|Age||Late 20's to early 30's|
|Relations||Peter Anderson (Husband)|
Ron Anderson (Son)
Rick Grimes (Lover)
|First Appearance||Issue 72|
|Last Appearance||Issue 85 (Zombified)|
|Cause of Death||Killed by zombies when alive.|
Shot by Abraham as a zombie.
|Series lifespan||#72 to #83, #85 (Zombified)|
|Jessie gets killed by zombies.|
|Jessie Anderson Gallery|
- —Jessie screaming for Rick as she is devoured.[src]
Jessie Anderson/Dotson is a character first encountered in Issue 72 of The Walking Dead and is a resident living in the Alexandria Safe-Zone. Jessie is the mother of Ron Anderson and the wife of Pete Anderson.
Jessie is hesitant to talk to anybody about her marital troubles until Rick confronts her in private and she admits that Pete has been physically abusive, but still stands by him. After a series of events that begins with Rick confronting Pete, and ultimately ends with Pete being executed, Jessie grieves but also admits to being relieved at Pete's death.
Afterward, Jessie expresses gratitude to Rick and later becomes more interested in him, eventually leading to Jessie wanting to cohabitate and making romantic advances on him, which is in turn returned by Rick.
Alexandria Safe-Zone ChaosEdit
Jessie is seen hiding in Issue 81 to Issue 83 in Rick's house along with Rick himself, Ron, Carl, Michonne, Morgan, Denise, Maggie, and Sophia. Rick decides they have to cover themselves with zombie guts, and leave the house. Everyone, except Maggie, Sophia and later Denise leaves.
The plan fails, and she and Ron get attacked and killed by zombies. Before her death, she wasn't able to let go of Carl's hand, and Rick, who tells her that he's sorry, hacks her hand off to save his son's life, and Jessie gets completely devoured by zombies. In Issue 85, Jessie's remains have reanimated into a zombie. She is put down by Abraham.
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Although Pete beat her, she seemed to still love him, even after his death.
Jessie loved her son, and wasn't able to let go of his hand when he was bitten.
After Pete's death, Jessie finds comfort in Rick, who makes sure she and her son Ron are looked after. Grateful for his continued support, Jessie kisses Rick, leading to the pair's romantic involvement. Their relationship was brief, because while trying to outrun zombies in Alexandria Safe-Zone, Jessie becomes swarmed. In fear, she refuses to let go of Carl's hand. To save Carl from being eaten (as Ron was), Rick cuts off Jessie's hand and the zombies attack and kill her.
In later issues, Rick confesses that he cared for Jessie and was deeply pained to lose her.
- Rick approaches Jessie for the first time in Issue 75 while investigating the family because he senses something is "weird" about Pete. However, she is first seen at the dinner party in Issue 72.
- Jessie was the first known resident of the Alexandria Safe-Zone to reanimate as a zombie.
- Jessie was Rick's first romantic interest following the death of Lori Grimes.
- Jessie is one of the few survivors, along with Shane, Susie and Rachel Greene, Lori Grimes, Judith, and Glenn, whose deaths have caused Rick to cry.