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|Actor||Audrey Marie Anderson|
|Age||Mid to late 30s|
|Family||David - Father (Deceased)|
Tara - Sister
Meghan - Daughter (Deceased)
Philip - Former Boyfriend (Deceased)
|First Appearance||"Live Bait"|
|Last Appearance||"Too Far Gone"|
|Death Episode||"Inmates" (Confirmed Fate)|
|Cause of Death||Devoured by walkers or suicide|
|Series lifespan||"Live Bait" to "Too Far Gone"|
|Lilly Chambler Gallery|
Audrey Marie Anderson Gallery
- "I said we didn't have to fight for another place."
- —Lilly to Philip regarding his decision to attack the prison.[src]
Lilly was a soft-spoken woman who looked out for the best interests of her family. She was seemingly oblivious to the grim realities of the outside world, and as such, lacked the necessary skills to survive.
Lilly worked as a nurse, having specialized in oncology For years she had been married to a man with whom she had a daughter named Meghan. Three and a half years prior to the outbreak, her husband abandoned their family. Around this same time, Lilly's father, David, was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
During the initial stages of the outbreak, Lilly hid out with Meghan, David, and her younger sister, Tara, in her apartment complex. They relied primarily on one of the food trucks that David had driven for a living. For about a year the family spent their days in the apartment, relying on candles for lighting and making the most out of their circumstances. While Lilly continually watched over Meghan and ailing David, Tara continually cleared their area of walkers. At some point, Meghan stopped talking, possibly from the horrors she might have witnessed. The family played board games to try to make her feel better and get her talking again.
Lilly is first seen in her apartment with Tara, Meghan, and David. She is immediately cautious of Philip and doesn't hesitate to collect his weapons after he relinquishes them to her. Lilly introduces her family to Philip. After a while Lilly offers Philip food and later on finds out he 'had' a family. Lilly helps Philip with burying her dad who Philip killed after he died from cancer and reanimated. After that, they went on the road with Meghan and Tara. Later on Philip and Lilly have sexual intercourse in the van. After the van breaks down, they run into walkers coming from a turn on the road. Tara falls and sprains her ankle. Lilly helps her up and the two stumble into the woods with Philip and Meghan. They get separated from Philip and Meghan in the woods.
Lilly joins Martinez' camp after he finds Philip and her family in a forest near the camp. Lilly sets up a Nurse Station for the camp. She is convinced by Philip to leave the group with her family and Alisha, told that it's not safe there, but returns after they find a group of walkers trapped in the mud. She is present when the group discuss about the camp's leadership after Martinez' death and when a walker sneaks inside the camp and grab Meghan's leg.
Lilly is initially against Philip trying to take over the prison, but finally she seems to have accepted it reluctantly. In order to keep her and Meghan safe, Philip settles them along a river (which walkers cannot cross). When a walker attempts to cross the river, Lilly is alerted of it and is distracted away from Meghan calling her. Simultaneously, Meghan is playing with a puddle of mud, but is bitten on the shoulder arm by a walker buried in the mudslide. A grievous Lilly rushes down towards Meghan and kills the walker, but it is too late to save Meghan.
Later, during the prison assault, Lilly comes to the prison in a car and exits, holding Meghan's corpse in her arms. Philip then shoots Meghan in head to prevent her from reanimating. After the assault ends, Michonne stabs Philip in the back and leaves him bleeding to death. When a dying Philip is lying in the grass, Lilly walks up to him and shoots him in the head.
Lilly does not appear in this episode.
Glenn finds Lilly's sister, Tara, and she tells him that she watched Lilly die as she was swarmed by walkers in the courtyard after shooting the Governor. She mentions that she had a loaded weapon, so it is possible that she allowed herself to be killed.
This list shows the victims Lilly has killed:
Though it is not seen directly, Tara tells Glenn she was surrounded and killed by walkers in the courtyard.
- "Dad, your oxygen tank. Do you not see that red sticker? I'll be damned if a Merit Ultra Menthol is gonna blow this place up after all the work we've done to stay alive up here, okay?"
- —Lilly to David.[src]
Lilly loved her father and protected him during the days of the apocalypse. She also saw her father's welfare as being integral to her daughter's well-being, as evidenced by speculating that Meghan's lack of appetite was due to terror over the prospect of her grandfather dying and relating that only he could put a smile on Meghan's face when convincing Philip to retrieve oxygen tanks for her father from a nearby nursing home. Lilly was saddened of her father's death, but eventually moved on.
- "She didn't eat, again. She's not picky, she's terrified."
- —Lilly to Tara about Meghan.[src]
Lilly completely loves her daughter Meghan and does whatever is necessary to protect her in a post-apocalyptic world. Lilly constantly cares and worries for Meghan's quiet condition, and feels that she is scared of the state of the world they are living in. Lilly strengthens her resolve and is determined to keep Meghan safe, no matter what. Lilly was devastated of Meghan's death, and felt that she couldn't protect her own daughter, which ultimately led to her suicide.
- "All I saw was my sister in that field. She wasn't supposed to be there. She had a gun, but they just...swarmed her."
- —Tara to Glenn about her sister.[src]
Lilly is Tara's sister and they are shown to clash due to their differing personalities. Lilly often appears to scold Tara on her use of swear words in front of Meghan and her attitude towards "Brian". Despite this, Lilly and Tara had a sisterly relationship and clearly loved each other. It is clear that Tara trusts her sister with knowledge of her sexual orientation and other details of her private life. After Tara sprained her leg Lilly offered to look after her. Tara is clearly saddened at the loss of her sister and shuts down after watching her die.
- "I saw the picture, Brian. You had a family - I know that, and I know we're not them. But for now you're stuck with us."
- —Lilly to Philip.[src]
Lilly is initially wary of Philip, but after the man helps her family several times, she seems to be grateful and grows fond of him. He's the one who reveals to her that everyone is infected and it takes brain damage to kill the walkers. She insists that he allow her family to travel with him after David's tragic death. In the truck at night, she starts a sexual relationship with Philip.
Later, when Philip leads an assault on the prison, Lilly shows up with Meghan, who was bitten after Philip settled them to a riverside by a walker buried in a mudslide. Phillip shoots Meghan in the head, in order to prevent her reanimation. After the brutal onslaught ensued leaving many dead, Lilly found Philip lying in the grass after he was stabbed and left bleeding to death by Michonne. She then shoots Philip with his own gun, ending his reign of terror.
- "You've done all right here. I mean this camp. It's the first time I've felt safe since all this started."
- —Lilly to Martinez.[src]
Initially, Martinez was surprised to see Lilly and her family with "Brian," but he agreed to let them join the camp. He seemed to have a friendly, mutually respectful relationship with Lilly. As the group bonded over drinks, she praised him for the safe life he'd helped create for the people around him. Phillip's unnerved reaction to their conversation suggests this may have been one of the factors leading to his murder of Martinez later that day.
- The casting call for this character used the name Laura.
- Lilly Chambler is based off of two separate characters from The Walking Dead universe. The first is a character in the novel, Rise of the Governor, April Chalmers. The second is Lilly Caul, a character from the comic series.
- She kills The Governor in the mid-season finale of Season 4, just like Lilly Caul did in Issue 48 of the Comics.
- Kirkman revealed that Lilly killed The Governor out of vengeance rather than pity.
- Lilly is the fourth mother in the series to outlive her child, the first being Michonne, the second being Carol Peletier, and the third being the Crying Mom.