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Little is known about Patricia's life before or as the outbreak began. At some point, she and Otis dated and eventually got married. They both presumably lived nearby the Greene family (or possibly in the farmhouse itself with Hershel and his family) and when Otis was hired as their ranch foreman, she assisted him with his duties around the farm, and assisted Hershel Greene as his veterinary assistant. During this time, she befriended the Greene family and became an unofficial family member.
As the apocalypse broke out and everyone around their town was dying, the two of them decided to stay at the farm. While there, she continued to perform duties such as caring for the farm animals and helping Hershel with his veterinary work.
Patricia joins Hershel and the rest of his family outside to meet Rick Grimes and is shocked to hear her husband shot Rick's son Carl. Hershel tells her he needs his full kit, so she assists him with Carl's operation by retrieving his medical kit and passing him his stethoscope. She tells Rick to step back while she works and proceeds to set up an I.V for Carl. When Otis returns, she listens to Hershel talk about Carl's condition and she comforts Otis by hugging him when he claims he never saw Carl before he shot him. Later she restrains Carl when he is screaming during Hershel's surgery, and draws blood from Rick in order to help Carl. Afterwards she helps Hershel with Carl after he has stabilised Carl's blood pressure. When Rick nearly collapses from his blood transfusions, Patricia helps him up. She shows great concern over Otis' well-being, and demands that he not risk his life going to the high school with Shane Walsh to retrieve medical equipment, but Otis convinces her it's his duty. She goes outside to see Otis off and is in tears when she has to say her goodbyes to him and gives him a hug and a kiss before watching Rick give him his gun, then he leaves. She then watches him drive away and is anxious for his return back as she shakes her head as she still thinks it's too dangerous to go. She then attends to Carl and Rick again after another blood transfusion when Lori arrives, and then takes the equipment away.
She remains by Carl's bedside while waiting for Shane and her husband to return. She later sews T-Dog's arm with the help of Daryl Dixon's drugs (Merle's doxycycline) given to her by Glenn Rhee and tells T-Dog how lucky he is because his injury couldn't have gone untreated much longer. She jokes that Merle Dixon's "clap" (venereal disease) was the best thing that could have happened to him. Later Patricia prepares for emergency surgery on Carl by getting the trolley, equipment and lighting ready, but Shane arrives back at the farm with the supplies and Hershel tells her to stay with Carl while they go outside and Shane tells them of Otis's death. Hershel says that he will break the news to Patricia after they operate on Carl as he needs Patricia to be focused. Patricia is deeply distraught upon learning of Otis's death and is comforted by Hershel and Rick as she falls in tears and sits at the table. Her weeps and cries upset Lori and then haunt Shane as he watches her fall in tears in the kitchen.
She joins everybody outside the house as both groups of survivors gather outside. She seems upset as Rick says Carl's gunshot was just a "stupid accident" After, she and everyone go to Otis's funeral. She pleads with Shane to tell her about Otis's last moments hoping that he did not die in vain, and she needed to know what happened. Shane comforts her and delivers his version of the eulogy to the group. Patricia seems to find some comfort from knowing his death had meaning in that he saved two lives (Shane and Carl). Although Otis was murdered by Shane, Patricia never learns this and the rest of the group are also unaware of this and believe his story.
She is seen helping Rick's wife Lori, Carol Peletier, and Hershel's younger daughter Beth prepare for the dinner the women want to make. Carol thanks Patricia for allowing their group into her home (although technically it isn't her family home). She runs outside the house with everybody else to see why there was gunfire (Andrea shooting Daryl) After, she is seen at the dinner table sitting next to Hershel and Andrea with everyone else quietly eating, however, when Glenn mentions if anyone knew how to play the guitar, Patricia reveals that Otis played the guitar, and Hershel replies that he was very good too, which makes an awkward atmosphere at the dinner table. She seems disturbed by it as it brings up memories of Otis and she stops eating. Patricia sits at the dinner table next to Hershel, which shows that she is well respected and an equal to Hershel as they are both older than the rest of the Greene Farm residents who, along with Glenn, are seated away from the main table at the "children's table".
Patricia gets into the chicken coop, and overhears Lori and Carl joking around as they feed the chickens. She then leaves the coop and grabs a chicken and takes it to the shed to breaks its legs, after making sure that Lori and Carl outside couldn't hear by looking through a peephole in the shed wall. She then has several chickens in a sack on a wheelbarrow and takes them down to the barn, pausing momentarily to see Hershel's missing horse Nelly return. She feeds the chickens live to the walkers in the barn, looking horrified and disgusted at how ravenous they are. Later, she and Beth approach Rick and Shane and say that they would like to join them for gun training. Patricia says Otis was the only person on the farm who knew about guns, and now that he's dead they need to know how to defend themselves. Rick says he first has to ask Hershel for his approval. Beth's boyfriend Jimmy takes Patricia and Beth in Otis' blue wagon to the shooting range where Patricia is seen shooting a bottle while Rick and Shane walk by impressed, and watches everyone else, smiling, implying she's enjoying the session.
She and Carl play checkers or chess on the porch with Beth, and then watch quietly at the bickering between Shane and everyone else over the barn walkers. She runs along with everyone else to the barn and hears Shane tell everyone how the walkers are not humans anymore and they killed Otis. She is in horror when the walkers are let out of the barn and killed with shots to the head. Patricia stands quietly next to the devastated Greene family, who have to witness their walker family and friends being put down.
Patricia watches horrified at Beth being attacked by her walker mother Annette and assists Beth and leads her back to the house afterwards. She can be seen looking disgusted at Shane's accusations that they all knew about Sophia Peletier being in the barn and comforts Beth with a hug before helping her into the house. Later she attends the funeral for Annette, Shawn, and Sophia and is seen assisting Beth after she had gone into shock in the guest bedroom.
Patricia serves a bowl of vegetables for dinner to everyone and tells Shane "You're welcome" after he thanks her for dinner but immediately tells him that there's "No cussing in the house", angrily scolding him in front of everybody after he nearly swears in a conversation with Carl, to which he apologises to her, embarrassed. She, along with a few others, greet Lori after Shane brings her back to the house after her car accident where she along with the others learn that Lori is pregnant. The next morning she is taking care of Beth and awaiting for Hershel's arrival back at the farm and claims that Beth is dehydrated. She tells Andrea that she will try her best to help by setting up an I.V for Beth, but that she can't do much without Hershel's help. When Hershel returns, he tells Patricia to set up the shed for emergency surgery. She gets Jimmy to stop staring at the prisoner by getting him to come inside. She is then seen with everybody else at the table discussing what should be done with the prisoner, and then leaves after they have finished.
Patricia can be first seen helping Hershel and Jimmy in a field with the cows. Later she is with the group talking on what to do with the survivor held hostage. She is initially sitting at the start of the discussion but stands to say to Rick that if they are to go through with executing him, how would it be done and would he suffer. When asked to make a final decision, she along with Maggie stay quiet and sit down. Later on at night, she is out in the field with the others when Dale Horvath is attacked by a walker and holds onto Maggie's hand while visibly crying before he is killed.
Patricia is seen briefly at Dale's funeral, and then again later when she brings a basket of eggs to the house while passing Jimmy and Beth barricading the windows on the porch. She is not present when the group move their things into the house, nor when they discover that Randall is missing, and is most likely doing chores in the house or around the farm.
Patricia is first seen in the house with everyone waiting for news of Randall's escape. She asks if he is back in the shed and suggests that Randall must have "fought back" when Daryl says that Randall was dead and a walker but wasn't bit. When the walkers invaded the farm, Hershel told Patricia to turn off the lights in the house so that they would be harder to find. When she has finished Beth tells her that the barn is on fire, to which Patricia says Rick most likely set it to draw them inside. She then tells a panicked and distressed Lori that Carl may be in the barn and set the fire. Once Carol calls her and Beth out of the house because they have to leave, Patricia attempts to flee with Lori, Beth, and Carol while holding onto Beth's hand. But before she could make it to the car, she was clotheslined by a walker that was out of her line of sight behind a car, hidden between the car and a tree and bitten in the neck while another bites her arm and more walkers came and devoured her from other areas of her body. All this time Beth is holding her hand, until Lori eventually pulls her away and they escape - all the while Patricia perishes as the walkers devour her. Later Maggie mentions her to Glenn when asking him if her family and friends have survived. When everyone meets up on the highway and talk of who they've lost, Hershel asks what has happened to her; Beth tearfully tells him her fate.
As Patricia attempted to escape to the car with Lori, Beth, and Carol, a walker grabbed her from behind a car, hidden between the car and a tree and bit her on the neck. She was in terrible pain and was being held down by the walker, and was soon grabbed by other walkers who proceeded to bite her on the arm and other areas of her body. She screamed as blood flowed from her neck and jugular veins, meaning she would die anyway of blood loss even if she was pulled away from them, but Beth, who was holding onto her, was not willing to let her go and tried pulling her to safety. Lori pulled Beth away and Patricia was then pulled to the ground by the walkers, screaming in agony as she was eaten alive. It is unknown if there was enough of her left to reanimate.
This list shows the victims Patricia has killed:
- Numerous chickens (Caused)
- Possibly a few zombies.
- "I never saw him, not until he was on the ground."
- —Otis telling Patricia that shooting Carl was an accident[src]
Otis and Patricia were married (as seen with their wedding rings) and loved each other deeply. Otis told Patricia he had to go and help get the medical equipment with Shane for Carl since it was his fault he got shot in "Bloodletting", and affectionately called her "Honey". When Otis left, she hugged and kissed him and was upset, not wanting him to go. While Otis was gone, Patricia worried about him. When Shane came back and told Hershel Otis was dead, Hershel told Shane that he would tell Patricia after she helps Carl because he needed her help in "Save the Last One". After Carl was patched up Rick and Hershel told Patricia the news and she burst into tears. The next day at Otis' funeral. Patricia asked Shane to say some words since he was the last person with Otis. She was seen crying at the funeral in "Cherokee Rose". Since his death she seemed to have recovered from her loss, but still appeared as a depressed widow who didn't socialise much with the group. Patricia never learned of the true nature of her husbands death.
- "We say nothing to Patricia, not till after, I need her!"
- —Hershel to the group when they find out about the death of Otis[src]
Patricia was Hershel's veterinary assistant and close friend. She often assisted him in medical circumstances, such as with his successful operation on Carl, and later when she gets equipment ready for Hershel's operation on Randall. Hershel respects her but still tends to treat her as his employee when he orders her to prepare for emergency surgery one time, and often gives her orders, however this is because he trusts her with what he needs done. He is concerned on Patricia's whereabouts in "Beside the Dying Fire" when she is not seen at the Highway, and is disheartened when he learns of her demise.
Patricia seemed close to Maggie, although not as close as Patricia was to Hershel and Beth. It seemed Maggie may have preferred Otis to Patricia as Maggie is more upset when she learns of Otis' death than she is when she learns of Patricia's, although this could just be a change in character over the course of the Season, as Maggie has had to face the deaths of many relatives and friends. Maggie states she's known Otis since she was a kid, but it is unknown if she knew Patricia as long as she may have married Otis at a later time or Maggie may have known them as a couple from the beginning. Still they are very good friends. And can even be seen doing chores together and even holding hands when they discover that Dale had been attacked in the field. After Maggie leaves the farm, she expresses to Glenn how worried she is for Patricia, as well as her other family.
- "They got her too, took her right from me. I was... I was holding onto her, Daddy, and she just..."
- —Beth telling the group about Patricia's demise[src]
Beth was most likely Patricia's best friend whilst they stayed on the Greene Family Farm, and almost every scene Patricia is seen in so is Beth. Patricia may have had motherly instincts towards Beth too as she is seen caring for her when she went into shock and also comforts her with a hug when she was led to the house after the death of her zombified mother. They were seen playing board games together and doing tasks like cooking dinners together. When the farm was attacked, they both held onto each other's hands while they escaped. When Patricia was devoured by walkers, Beth refused to let go of the screaming Patricia's hand, and Lori had to pry a distraught Beth away from the woman's dying body in "Beside the Dying Fire". Beth wasn't as upset as she was with her mother Annette and recovered fairly well, likely grieving in the 8 month interim between Season 2 and Season 3.
- "Otis was the only one who knew guns. Now that he's gone, we gotta learn to protect ourselves."
- —Patricia to Rick[src]
Patricia and Rick are on good terms and get along with each other. She drew blood from him when his son was shot and also helped him when he felt faint. Rick also felt the need to help Hershel tell her the news of Otis. Rick is grateful towards Patricia and the Greene family for letting them stay on the farm, and in return helps them out. When Patricia requests to learn how to shoot from Rick, Rick tells them that he can't unless permission is granted from Hershel. Patricia tells Rick that Hershel let them, but Rick still wants Hershel's word. Then he willingly helps her in shooting practice. Rick is saddened when he learnt of Patricia's death, as she was responsible for helping to save his son.
- "It puts a burden on the rest of us. On me and Carol and Patricia and Maggie..."
- —Lori to Andrea about the roles of Patricia and the other women[src]
Patricia and Lori didn't interact much, although it is clear that Lori had a high amount of respect for Patricia due to her helping Hershel save Carl's life in "Save the Last One". Lori may have felt slight anger at Patricia at first due to her husband shooting her son, calling him "the idiot that shot my son" and even when Patricia is performing a blood transfusion on Carl, Patricia seems to feel guilty as she does not look at Lori while Lori gives her a quick stare. Since Carl's recovery she felt sorry for her loss and thankful for her son's revival. When Patricia is devoured by walkers in "Beside the Dying Fire, Lori doesn't attempt to shoot Patricia to put her out of her misery, instead saves Beth by pulling her away. Lori takes a last look at Patricia in horror at her death, but not distraught as they were only casual acquaintances who respected each other. However, in "18 Miles Out", Lori remarks to Andrea that Patricia is one of those who helps out, showing that Lori appreciated Patricia's help in laundry, cooking and cleaning.
- "I was thinking, maybe... Jacqui, Patricia..."
- —Carl recommending her name when he wants to name his sister[src]
Patricia and Carl were on good and friendly terms. After Carl is shot, Patricia helps operate on him, thus managing to save his life. For most of their time on the farm, Patricia and Carl don't interact, other than one time when they play checkers with each other on the porch. Carl was saddened and disheartened of Patricia's death, and later suggests to name his newborn sister Patricia, showing that he misses and still thinks of her.
- "If any death ever had meaning, it was his."
- —Shane to Patricia about Otis[src]
Shane left with Patricia's husband to get medical equipment for Carl and when her husband Otis didn't return, Shane saw Patricia fall to tears in the kitchen. At Otis's funeral, Patricia cried while she begged Shane to tell her how her husband died. She was devastated but was thankful he told her how he died (even though he was lying to her). Patricia never spoke much to Shane, however since the funeral and especially since the barn massacre she seems to have changed her attitude towards him and it is obvious she disliked Shane as she looks disgusted with his actions on a few occasions. At the first dinner between the two groups, she coldly looks at him, likely angry Otis died but he lived. When he tries to dispose of the barn walkers, she shakes her head and looks to Lori to stop him. And when Shane accuses them of knowing Sophia was in the barn, Patricia realises Otis must have put her in the barn and looks disgusted that he thinks they'd know about it and not tell the group. She tells him "You're welcome" at dinner after he thanks her at dinner but makes no eye contact but immediately scolds him in front of everybody when he nearly swore at dinner, to which he apologises, embarrassed.
- Patricia is the last character to die in Season 2.
- In a deleted scene, Beth blames Lori for Patricia's death, and says that Lori threw her to the walkers to save herself. Lori denies this, claiming she was bitten and she would have dragged Beth down with her if she hadn't pulled her away.
- In another deleted scene, Patricia can be seen at the gun shooting training listening to Shane and then watched Carl learn how to shoot.
- Patricia's role in the second season was expanded after McNeill was cast as the character. McNeill revealed in one of her interviews that she received a contract for only 3 episodes as Patricia in the second season, before the character got expanded into a full season character.