, the two had previously got high together, thanks to their supplier Calvin, in a derelict church in Los Angeles.
In a flashback, she is seen playing thumb war with Nick at a rehab facility. She urges him to rehearse an upcoming meeting with his parents to avoid a longer stint in rehab. She role-plays his father and asks him to share his feelings after serving three weeks in rehab. Nick blames his father for being absent in his life.
In another flashback, she and Nick wait in the hallway of the rehab facility. They see her well-to-do parents check in at the front desk. Madison arrives and waves at them. As Gloria and her parents walk down the hallway, she hears Nick screaming from a private room. She looks in the room and sees Madison hugging Nick.
Nick awakes in the abandoned church where the two had previously stayed the night, getting high, resulting in Gloria's death through a drug overdose. Finding her not by his side, he looks for her, seeing a trail of blood leading to one deceased man, followed by finding an undead Gloria eating another man. She begins to walk towards him, exposing a knife wedged into her chest (presumably done by one of the men in futile defence), which causes Nick to flee from the church.
When Travis returns to the church, Gloria, nor the two deceased men, are present, indicating they escaped the church and began attacking other individuals. After the National Guard Compound is overrun by walkers, the U.S. Military abandons Los Angeles and firebombs the city with Napalm. As a result, all walkers and citizens are likely killed if they had not already left the area.
Gloria is seen while Nick is having a flashback, eating another person.
This list shows the victims Gloria has killed:
- Herself (Accidental)
- Two unnamed junkies (Alive, Infected)
- Herself (Accidental, Heroin Overdose)
After getting high with Nick, Gloria dies in the night from a drug overdose, causing her to turn.
- "Pilot" (Zombified)
- She is the first named character to die and return zombified.
- On Talking Dead, showrunner Dave Erickson confirmed that Gloria is "Patient Zero" of the zombie apocalypse in the entire Walking Dead universe.
- Coincidentally, Gloria and Matt Sale are the girlfriend and boyfriend of Nick and Alicia Clark, and are both currently zombies.