|Age||Unspecified; early to mid 40's|
|First Appearance||"Days Gone Bye"|
|Last Appearance||"Days Gone Bye"|
|Series lifespan||"Days Gone Bye" to Current|
|Morgan Jones Gallery|
Lennie James Gallery
- For the comic book character, see Morgan Jones (Comic Series).
Morgan Jones evacuated with his wife Jenny, and his son Duane prior to the outbreak. Their plan was to head for Atlanta in search of military protection. On route, Jenny was attacked by a walker, forcing the family to seek refuge in Rick Grimes' hometown of King County, Georgia.
Fiercely protective, Morgan Jones barricaded himself and his son in a house in Rick's neighborhood. Though his wife, Jenny, died, he decided to let her go outside instead of putting her down.Despite the dire conditions, Morgan still endeavored to create normalcy for Duane; such as correcting his son's grammar, and engaging in mealtime prayers. But both remained haunted by the loss of Jenny, whom returns to the house regularly as a walker. Morgan and his son Duane first encountered Rick Grimes outside his house in King County, Georgia. Duane knocked the unsuspecting survivor in the back of the head with a shovel, as he and his father assumed that he was another walker. When he heard Rick speak, Morgan realized he wasn't and he brought Rick into their hideout.
Upon Rick's awakening, Morgan interrogated Rick upon the cause of his wounds before the two's friendship could thoroughly take place. On learning that Rick had been in a coma, Morgan brought him up to speed on the current events as best as he could, introducing the previously confused Rick to the reality of the epidemic upon the country. He also told Rick that the government was gathering people in the major cities, giving Rick the idea to continue to Atlanta to try and find Lori Grimes and Carl Grimes. Rick then thought of traveling to the King County Sheriff's Department, which Rick still had the keys for, to gather supplies.
Morgan drove him over and Rick provided the pair with weapons and other supplies in exchange for their kindness and help. He rejected Rick's offer to join him on his way to Atlanta, but tells Rick that he will join up with him in a few days; with the excuse that Duane can learn to shoot in the interim. Rick gives him a walkie-talkie, and tells him to radio him in when he approaches Atlanta so they can meet up.
On returning to the house, Morgan tells Duane to read his comic books before heading upstairs. He goes through the photo albums Jenny brought with them, selects a picture of her and sticks it to the window frame. He aims his rifle, and after shooting a couple of zombies to lure his wife out, he trains his gun on his undead wife; yet cannot bring himself to kill her. He attempts several more times, yet each failed in kind. Morgan and Duane's whereabouts are currently unknown.
Rick later tries to contact Morgan via walkie-talkie and lets him know that he and a group of survivors are leaving and heading to the CDC, in the hopes of finding a cure.
At the beginning of the episode, Rick speaks into his walkie-talkie, announcing that he and his group are abandoning Atlanta and that the CDC is gone. The group is heading to Fort Benning instead. Although he speaks into the walkie-talkie several minutes, his message is never replied to. This is the last time Rick tries to contact Morgan for the rest of the season.
This list shows the people Morgan has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies.
- "What Lies Ahead" (Mentioned)
Morgan is Duane's father and loves him very much. During the episode, "Days Gone Bye", Morgan is often seen taking good care of Duane such as hugging him when scared. At one point, Morgan corrects Duane's grammar suggesting he doesn't like hearing improper grammar.
Morgan was Jenny's husband and loved her very much. When the outbreak started and Jenny reanimated, Morgan never had the ability to kill her because he loved her so much. Eventually after getting a sniper rifle, Morgan places a picture of a living Jenny on the window and kills all the walkers on the street, but his wife. Moments later he begins to cry.
Morgan and Rick have any interesting introduction to each other. Since Rick just left the hospital and was weak, Morgan mistook him for a walker and Duane knocks him out. Rick wakes up tied to a bed and is questioned. After Morgan learns that Rick wasn't bitten, Morgan offers shelter to Rick and food. The next day, Rick takes Morgan and Duane to the police station for guns and hot shower. Once Morgan and Duane grab the weapons, Rick gives them a free vehicle and Morgan says Rick is a good man and wishes him the best of luck.
- So far, Morgan is the true equivalent of his novel counterpart. Instead of Jenny being the zombie he had trouble with killing, it was Duane. Jenny was never featured, for she was long deceased.
- Glen Mazzara stated on his twitter account that Morgan and Duane would one day return, yet their whereabouts are currently unknown.
- Lennie James, the actor who plays Morgan, has confirmed that he has talked about returning to The Walking Dead. He said that there is a possibility of him returning, depending on if he is free at the time.
- ↑ 'Lennie James confirms 'Walking Dead' return talks' Digital Spy (June 20th, 2012).