|Age||Mid to late teens|
|First Appearance||"30 Days Without An Accident"|
|Last Appearance||"A" (Flashback)|
|Death Episode||"30 Days Without An Accident" (Alive)|
|Cause of Death||The flu. (Alive)|
Killed by Daryl Dixon. (Zombified)
|Patrick succumbs to the flu and turns.|
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- "Ma'am, may I be dismissed? I'm not feeling very well."
- —Patrick to Carol during the knife lesson.[src]
Patrick is an original character first introduced in Season 4 of AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a young teenager a few years older than Carl who has joined the prison community sometime within the past six to seven months.
Nothing is known about Patrick's life before or as the outbreak began.
After the assualt from Woodbury, Patrick joined the prison community, one to two months after the attack.
Patrick is seen at the outdoor kitchen and is asked by Carol to watch over the cooking as she speaks to Daryl. Patrick thanks Daryl for the deer he brought to camp last week and requests to shake his hand, which Daryl allows, but not before licking his fingers. Later, Patrick is seen hanging out with Carl and the other kids near the fence. He attends storytime led by Carol, but asks to be excused due to feeling sick, and Carol allows him to leave.
That night, Patrick is visibly sick with a cough. He heads to the shower room, covered head to toe in sweat, and leaving sweaty footprints in his wake. He turns on the water, and, not long after, he drops to the floor and dies from an unknown illness. He later reanimates.
Karen enters the shower room and hears some noise. She opens one of the shower curtains but does not see anything. As she walks away towards Cell Block D, where many of the Prison new comers sleep, a zombified Patrick gets up from the shower room floor. He finds his way to Cell Block D and enters a cell where a man is sleeping. Patrick bites his victim in the throat before tearing into his stomach, initiating a chain reaction where more of the sleeping people are bitten in the next morning and turn into walkers themselves. When Rick is outside with Carl and Maggie, they hear gunshots from inside the prison and go investigate the cause. They find cell block D in total chaos as surviving people try to escape the increasing number of walkers. After they kill multiple walkers and people who have not reanimated yet, Daryl kills a walker who attacked Glenn. He finds out it is Patrick. Later, the council, consisting of Glenn, Carol, Daryl, Sasha, and Hershel discuss what happened. Carol mentioned that Patrick was healthy earlier last day, deducing the illness must act very quickly. In the prison yard, Rick comforts Carl, who has been a friend of Patrick, by saying Patrick was a good kid.
When Glenn and the other survivors were digging graves for the ones that died during the attack, Glenn looks distraught at a grave, where a pair of eyeglasses hang on a piece of wood, this shows that the grave belongs to Patrick. Later Patrick is mentioned when Hershel tells Rick that they just lost 12 people.
Patrick is mentioned by Carl who asks if he can come out of quarantine yet. Rick says no, but Carl points out that he was around those that were sick and didn’t catch it. Carl wants to help, but Rick still says no.
Patrick is seen in a flashback at the prison, playing with LEGOs. Patrick admits to Rick that he's not ashamed to be playing with a toy meant for 4-12 year olds.
Late at night in the prison, Patrick was seen heading towards the shower, covered in sweat whilst coughing heavily. He turns the shower on and collapses dead on the ground, then reanimates as a walker soon after. When clearing out Cell Block D, Patrick attacked Glenn but Daryl shoots him in the head.
This list shows the victims Patrick has killed:
- Greg (Infected)
- Mr. Richards (Infected, Caused or Direct)
- Chloe (Infected, Caused or Direct)
- Thomas (Infected, Caused or Direct)
- Owen (Infected, Caused)
- Ryan Samuels (Infected, Caused)
- 4 unnamed prison newcomers (Infected, Caused or Direct)
- Possibly numerous counts of zombies.
Carl and Patrick were friendly with each other in the prison, becoming very close until Patrick's death. They were together a lot of the time, and spent time observing the stray walkers on the outside of the fence like the other children. When Carl has learned that Patrick is dead, Carl felt horrified for the loss of his friend.
Patrick seemed to be on rather good terms with Carol, instantly stepping in for her when she asked him to look after the kitchen for her. Much like how he called Daryl "sir", he would also refer to Carol as "Ma'am" respectively. This is shown when Carol is giving knife lessons to the group and he asks Carol if he can leave.
- "Permission to shake your hand, sir?"
- —Patrick to Daryl.[src]
Patrick looked up to Daryl as a hero and best of the group, and was "honored" to shake his hand when the group was eating breakfast in the morning. He would refer to him as "sir" or "Mr. Dixon", and directly told him that he was thankful for bringing back food for the group, viewing it as "a real treat". When Daryl found out that Patrick was one of the walkers he showed signs of sadness.
Although the two are not seen interacting in the last few days of Patrick's life, while Rick is telling Carl, Maggie, and Michonne what happened he says he thinks Patrick got sick, died, and turned over night. He says to Carl he knows he was your friend, he's sorry, and says that he was a good kid, which shows Rick knew him as an ally.
In a flashback scene, Rick sees Patrick playing with Legos he'd brought back for Carl (Carl is too busy working on his gun). Patrick says he has no problem playing with a toy for 4-12 year olds. Rick agrees with him and seems to have a fond view of him patting him on the back.
- The character Patrick was revealed on September 19, 2013 by Entertainment Weekly.
- ↑ Vincent Martella of 'Phineas and Ferb' to appear on 'The Walking Dead' Entertainment Weekly (September 19, 2013)