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Rosita Espinosa is a main character and survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She accompanied Abraham Ford and Eugene Porter on a journey to Washington, D.C. after meeting them in Dallas. Along the way, she formed a sexual relationship with Abraham, which has later ended. Recently, she has formed a relationship with Spencer.
Rosita is a feisty, tough, brave woman with a sassy nature and an extremely capable survivor as proven with her skill with firearms and knives, she mostly appears level-headed and clear-minded about the situation she is placed in, rarely makes jokes and shows little hesitation in killing a posed threat.
Despite her seriousness and rather sharp attitude, Rosita has proven to show great care for the members of her group as well as their well being, as demonstrated by her actions in helping Abraham and Eugene reconcile. She did not hold anger towards Eugene for lying and, more recently, saved Abraham's life after a messy breakup, suggesting she is compassionate.
Rosita heavily relies on other people and it is clear that she is has little experience being by herself. Perhaps the first time she was ever alone, Rosita reacted with anger, which can also perhaps indicate she is good at dealing with other people's emotional situations (such as Abraham's and Eugene's), but not so much at her own.
Not much is known about Rosita's life prior to the outbreak other than she was of Hispanic origin. She is described as "that she came from a family of just men. She might have lost her mother and grew up with a bunch of brothers. I think that's where she gets a lot of her knowledge, strength and capability." Additionaly she noted of having a sibling and a six-year-old nephew, their fate however remains unknown. Rosita has past Military expierence indicating that she may had served as a soldier, additionly she has demonstrated to possess a proficient knowledge of engineering she could have been a mechanic.
At some point during the outbreak, Rosita joined a group of survivors consisting of Josiah, Stephanie, Warren, Rex, Pam, Roger, Dirk, and Josephine. During her time with the group, she was taught the skills essential for her survival as well as her ability to serve as a medic.
While traveling through Houston, Rosita and her group were fighting off a group of zombies until they were rescued by Abraham and Eugene. Impressed by her skills, Abraham requested her aid and informed her of a potential cure which gave Rosita a sense of purpose. As a result, she and her group joined forces with Abraham to help transport Eugene to Washington D.C. During her travels from Houston to Georgia, her group suffered repeated casualties until Rosita was the remaining member of her group, alongside Abraham and Eugene. During this time, she developed a closer bond with Abraham and eventually fell in love with him, thus allowing Abraham to move on from the emotional trauma that stemmed from his family's deaths.
After Glenn Rhee collapses from fighting off walkers, Tara Chambler smashes the last walker's head in with a rifle buttstock. After she does so, Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene pull their truck up to her. After Tara sarcastically thanks them for their help, the trio exit their truck, after which Abraham tells her that she has "quite a damn mouth" and asks about what else she has.
As the brawl between Abraham and Glenn begins, Rosita tries pulling Abraham off Glenn. Later, Rosita helps Abraham, Eugene, Glenn and Tara clear out a group of walkers that Eugene was shooting at with the automatic firearm. Rosita gives Glenn the photo of his wife Maggie Greene that she found, and she soon follows Glenn and Tara, along with Eugene and Abraham, who join shortly afterwards to look for another vehicle to complete their mission.
Rosita is first seen walking behind Glenn on the way to Terminus. They then find another Terminus sign with Maggie's writing instructing Glenn to go to Terminus. She is next seen sticking up for Tara, who fell and scraped her knee, and yelling at Glenn "Wow you're an ass, she will do whatever you say because she thinks she owes you. Man up and stay here for just a few hours". After finding another of Maggie's messages next to a dark tunnel, Rosita, Abraham, and Eugene depart to continue their journey to Washington D.C., whereas Glenn and Tara stay to look for Maggie. Rosita drives the car while Eugene navigates and they end up at the end of the tunnel where Glenn and Tara should have ended up. Rosita, Abraham, and Eugene turn to see Maggie, Bob Stookey, and Sasha Williams. Together they all go off to help Glenn and Tara out of the tunnel, where they camp out for the night. She is last seen with everyone else walking along the train tracks and arriving at Terminus, where they are greeted by Mary.
Rosita is first seen early in the episode, making a weapon trying to escape the train car, made by removing her earrings and attaching them to a belt. After the attempt to escape fails, she remains trapped in the boxcar. Later in the episode, Sasha asks Eugene about the cure, to which Rosita replies they don't have to know. When Rick, Daryl, Glenn and Bob comes to the rescue, Rosita joins them in their escape and kills walkers. Then she runs to the fence, finding a way to climb over and out of Terminus, therefore saving the group from being trapped inside with the walkers. For the rest of the episode Rosita is mostly in the background because Abraham, Eugene and she are still outsiders. When Rick tells the group they need to leave, Abraham tells her they'll let him know about the mission to D.C. later.
Rosita's role in this episode is minimal. She's first seen walking with the group before they find Gabriel Stokes. While small groups are out scavenging, Rosita helps Abraham fixing the church bus. She's also seen at the dinner at the end of the episode.
When Sasha accuses Gabriel for being connected with Gareth and his group, she tries to stop her, however Abraham holds her back from this. When Abraham and Rosita hear that they're being watched, they wanted to leave the Church and continue their journey to Washington. Rick says they can't take the bus, leading to an argument with Abraham. Abraham gets aggressive, and Rosita tries to stop him. When Tara, Maggie and Glenn tells them that they're going with them if they just wait 12 hours. Abraham agrees with the plan, and they stay. When Rick and the others are on their way to slaughter the Hunters, Rosita stays at the church, where she's one of the very few that has a weapon. When Gareth and the Hunters get in the church, he mentions Rosita's name knowing she is there. Right before the Hunters break into the room where they are staying, Rick comes back and saves them. The next day, Rosita, Abraham, Eugene, Maggie, Tara, and Glenn head to Washington D.C.
On the bus, Rosita flirts with Abraham, teasing him about his hair; and she promises to cut it that evening. The bus then crashes and flips over. She leaves the bus with Maggie and begins killing walkers. Abraham orders Rosita to check Eugene but he insists he's fine. When everyone leaves she stays behind whilst Eugene spits on the walker. Later that night Maggie gives Rosita a piece of book thread so she can stitch up Abrahams hand. Rosita stitches his arm and remarks that some former members of their group taught her these medic skills. Whilst Rosita and Abraham are having sex that night she points out that Eugene is watching them again, and that he's in, of all places, the self-help section. They laugh together - not unkindly - and carry on.
Rosita checks Abe’s hand the next day and argues that they should rest for that day. Abraham is not interested and insists they carry on. Rosita's clearly not happy with his response but is quick to back him up when, a few moments later, Maggie and Glenn enter and make the same suggestion, showing support for him. Rosita points out that the air intake for the fire truck they're trying to get moving is on the roof, and not where Abraham is fiddling with. When walkers attack she fights some off before Eugene deals with them. Later when they see the large herd of walkers she argues with Abraham that they need to go around the herd, disagreeing with him in front of the others for the first time. When things start to get physical she still argues with him; at one point Abraham pushes her to the ground as he's frog marching Eugene back to the fire truck, clearly shocking her. When Eugene reveals that he's been lying all along Rosita is shocked. She insists he is a scientist and angrily points out that many people died trying to get him to DC. When Abraham beats Eugene unconscious, it's Rosita who blocks his way from hurting Eugene more, with her hand on her sidearm. She then tries to wake Eugene up.
Rosita is first seen offering Abraham water, which he hits away. She shouts at him and he stands up, looking threatening. Maggie makes him back away from Rosita. Later on her, Glenn and Tara trek to a river to refill their water supplies. They come across a few walkers trapped under a pole where Tara makes a joke about them not needing to get up as there is nothing for them in DC. Rosita does not approve of the joke. At the river the water is full of mud and dirt, but Rosita knows how to make a water filter because Eugene showed her how. While filtering water, Rosita talks to them about when she first met Abraham. When they discover fish in the water, they head back to the walkers and kill them to take their clothes and make a net. Rosita and Glenn use the net to catch a fish, which Rosita knows how to clean. Glenn tells her that's a useful skill for wherever they end up, telling her that whatever happens with Eugene and Abraham, she's welcome to be a part of their group. They then head back to the fire truck.
Rosita is first seen along with Abraham, Eugene, Glenn, Tara and Maggie when they arrive back at Father Gabriel's church in the fire truck. Rosita and the group (along with Michonne, Carl, Judith and Gabriel) arrive at Grady Memorial Hospital too late as the rescue mission is already over. They witness Daryl carrying out the dead body of Beth Greene. Rosita covers her mouth, clearly upset by Maggie's loss and the loss of the group.
Rosita appears at Tyreese's funeral. She quietly pays her respects to the dead man.
Rosita is with the group on the long trek they are on. She reassures everyone that Abraham is okay with his constant drinking, but doesn't interact with him, choosing to sit with others instead. She helps keep the barn doors closed when a herd attacks.
Rosita goes with Abraham, Michonne, and Glenn to see if they can find Aaron's vehicles. She uses a stick to take out a walker and saves Abraham from one. When they search the RV, Abraham finds some food the group used to eat and Rosita reminisces on the past with him. She rides the RV on both legs of the journey to Alexandria, sitting in the passenger seat with a map. When they spot DC in the distance she calls to Abraham and remember their former goal. She then arrives at Alexandria with the group, being one of the first off the RV.
Rosita enters Alexandria with the rest of her group and is interviewed by Deanna Monroe, where she assigns her to work as a medical assistant. She can be seen residing in the house with everyone during the first few nights of their stay in Alexandria.
Rosita arrives at Deanna's party with Abraham. They both appear to be uncomfortable, but she relaxes after she mentions there is beer and smiles when Abraham goes off to grab some drinks. Later, she can be seen enjoying herself while chatting with her friends.
Rosita appears briefly during this episode. She is shown laying in bed while Abraham washes his face, apparently after having sex.
At the beginning of the episode, Rosita informs Michonne that Sasha hasn't been seen over night. The two try to track her by themselves. Rosita talks about how she was screwed up after finding Eugene's lie, because she lost something, and she sees Michonne is screwed up, but because she found something. Rosita also mentions how Michonne is not carrying her sword. After seeing many dead walkers, Rosita realizes that it was Sasha who did this, due to her notice of how the walkers have been killed. Later, Michonne and Rosita find Sasha who is continuously killing as many walkers as she can. They step in to help as a small heard approaches the three. Sasha has a little lash out at Michonne and Rosita, telling them they can be happy in Alexandria, but she can't. Rosita looks visibly shocked at Sasha for this. Rosita is seen at the end of the episode, when she witnesses the fight between Rick and Pete Anderson, and goes to help Jessie after her husband hits her.
Rosita is mentioned to have been the one to patch Rick up after his fight with Pete. Rosita appears when Abraham visits the house with flowers for Tara. Rosita lets him in, but he sees Eugene and becomes hesitant to stay. Rosita assures him that Eugene is sleeping, and Abraham quietly sits down beside Tara. Rosita then deliberately crashes kitchenware to the floor to wake Eugene up and force Abraham to resolve his differences with Eugene. During the night gathering, Rosita stays with Tara to watch over her and reads a book. Tara awakens and smiles at Rosita, who smiles back.
In a flashback following the events of Reg's death, Rosita tends to Tara when Glenn and Nicholas come into the infirmary badly injured from their deadly fight in the woods. She quickly begins to patch up Nicholas and Glenn. She asks what happened out there and Glenn tells them that they were attacked by walkers and Glenn was shot by a bullet that ricocheted off of a tree. Rosita later appears in the meeting where Rick's describes the plan that they'll use to lure the zombies outside of the safezone. Rick assigns Rosita, alongside Holly and Spencer, to be in the forest for watch duty. She is later seen helping the group build the wall to help with the plan. Rosita is later mentioned by Jessie as she asked if she could help her with learning how to use a gun.
Rosita first appears when Holly is stabbed by a member of the Wolves. She and Aaron bring Holly to the nursery, where Rosita quickly helps Denise by bringing her medical supplies. Rosita orders Eugene to stay with Denise and Tara while she goes outside to deal with the Wolves. Aaron and Rosita quickly go outside to help against the wolves attack. Rosita and Aaron later kills two Wolves, who were raiding one of the houses. In the end of the episode, when Rosita and the group checks the fence, Spencer asks Rosita, how she still can live, and why. Rosita tells him he should have something worth dying for.
Rosita first appears listening to Michonne informing Maggie of Glenn's potential death as he never shot a flare into the sky like he said he would. Maggie begins to cry and Rosita try's to comfort Maggie. Rosita is seen helping Rick into Alexandria after he nearly dies getting into the safe-zone. She is seen listening to Ricks speech to the Alexandrian's regarding the mega herd outside the walls. Rosita is later seen at night, standing on the lookout perch overlooking hundreds of walkers outside the walls. She is quietly sobbing when Spencer comes up on the platform offering to take her position for lookout duty. She accepts with Rosita complementing Spencer killing the Wolf truck driver that could've completely destroyed the walls of Alexandria.
Rosita first appears offering machete lessons to a group of Alexandrians. Eugene attends, but recoils at the weapon and admits he’s scared of dying. Rosita gruffly tells him that dying is easy — what’s hard is letting your friends die because you were too scared to save them. Rosita later appears with Tara as they look in horror when they see the Alexandria bell tower collapse and destroy a part of the wall.
Rosita is first seen helping drag Tobin to safety when the walls fall down and the herd enters Alexandria. She and Tara then rescue Eugene and take refuge in a nearby garage, trapped in there by the walkers. Rosita is beginning to give up hope but Tara encourages her to keep going and the trio start working to escape the garage. Later on, they escape and stumble into the same room Owen the Alpha Wolf is holding Denise captive, with Carol and Morgan unconscious on the floor. He forces them to surrender their weapons and Rosita watches as The Wolf leaves the house, taking Denise with him.
Inside the townhouse, Tara insists they rescue Denise from the Alpha Wolf. Rosita points out they don’t have enough guns to fight walkers outside. Carol borrows Rosita’s gun to sweep the house. After Carol kills the wolf, she informs Rosita and the others that Denise made it safely to the infirmary, relieving Tara. She joins Carol, Tara, Morgan and Eugene outside with the other able bodied Alexandrians killing the walkers that are apart of the herd that invaded Alexandria. After hours of fighting, she is seen with the others standing outside the infirmary.
Rosita is seen in bed with Abraham, presumably after sex. Rosita snaps Abraham out of a daydream of Sasha. Abraham apologizes and the two begins kissing. Rosita stops and leaves to get something. She returns with a necklace, she made Abraham from the truck light. Rosita says his neck was looking bare. Abraham says he loves her and she tells him to prove it and she goes for a shower.
Inside their home, Abraham packs his bag and tells Rosita that he's leaving her. Rosita cries, demanding an explanation. "When I met you, I thought you were the last woman on Earth," Abraham says. "You're not.". The next day out on the road, Rosita and Carol have a conversation about Morgan. She tells her that she nearly blurted out Morgan's secret about the W Man at the church meeting. "He doesn't want to kill," Carol says. Rosita then begrudgingly agrees not to tell anyone. When it's already night time, Rick and his group, including Rosita silently infiltrate the Savior's outpost, killing some the Saviors asleep. When the alarm has been pulled, awaking most of the Saviors, Rosita is seen firing at the enemies. After the aftermath of the battle, Rosita is standing outside of the building, bidding goodbye to Tara and Heath for their supply run. Just then, a Savior who managed to survive from the battle tries to escape with a motorcycle that belongs to Daryl. Rosita shoots the Savior from the bike as Daryl beats him into submission. Daryl asks where did he get the motorcycle from. Just then a voice from the Savior's walkie-talkie can be heard, telling Rick to lower his gun and they got Carol and Maggie as hostages. Rosita as well as the group are shocked.
Rosita appears towards the end of the episode. She appears as Carol and Maggie emerge from the Saviors compound. Rosita and Gabriel, go in after them with their weapons ready and begin to look around for any remaining Saviors still alive.
Rosita first appears getting out of bed and getting ready for the day. Spencer is seen laying in bed after she gets up. The two are implied to be in a relationship. The next day, Spencer asks Rosita to dinner and she reluctantly agrees to it. Denise then finds Daryl and Rosita and discusses with them about a local gift shop/pharmacy she found while driving through the nearby area. They disagree with the plan, but she tells them it's a risk they have to take, and if it really is a pharmacy, there could be drugs inside, which could be used to help Alexandria. They relent, but Denise further insists in accompanying them, noting that she knows her way around and, with her newfound experience with dealing with the undead, can prove to be of assistance. Initially skeptical, Rosita agrees, but only if Daryl comes with them.
They drive-off in a beaten-up truck, and Denize tries to assist Daryl with driving it. Eventually, the trio come across a downed tree and decide to continue to the apothecary on foot. After coming across a set of railroad tracks, Rosita tries to convince Daryl and Denise to take the railroad but Daryl wants to take a pathway which is "twice as far" to reach their destination. Denise initially sides with Rosita's idea of following them to their destination, but decides to stick with Daryl when he rejects the suggestion. Rosita takes the railroad tracks.
Rosita is seen sitting down along the tracks when Daryl and Denise catch up proving that the railroad tracks were a quicker way. Denise apologizes to Rosita for leaving her and says she should have followed her and not Daryl. They eventually make it to the gift shop and Daryl and Rosita begin to salvage abandoned medical supplies from the locked pharmacy. Denise waits outside. The three hear noises coming from one of the back rooms before Denise decides to investigate without telling either of them. Denise runs out of the room scared of seen the walker and the bloody sink to which Daryl and Rosita and her what's up and Denise goes back outside.
Denise is seen waiting outside. Once Daryl and Rosita have collected the needed supplies, the three head off towards Alexandria. Following the railroad tracks home, Denise ventures away and inspects a car, finding a walker and a blue cooler inside. She attempts to call this to attention, but Daryl and Rosita brush it off, deciding that the cooler is not worth the risk of retrieving. Denise regardless of this still goes to get the blue cooler, she struggle as the walker falls on her and begins to scream. Daryl and Rosita run back to Denise to kill the walker but Denise says she has it and kills it. When they open the cooler, a six pack of orange soda comes out and Denise takes them as a prize.
Daryl and Rosita chastise her for taking an unnecessary risk; Denise counters that she was trying to conquer her fears, and reminds them of their life-risking mission of wiping out the Savior outpost. She goes on to explain her reasons for bringing the two with her on the run - Daryl, because he reminded her of her brother and that she felt safer with him, and Rosita, to help her cope with the feeling of being alone for possibly the first time in her life. As she lectures that they, too, need to face their worries and issues due to them being more than capable of doing so, she is suddenly (and accidentally) struck through the back of the head and through her right eye by a crossbow bolt; it does not kill her right away, but she eventually collapses on the tracks. Rosita immediately draws her gun towards where the shot was fired from. Her killer, Dwight, then emerges from the trees next to the tracks, alongside several Saviors. He reveals he has Eugene captive and Rosita looks shocked. He tells them to lower their guns or he will kill Eugene and then them. Eugene spots Abraham hiding behind some tyres and tells Dwight to kill Abraham first and gives away his location. Dwight's sends some Saviors over to check it out when Eugene bites Dwight in his crotch. Dwight screams out and Abraham, Rosita and Daryl take this as an advantage and begin to open fire on the Saviors. Eugene gets hit during this. After the gun battle and many of his Saviors dying, Dwight commands they fall back and Daryl goes to chase after them but Rosita stops him. Abraham, Rosita and Daryl bring Eugene and Denise's corpse back to Alexandria.
Afterwards, Rosita keeps watch over Eugene in the infirmary. After Eugene wakes, Rosita makes sure he is ok. Towards the end of the episode, Rosita guards the front gate instead of Eugene. Sasha glances at Rosita from her post on the platform as the town's cars are lined up by the front gates.
Rosita is seen guarding the gate, glancing up at Sasha at the lookout post. Abraham arrives and take over Sasha’s shift, and Rosita watches them.
Despite Rosita’s protests, Daryl opens the gate and leaves on his motorcycle. As Glenn and Michonne prepare to go after him, Rosita tells Abraham to cover her shift as she claims to know where Daryl is heading.
Rosita, Glenn and Michonne arrive at the spot where Dwight killed Denise. They find Daryl’s motorcycle hidden underneath some branches, confirming Rosita’s hunch that Daryl came back to kill Dwight. Rosita points in the direction that Dwight escaped, but wonders if they should let Daryl complete his mission.
Rosita, Glenn and Michonne catch up to Daryl in the woods and Rosita is nearly struck in the head by Daryl’s crossbow. She reprimands him as the others try to stop him from going after Dwight, but he refuses. Rosita decides to join him.
In the woods, Rosita and Daryl creep up on the Saviors’ camp where Glenn and Michonne are being held. Glenn tries to warn them off, but Dwight and another Savior sneak up from behind and point their guns at Daryl and Rosita. As Daryl turns around, Dwight shoots him and a large amount of blood splatters on screen as Dwight says ‘you’ll be alright.”
As the other members of Rick's group are lined up outside the truck Rosita is being held in, Dwight drags an injured Daryl out along with Rosita, Glenn and Michonne. As they are sitting in line on their knees, Negan begins his monologue and points his bat towards Rosita and the others during his game of "Eeney, Meeney, Miney, Moe".
Rosita watches helplessly as Negan bashes Abraham to death. Negan starts taunting Rosita with his bloody bat. Daryl suddenly stands up for her and punches Negan for his actions. This causes Negan to kill Glenn as well.
Rosita watches on helplessly as Negan returns with Rick who then threatens her life if Rick does not obey Negan's command to amputate Carl's left arm. After Negan is satisfied, he stops Rick from performing the amputation believing he has become submissive and thus spares Rosita's life along with the others who were also threatened.
When the Saviors leave, Sasha approaches a distraught Rosita and the two lament over Abraham's corpse along with Eugene who is also devastated by the loss of Abraham.
This list shows the victims Rosita has killed:
- Savior 3
- 2 unnamed members of the Wolves
- 3 unnamed members of the Saviors
- Numerous counts of zombies.
- The name used for Rosita's casting call was "Jordana Barraza", until the casting was revealed on September 16, 2013.
- Upon a G&A when discussing her character Christian Serratos stated, "She’s remarkably brave. What I love about her is that she's definitely a capable woman and is capable of taking care of herself. If she was alone in the apocalypse, she would manage very well and would be just fine. We had a city-wide blackout and I panicked and ran to Steven Yeun's apartment for help, so she has a leg up on me when it comes to bravery."
- She learned her nursing skills after the apocalypse from former members of her group.
- On Talking Dead, Christian Serratos says that this was also where Rosita learned her outdoor survivalist skills.
- In a deleted scene for "Remember", she meets with Pete and is assigned her first work as a medical assistant.
- It was revealed on Talking Dead by Ross Marquand that Rosita has past military experience.