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  Mary B.
Season five mary
Actor Denise Crosby
Gender Female
Hair Brown
Age Late 40's to early 50's
Occupation Unknown
Family Gareth - Son (Deceased)
Alex - Son (Deceased)
First Appearance "Us"
Last Appearance "No Sanctuary"
Death Episode "No Sanctuary"
Cause of Death Shot in the leg by Carol and then devoured by oncoming walkers.
Status Dead
Series lifespan "Us" to "No Sanctuary"
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
Mary Death1
Mary is left for walkers by Carol.
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Denise Crosby Gallery
"The signs.. they were real, it was a sanctuary. People came and took this place. And they raped, and they killed. They laughed.. over weeks, but we got out, and we fought and we got it back! And we heard the message! You're the butcher.. or you're the cattle."
—Mary to Carol.[src]

Mary is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is a resident of Terminus, and is the mother of the Terminus leader Gareth, and his brother Alex.

Pre-Apocalypse

Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Mary's life before the outbreak or as the outbreak began except that she had at least two children, Gareth and Alex.

Post-Apocalypse

Sometime during the apocalypse, Mary is implied to have started Terminus with her sons, to which it was originally an actual sanctuary for survivors. However, she and the other Terminus residents were eventually attacked by a violent group of men who, for unspecified reasons, killed some of the residents while at the same time imprisoning the others and raping the women, including Mary. After weeks of imprisonment however, Mary and the others somehow turned the tables on their attackers and overpowered them, reclaiming Terminus, but their trauma at the hands of the rapists dangerously twisted all of their minds. They killed all of the rapists (most likely after torturing them) except for the leader who they mentally (and presumably physically) tortured into insanity by locking him in a train car permanently and leaving him to rot. However, the residents decided as a result of all this that there was no good left in the world and decided that by being good people, they were making themselves vulnerable. Hence their decision to begin cannibalizing survivors who arrived for sanctuary.

Season 4

"Us"

After Glenn, Maggie, Bob, Tara, Sasha, Abraham, Eugene, and Rosita arrive in Terminus, they encounter Mary with her back turned to them as she tends to a grill with large slabs of meat. She welcomes them and offers them a meal.

"A"

In this episode, it was revealed that Mary is a high-ranking member of Terminus. Mary and the others of the community offer Rick, Carl, Daryl, and Michonne a meal, which she is currently cooking. However, Rick realizes that the attire of some of the residents belonged to Maggie and Glenn. He is also seen to focus on Alex's pocket.

Rick quickly reaches into his pocket to pull out Glenn's pocket watch, which was given to him by Hershel. Rick holds a gun to Alex's head, interrogating him on where they'd gotten the possessions. On Gareth's cue, his men begin to fire upon them and one bullet accidentally hits and kills Alex. Mary runs away as the battle begins.

Season 5

"No Sanctuary"

Mary is first seen in a flashback along with Gareth and Alex as they sit inside of a boxcar, revealing that the three were in a predicament similar to Rick's group until they took back Terminus from their attackers. 

Mary next can then be seen at the fence through Carol's gun scope, killing walkers when a herd approaches. Mary and the others flee from the fence, seeing the herd, and Carol destroys the large propane tank, destroying part of the fence to allow the herd to infiltrate the facility.

Mary finds Carol inside of the room with candles, ordering her to turn around and drop her weapons. Carol quickly counters, leaving Mary to duck her bullets. The two struggle, and Carol comes out on top. Carol holds Mary at gunpoint, demanding to know where the group is holding Rick and the others. Mary explains that Terminus originally was a sanctuary, but it became a place where they would lure people to take their possessions and ultimately, eat them. Carol asks Mary again where Rick and the others are, and when Mary doesn't cooperate, she shoots her in the leg. Mary then tells Carol that she could've been a resident of Terminus, to which Carol responds that she could never be like that. Instead of killing her, Carol opens up the door to the outside, allowing a group of walkers to come inside to devour the crippled Mary. 

In a second flashback, we see Mary being put back in the boxcar with Gareth and Alex. It is implied Mary was raped by the men who had overtaken Terminus.

"Four Walls and a Roof"

Mary is mentioned by Gareth to Bob when he says that he was trying to nab Carol ("the grey haired queen bitch") who killed his mother.

"Coda"

Gabriel Stokes finds Mary's Bible among Gareth's possessions. This also reveals that her last initial was "B."

Killed Victims

This is a list of victims that Mary has killed:

  • Numerous counts of zombies and possibly unnamed people.

Death

Killed By

Carol shot Mary in the leg and then opened a door to let in walkers to eat her alive.

Relationships

Gareth

Mary is Gareth's mom and they seem to care a lot about each other, specifically during the time they were captive inside the train car.

Alex

"Mom, mom, it's okay - it's okay!"
—Alex trying to calm down his mother after being tortured by the Terminus' assailants.[src]

Mary is Alex's mom and they seem to have a stable relationship. Oddly enough, Alex referred to her as "Mary" instead of mom while asking her to make plates for the survivors. Mary doesn't show sadness when Alex is killed and is seen killing walkers at the fence shortly afterwards without a hint of emotion or distraught. She also didn't object to having her son's corpse dissected for food.

Appearances

TV Series

Season 4

Season 5

Trivia

  • In the episode "Claimed", a painting marked with blood that Michonne finds closely resembles Mary.
  • Mary is the only named Terminant to have more appearances in Season 4 than in Season 5.
TV Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlJudithLori
Sheriff's Department LambertShaneLeon
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp GlennCarolDarylMoralesMirandaLouisElizaAndrea
MerleTheodoreDaleSophiaJacquiAmyEdJim
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelAbuelaGilbertJorge
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelJosephineAnnetteShawnArnold
JimmyPatriciaOtisLaceyDuncan
Dave and Tony's Group NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneAndreMikeTerry
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertKarenMilton
PennyFoster HaleyPaulMichaelRichardJodyTim
CrowleyGargulioWarrenStevensRowanEileenNoahJacobsonOwenErynThomasEricBettyGreg
Military Personnel SeanFranklinBradWilsonCallawayWelles
Prison Newcomers TyreeseSashaBobLizzieMikaLukeMollyJulioChloe
CalebNorisHenryDavidRichardsCharlieRyanBecky
PatrickZachAllenBenDonna
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group MitchAlishaRossPete
Ford Family AbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
Post-Prison Survivors RositaEugeneGabriel
The Claimers JoeTonyHarleyDanBillyLouLen
Terminus GarethAlbertMartinMikeGregTheresaMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenShepherdLicariNoahPercyBelloTanakaAlvaradoDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Miscellaneous Survivors SamanthaPaulaSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals NellyFlameViolet
Walkers HannahSummerWayneLouiseDougErinNick
TonyBillJoe Sr.Eddie
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