|This article is about the TV Series character. You may be looking for her Comic Series counterpart. You may also be looking for Carl's teacher in the TV Series.|
|Actor||Adelaide & Eliza Cornwell (S3)|
Loudyn, Leighton Case (S3)
Tinsley & Anniston Price (S4)
Eleora & Elisea DiFranco(S4)
Sophia & Delia Oeland (S4 Charlotte & Clara Ward (S5) 
|Age|| A Week (The Suicide King) |
8 Months (Season 5)
|Family||Rick Grimes - Possible Father |
Shane Walsh - Possible Father (Deceased)
Carl Grimes - Brother/Half-Brother
Lori Grimes - Mother (Deceased)
|First Appearance||"Killer Within"|
|Series lifespan||"Killer Within" to Present|
|Judith Grimes (TV Series) Gallery|
Adelaide and Eliza Cornwell Gallery
- "Just look at her and tell me the world isn't going to change."
- —Bob Stookey speaking to Rick Grimes about Judith[src]
Judith Grimes, also referred to as Judy, is the infant daughter of Lori Grimes. Due to the situation at her conception, Judith's biological father isn't definitely known; it could be either the series's main character Rick Grimes, or the former group leader Shane Walsh. Regardless of Judith's real father, Rick firmly told Shane that Lori's baby is his, being that Lori was his wife.
Judith Grimes is the second child born to Lori Grimes and the first infant depicted as having been born after the zombie apocalypse. As the only person so far to have no memories of a world without the horrors of the zombie apocalypse, their parents expressed hopes that she would not live in constant fear as they do and accept the post zombie world as the way things are without referencing the way things used to be.
It was a point of contention as to who is the baby's biological father. Lori had a very brief sexual liaison with Shane Walsh, Rick's best friend, inside the Atlanta camp prior to her discovering that Rick was still alive. This puts Shane into the right time frame for the baby's conception. Rick, however, was reunited with Lori not long after, so it is still entirely possible that he is indeed the baby's biological father. Rick has since forgiven Lori for her affair with Shane but forbids mention that he might not be the baby's biological father. As far as he's concerned, he loves his child, and the circumstances of its conception are completely irrelevant. It does show in Season 4 that Rick has taken on the fatherly role for her.
Judith was not immediately named upon her birth, and it took them several episodes to decide on "Judith", which was the name of Carl's third grade teacher. Before then, she was nick-named by Daryl Dixon "Lil' Ass Kicker".
Judith is successfully delivered via an emergency cesarean section by Maggie Greene, though this results in Lori's death due to blood loss and shock. Judith, when she first comes out of Lori, is silent. She is quickly awakened by a few quick, light slaps on the back from Maggie. Judith, her brother Carl, and Maggie exit the prison and Rick notices Maggie holding her without Lori present. He begins to sob over the loss of his wife.
It is revealed that the baby is a girl. Daryl, Maggie, and Glenn Rhee offer to retrieve formula so the baby will survive. Only Maggie and Daryl depart the prison and travel to a daycare center, where they discover formula as well as more needed baby supplies. When they come back, Daryl feeds the baby and asks Carl if he has decided on a name yet. Carl goes through girls' names from former survivors in the group. After that, Daryl jokingly suggests the name "Little Ass Kicker" and asks her how she would like that.
Rick first acknowledges her as his child to the first caller on the phone. He finally carries her after he returns to the group a second time.
Carl talks to Rick about the baby's name and Carl tells Rick about how Daryl calls her "Lil' Ass-Kicker", which Rick finds amusing. They finally decide on Judith, after Carl's 3rd grade teacher, Judith Mueller.
Judith briefly appears in this episode, being cradled by Beth Greene as Carol Peletier, Carl, and Axel look on. Axel uses Beth's good handling of Judith as an excuse to hit on her, which an anxious Carol pulls him aside and reprimands him for.
Judith appears in the episode being cared for by Beth while Rick, Michonne, Glenn, and Maggie are in Woodbury. Judith's cry appears to trigger Rick's psychosis. While Beth talks with Carol, Judith begins to cry again. Carol holds Judith before placing her in a box (a makeshift crib) with "Lil' Ass Kicker" written on the side.
Judith appears being fed by Maggie while Beth talks to her.
Judith is held by Carol and Andrea as both of them talk about what happened to the group and their future plans. In the ending, she appears again being carried by Rick, when talking to Daryl and Hershel Greene about Andrea and his plans to get more weapons for the confrontation with Woodbury.
Carol is seen putting Judith in her playpen during her last conversation with Merle Dixon.
Beth is seen holding Judith as the group prepares to defend the prison from the outside. During the attack, Judith is held by Beth, who is with Hershel and Carl hiding outside the prison in the woods. When they finally meet up with the rest of the group, inside the prison, Beth takes Judith to Rick so that he can kiss her on the forehead.
Judith appears in this episode. She looks more grown up, hinting that it has been a couple of months since she was born. It is shown that even if she isn't Rick's, he has adopted her as his own daughter.
Judith is shown with Rick at the beginning of the episode. Beth takes care of her while the zombies attack Cell Block D. Rick tells everyone they can't go near Judith because they could get her infected. Michonne seems bothered by her presence. Later, Judith vomits on Beth. In reaction, Beth asks Michonne to hold her, to which Michonne sternly replies "No", but she then gives in and takes her uneasily. After a few seconds of Beth being gone, Michonne breaks down emotionally and holds Judith close to her.
Beth is seen in the Administrative Building with Judith. She is holding Judith when Maggie walks in to talk with Beth. Later on, before going on the supply run, Daryl calls Judith the "Lil Asskicker" again.
Judith is carried out by the children of the prison but is left on the ground unsupervised. After Rick and Carl reunite at the prison courtyard, they find Judith's baby seat empty and bloody. However, Tyreese, Lizzie Samuels, and her sister Mika managed to save her. The reason for her baby carrier being bloody is unknown. Her desperate father and brother, though, assume she's dead.
Judith is seen in the arms of Tyreese after the attack, and she cannot stop crying. After Tyreese hears a scream from the railroad, he leaves her with Lizzie. Lizzie covers Judith's mouth to stop her from crying during a walker attack, and slips into a shell-shocked state and nearly suffocates the baby before saved by a newly returned Carol. Judith is last seen traveling with Tyreese, Carol, Lizzie and her sister along some railroad tracks.
Judith appears throughout the episode, often in the safety of either Tyreese or Carol in a baby carrier, which the two take turns wearing on their backs. While Tyreese and Carol are clearing out the cabin at the pecan grove, a walker suddenly falls over the first-storey railing of the house. Unable to kill it (because she believes it to still be "alive"), Lizzie freezes up in fear with Judith in her arms as it lunges quickly towards them along the ground; ultimately, it is shot in the head by Mika, saving Lizzie and Judith's lives. Later on, in order to prove to Tyreese and Carol that walkers aren't different from living people, Lizzie kills Mika by stabbing her, taking care to preserve her brain so she can "come back". She continues that she had intended to do the same thing to Judith before the two had arrived. However, Judith is seen off to the side of Mika's corpse, alive and lying on a blanket. Though saddened by Mika's death, Carol focuses on the situation at hand and dissuades Lizzie from harming Judith, on the grounds that Judith "can't walk yet" (and therefore wouldn't make a good 'Walker'), to which Lizzie agrees. Knowing that Lizzie is dangerous, Tyreese offers to leave with Judith and part ways with Carol, so that she may carry on with Lizzie. However, Carol disagrees with the idea, and later reluctantly kills Lizzie with the safety of the three of them in mind. After Lizzie and Mika are buried, Carol and Tyreese continue to proceed towards Terminus with Judith in the tow.
Judith appears in this episode via flashbacks from the prison, mostly seen being held by Beth. Judith first appears when Rick woke up from his sleep and Beth came in to his cell with Hershel to get Judith. Later on, Judith is seen held by Beth while watching Carl and Patrick rearranging blocks and guns. In the final flashback, Judith is seen sleeping while being held by Beth in the prison yard.
Judith appears in this episode, still in the care of Tyreese and Carol. As Carol, Judith, and Tyreese approach another Terminus sign, a walker appears at their back, which makes Judith cry. Carol quickly dispatches the walker just in time to notice that a large herd is heading their way. Tyreese, now carrying Judith, and Carol hide in the woods so as not to attract the herd's attention. Just when things start to turn to a bad situation for them, gunfire is heard, attracting the walkers and leading them away from the group. After taking a small cabin from a Terminant named Martin, Carol leaves Judith with Tyreese to rescue the others. Afterwards, Martin tells Tyreese that either he dies, Tyreese dies, or the baby dies if Carol does not return. Tyreese negates this saying that "nobody is gonna die today". Three walkers come out from the woods and distract Tyreese which Martin uses to his advantages. He jumps up and grabs Judith's head and threatens to kill her if Tyreese doesn't go outside where the walkers are waiting. After a brief struggle, Tyreese returns and severely beats Martin, saving Judith. After rescuing the others, Carol brings Rick and Carl back to the cabin, where they reunite with Judith, joyfully hugging her. She is last seen being carried by Carol as the group leaves the site of Terminus and to an unknown location, a place Rick says that is 'somewhere far' from the now overrun and ransacked Terminus.
Rick's group continue on their journey away from Terminus when they come across Father Gabriel Stokes, whom they save from a group of walkers. He takes the survivors back to his church, where they plan to stay for a while as they stock up on supplies. After scavenging the nearby area, the group enjoy a feast and Rick uses the time to spend with Judith. Abraham Ford makes a speech, where he talks about his desire for Rick's group to join him and Rosita Espinosa on their mission to escort Eugene Porter to Washington, D.C.. Judith makes a noise during his speech and Rick takes this as her consent, lightheartedly saying that if Judith's in, then he is, too.
When various members of the group go missing, several survivors go out to search for them. They eventually find Bob Stookey, who was kidnapped by Gareth and the other surviving residents of Terminus. Rick leads a group out to confront Gareth and deal with them, while several others stay behind, Judith among them, who is being cared for by Tyreese. After Rick's group leaves, the Hunters turn up and break into the church. Judith cries and gives away the groups hiding place, but before Gareth and his people can do anything, they're captured and slaughtered by Rick and the others, who came back.
The following morning, the group say their goodbyes to Bob, who is dying of a bite in his shoulder. Judith sits on Rick's lap as he has one final talk with Bob, where he thanks Rick for taking him in at the prison and advises him that the nightmare will end, but it doesn't have to end who they are. He tells Rick to look at Judith and see for himself that the world will someday change. He passes away shortly after.
When Daryl returns from Atlanta with the news that Carol and Beth are being held in a hospital, Rick and several others prepare to go on a mission to save them, but they fortify the church before they leave. Rick holds Judith and gives her a kiss, before handing her to Michonne, who is staying behind with Carl and Gabriel. Judith begins to cry as Rick leaves and Carl strengthens the front door.
Unbeknownst to Michonne and Carl, Gabriel sneaks out of the church shortly after.
Gabriel returns to the church after sneaking out and begs to be let inside as a herd of walkers are after him. Carl lets him in, but the walkers pour inside. Michonne attempts to hold them off, but there are too many, leaving them with no choice but to escape and abandon the church, with Carl holding Judith. They circle round to the front and shut the walkers inside.
Just as the front door begins to give way, Abraham and his group, who left a few days previously, return with a fire truck and block the door, preventing the walkers from escaping. The group reunite and Michonne reveals to an elated Maggie that Beth is still alive, and that Rick and the others have gone to rescue her. They all decide to go to Atlanta to help out.
Judith is presumably with Carl in the firetruck as the group arrive at the hospital, where they reunite with Rick and the others and Maggie breaks down into tears upon seeing Daryl carrying Beth's corpse.
She appears in this episode through a hallucination Tyreese has.
The group take turns carrying Judith throughout their walk, especially Carl and Rick. When they reach the barn, they keep Judith close. When walkers attack, Carl puts her on the ground and then goes to help. The next morning when Maggie wakes up, she sees Judith awake in Rick's arms whilst he sleeps.
Judith is crying due to hunger when Aaron suggests the applesauce he has bought with him. Rick is not sure it isn't poisoned and feeds it to Aaron and himself first. She rides in the RV during the first leg of their journey to Alexandria, then rides in the car with Carl, Michonne and Rick during the seondd leg. Rick picks her up and starts walking towards the gate.
Rick holds Judith whilst entering the zone. There is a cot in their new house for her. During Carl's interview with Deanna Monroe, he holds Judith. The next day he takes her for a walk in a pram, chatting with two elderly residents.
Judith is seen being taken to Deanna's house party. She is held by Jessie Anderson at one point and when she attempts to pass her back to Rick, he kisses Jessie on the cheek.
Judith is briefly seen on the screen of her baby monitor in the kitchen while Carol makes the casserole for the Monroe family, as they mourn Aiden.
Judith is briefly seen being carried by Carl inside the garage at their house, while her older brother is playfully showing her around.
Judith will appear in this season.
This list shows the victims Judith has killed:
- Lori Grimes (Indirectly Caused)
- Robert Kirkman stated: "If you've watched this show, it's definitely much more likely that it is Shane's baby, but you never really know."
- Judith is, so far, one of the only five known characters to be played by many different actresses, the others being Michonne, Hannah (Webisodes), Mike, and Terry.
- On Talking Dead, it is revealed Judith has 5 different sets of twin actors, plus a stunt doll for when the scenes were considered too unsafe for her actress. This means she has 10 actors, the most of any character.
- Judith, despite being uncredited in every appearance, is the character with the most appearances outside the series regulars.
- ↑ http://www.penderthurston.com/main.asp?SectionID=5&SubSectionID=23&ArticleID=1027
- ↑ http://ask.fm/ChairHandler1/answer/114556293282
- ↑ Natalie Abrams, The Walking Dead Bosses on Two Big Deaths: "It Was Not an Easy Decision", TV Guide, (November 4, 2012).