Louise "Lou" Bush is a neighbor of the Greene family. She has a farm near them and worked at the bar in town. She is discovered and captured by Hershel GreeneJimmy, and Rick Grimes during the Season 2 episode, "Pretty Much Dead Already".


Greene Family Farm

Louise Bush was a neighbor who knew the Greene family well. She owned a farm up the road from Hershel's farm, where she grew mostly sweet corn. She also worked at the nearby bar, The Carriage Bar, on the weekends. At some point during the breakout, she became infected, died, reanimated as a walker, and wandered onto Hershel's farm.


Season 2

"Pretty Much Dead Already"

Jimmy found Louise and another walker stuck in the mud of a creekbed, so he, Hershel, and Rick captured the pair with snare poles and brought them to just outside of the barn, where Hershel had kept numerous other walkers that had been captured in the same manner. However, the Atlanta survivors soon then shot and killed all of the walkers, including Louise, who was used as an example by Shane Walsh to prove to Hershel that the walkers are not living beings. Shane shot Louise eight times in the chest to prove his point before shooting her in the head.


Louise's body was seen at the beginning of the episode lying dead on the ground. Later, her corpse was burned with all of the other walker remains in a big gasoline-soaked pile.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Louise has killed:


Killed By

  • Unknown Cause (Alive)

Her initial cause of death is unknown. Once reanimated, she wanders around until she gets stuck in a muddy creekbed, where she was found by Jimmy, and then captured by Jimmy, Rick, and Hershel.

While Hershel had her confined within the noose of a snare pole and headed for the walker pen in his barn, Louise was shot in the chest multiple times by Shane as a demonstration to Hershel that walkers were not living people. Shane then shot her in the head to prove to Hershel that as a walker, she was dangerous and needed to be put down.


TV Series

Season 2


  • The actors who portray the zombified Louise Bush and Doug are real life father and daughter stunt performers.
TV Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlJudithLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesMirandaLouisElizaGlennAndrea
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelGilbertJorge
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
Dave & Tony's Group NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneAndreMikeTerry
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonOwenErynKarenGregMiltonStevensRowanEileenBettyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTimEmily
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Military Personnel WilsonBradySeanFranklinWellesCallaway
Prison Newcomers BobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioHenryNoris
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabrielAbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronEricEnidBobTobinKentBarbaraBruceFrancineScottAnnaMikeyHeathSpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaRonJessieSamDavidBetsyNicholasTommyAnnieWillSturgessBarnesRichardsHollyMichaelStacyBobbyNatalieErinShellyCarterPeteRegAiden
The Wolves OwenAphid
Hilltop Colony PaulBertieWesleyHarlanFreddieKalEduardoGregoryCrystalAndyCraigEthan
The Saviors DwightSimonNeganKenoGavinJaredLauraAratGaryAmberTanyaFrankieMarkSherryWadeCamRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanMilesJiroPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTinaGordon
The Kingdom DanielColtonEzekielJerryDianneAlvaroKevinHenryJennyNabilaRichardBenjamin
Oceanside CyndieRachelBeatriceNataniaKathy
The Scavengers TamielJadisBrionFarronWinslow
Miscellaneous Survivors EastmanSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals ShivaNellyTabithaButtonsDukeFlameViolet
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneHannahSummerEddie
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.