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- "Even if they did, it was just a mistake. And I made one, too. If I hadn't gone to the Sanctuary to kill Negan, maybe Sasha would still be alive. Maybe she would've gone herself. Maybe everything would've ended up going exactly the same way. I didn't want you guys to do it, but maybe you needed to. Maybe you needed to play things out to figure shit out."
- —Rosita to Tara[src]
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 lasts until they reach the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
Rosita is a feisty, brave and extremely capable survivor with a sassy nature. She mostly appears hot-headed and single minded about the situation she is placed in. She has little room for humor 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 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.
After watching Abraham and Glenn be beaten to death by Negan, Rosita has become consumed by vengeance. Despite the fact it could cause more death to her community, she refuses to bow down to the Saviors, and recklessly attempted to kill Negan, even though the Saviors would immediately slaughter Alexandria if she had succeeded. She has become much more snide and cold to even those that she was close to, shown by how she has blown off Sasha and Tara.
However, by the eighth season, Rosita having been hugely affected by Sasha's sacrifice, leads her to become a more level-headed survivor, as she states she has learned from her past mistakes of being angry. She even argues with Daryl's plan to attack the Sanctuary, believing it's way too risky and saying that they should follow the original plan, stating that she believes in Rick, as well as that she doesn't want to be a part of Daryl's plan anymore and eventually decides to go back to Alexandria.
Later, Rosita tells Daryl, Michonne and Tara that she didn't stop them from attacking the Sanctuary, simply because she wanted them to learn from their mistake, just like she had previously learned from hers.
Growing up, Rosita was the oldest of four children, she had two younger brothers and a younger sister. Her brothers names were Alan and Julius and her sister's name was Deysha.
She noted of having a six-year-old nephew, her nephew's fate however remains unknown. Rosita has past military experience, indicating that she may have served as a soldier. Additionally she has demonstrated that she has a proficient knowledge of engineering, suggesting that she could have been a mechanic or at least had some mechanical training.
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 walkers 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 take Eugene to Washington D.C. During her travels from Texas 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 tries 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 Denise 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 Neil and 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, including Neil, 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 Lucille towards Rosita and the others during his game of "Eeney, Meeney, Miney, Moe".
Rosita watches helplessly as Negan brutally beats Abraham to death. Negan realises that Abraham was dating Rosita. He starts taunting Rosita with a bloodied Lucille, forcing her to look at it. Daryl suddenly stands up for her and punches Negan for his actions. In retaliation, Negan kills Glenn in the same manner.
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. .
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.
Rosita and Spencer drive up to the gate, preparing to leave for a supply run as Negan and a large group of Saviors arrive at Alexandria. Dwight confiscates Rosita and Spencer’s guns and orders them to find Daryl’s motorcycle and bring it back. He takes Rosita’s hat and pours her water out before they leave.
Out in the woods, Rosita and Spencer find Daryl’s motorcycle by the tracks where he had previously hidden it. Spencer begins to question Rick's leadership, unaware that Rosita was heading into the woods as Spencer loads the motorcycle into their van. Rosita hunts down the undead Saviors present during Denise's death and kills them. She takes a gun from Neil's corpse but it has no bullets. Spencer tracks her down and chastises her. Rosita tells him that she’s looking for guns on the assumption that Negan will confiscate all the guns in Alexandria.
Rosita and Spencer bring the motorcycle back to Alexandria, and Dwight returns her hat. After Rick chastises Spencer for stealing two guns, Rosita confronts Spencer about them and asks why he didn’t mention them. “You saw what I did to get one,” she says. Spencer explains that he hid the guns for a while because he didn’t trust Rick and he was worried about Rick being in charge. He muses that Rosita was correct; they don't have to live like they are. When he leaves, Rosita reaches into the wheel well of her car, retrieving the gun she took from Neil in the woods.
Later, Rosita picks up an empty shell casing from the gun Negan shot earlier that day and pays Eugene a visit. “Make me a bullet,” she says.
Rosita is in the infirmary with Tara as Tara sits on the ground in silence, staring at a bobblehead of a doctor, a gift for Denise. Rosita asks Tara if she came across any sort of guns or ammunition out there and says she will do whatever she needs to in order to get to it, but Tara states that she saw nothing.
Rosita and Eugene are about to leave when Eugene realizes she has no intention of scavenging for Negan. Spencer warns Rosita that they must produce for the Saviors as part of their new “tax.” He reminds her it was Rick who got them into this, and she asks if he thinks he can do better, to which he says yes. She chastises him and leaves with a reluctant Eugene.
Rosita and Eugene arrive at the factory that he had previously taken Abraham to with the intent to manufacture bullets. She orders him to make her one using the shell casing she found in Alexandria. Eugene hesitates and says that a single bullet won’t do it as the Saviors have the numbers and someone will pay the price for her actions. Rosita calls him a coward and says he is only alive because he lied and people feel sorry for him. She says she will pay the price and tells him to do something useful for once. Eugene quietly gets to work.
As they approach Alexandria, Rosita thanks Eugene for making a bullet and apologizes. He refuses to accept the apology and says that she meant what she said, now she just feels bad. Spencer drives up and reveals a bounty of supplies and weapons. He whistles towards the gate and a Savior opens it. Rosita realizes that Negan is in Alexandria.
In the church, Rosita inspects the bullet that Eugene made. Gabriel urges her to refrain from attacking Negan by herself. He recommends she wait for the right moment so the community can take him down together.
Rosita calls out to Spencer as he walks down the street. He reveals that he’s planning to get close to Negan so he can strike against him at some point in the future. They talk about their relationship and Rosita agrees to join him for dinner later.
Rosita, along with other residents, gather round as Spencer and Negan play pool in the street. Rosita watches furiously as Negan kills Spencer, and she whips out her gun and shoots at Negan but hits Lucille instead. Arat tackles her to the ground and holds her at knifepoint as Negan demands to know who made the bullet. Rosita claims she made it herself and presses her face against the knife, cutting her cheek. As punishment, Negan tells Arat to kill someone. Rosita protests she made the bullet, but Arat turns and shoots Olivia in the face. Eugene admits to having made the bullet and is taken by the Saviors as Rosita pleads for them to take her instead.
Rosita accompanies the group as they reunite with the others at the Hilltop. She gives Sasha a reassuring nod, which she returns.
Rosita accompanies the group to the Kingdom, where they are reunited with Morgan and meet Ezekiel. During the meeting, Rosita informs Morgan of Abraham, Glenn, Spencer and Olivia’s deaths at the hands of Negan. She snidely asks Morgan if he’s going to say he was right.
After Ezekiel refuses to fight, Sasha vents to Rosita that she knew he would say no but it still pissed her off. Rosita blows her off and tells her that just because they slept with the same dead guy, it doesn’t make them friends.
On their way back from the Kingdom, they encounter a blockade of cars on the highway set up by the Saviors. A tripwire has been rigged across the road; a steel cable is stretched between two cars on opposite sides of the road, explosives carefully strung along the cable. Rosita disconnects the bomb device and leads an effort to dismantle the explosives so they can take the dynamite and RPGs with them. She takes some dynamite away from Tara, commenting that she doesn’t like the way it looks.
As a herd approaches the highway, Rosita, Carl and Tara work to block the onramp again until they are surrounded. They are eventually joined by Rick and Michonne and as they head back to Alexandria, the leftover dynamite explodes behind them. Rosita tells them she knew she didn’t like the way it looked.
Once they are back at Alexandria, Aaron and Tobin inform them Gabriel disappeared with most of their food and weapons. Rosita accuses Gabriel of stealing their goods, but Rick defends him. He finds a note left from Gabriel and they head off to find him. They end up at a junkyard, where they are held at gunpoint by a large group of strangers.
Rosita is present as Rick tries to make a deal with Jadis, the leader of the junkyard group. When she refuses, Rosita and the group are attacked but gain the upper hand until Gabriel defuses the situation by taking Tamiel hostage. Rosita watches through a tube as Rick is forced to fight a walker covered in metal armor and steel spikes. He later comes back to the group, injured but smiling, and tells them a deal has been made.
Later, Tara suggests heading back to Alexandria to regroup but Rosita says they need to search for guns. Tara reasons that Rick and Aaron are injured and the people back home need food. Rosita says she will go on her own but Tara says they are sticking together. Rosita asks what her problem is and Tara says they aren’t looking for a fight but getting ready for one. Rosita says it’s always a fight and tells her to grow up.
Rosita is on her porch, removing the stitches from the cut on her face. Tara arrives with the intention of helping Rosita remove her sutures. After an awkward pause, Tara assures Rosita that it’s going to work out. They have the numbers, they just need the weapons. Rosita asks if she knows where they can find that many guns. Tara says no. Rosita says she can’t just wait. Tara again assures her they will find the guns and they will fight and to save her rage for the Saviors. Rosita heads off to find guns.
Out on her own, Rosita scavenges for guns. She spots a gun in the doorway of an old house and goes after it. A walker lunges out at Rosita. She kills the walker and grabs the gun, only to discover that it’s a toy. Furious, she hurls the toy gun to the ground.
Back in Alexandria, Rosita visits Gabriel at the church. She yells at him for dissuading her from killing Negan, even though it might have gotten her killed. Gabriel patiently defends himself; he argues that the rest of the group still needs her.
Rosita accompanies the others in delivering the guns to Jadis and her group. She rages when Jadis says it’s not enough and they need twice as many.
Rosita visits Sasha at the Hilltop, seeking her help to kill Negan. Sasha agrees to help on one condition - she gets to take the shot. Rosita agrees and hands Sasha a rifle. She tells her she memorized Daryl and Carl’s description of Negan’s compound. Sasha says Jesus drew her a map of the compound’s exterior. They acknowledge that the mission will likely end in their deaths. Rosita emphasizes, “It’s a one way ticket for both of us. If it is both of us."
Rosita arrives at the Hilltop and tells Sasha she needs her help.
Rosita and Sasha leave the Hilltop through a secret escape hatch. They escape through the woods on foot. Rosita tries to hotwire a car, to no avail. She notices Sasha’s necklace and gruffly points out that she made it for Abraham. As the two continue looking for a ride, Rosita rebuffs Sasha’s attempts to make small talk.
Rosita is reluctant to follow Sasha’s plan to hole up in a building near the Sanctuary and shoot Negan from a distance. She argues that they should enter the compound and kill Negan on-site to ensure success.
At an abandoned car lot, Rosita lights a car on fire to distract walkers. She and Sasha climb the fence into the lot, and Rosita hotwires a car. They drive off to the Sanctuary.
Rosita and Sasha situate themselves in an empty building near the Sanctuary. Sasha tells Rosita that Eugene is giving orders to the other Saviors. Rosita is convinced Eugene must be playing some angle.
As they wait for Negan to emerge, Rosita opens up to Sasha, revealing where she learned everything she knows. She learned about bombs, cars, knots etc from men she dated. They wanted to protect her, Rosita tells Sasha, but she always ended up surpassing their skills.
But, she continues, that wasn’t how things were with Abraham, who saw her as she was. Rosita admits that she wasted her time hating Sasha and wishes she could’ve gotten the chance to tell Abraham she was happy for him.
When Sasha is unable to get a clear shot of Negan before he goes back inside the Sanctuary, the women decide they need to enter the compound.
That night, Rosita and Sasha kill a Savior accompanying Eugene in the courtyard and attempt to break him free. Eugene refuses and goes back inside, and Rosita curses him in sincere disappointment.
Rosita keeps watch as Sasha slips through the fence. She closes the opening behind her at the last minute, locking Rosita out. Despite Rosita’s protests, Sasha tells her it is not her time and that Alexandria still needs her. Rosita watches as Sasha guns down another Savior and breaks into the Sanctuary. Rosita bangs on the fence as gunfire erupts inside the building. As more Saviors arrive, Rosita grabs her bag and runs from the Sanctuary.
Rosita stops and sobs in frustration. She stops and notices a dark figure with a crossbow watching her.
Rick's group returns to Alexandria where Rosita opens the gate for them. Jesus asks about Sasha's whereabouts, but Rosita doesn't answer and tells them there is someone there to see them.
Rosita leads the group to the jail, where Dwight is being held. Daryl charges at him but is held back by Rick and Michonne as Rosita insists he wants to help them.
As the group are interrogating Dwight in the prison cell, Rosita announces that the Saviors have Sasha. She says that she doesn’t trust Dwight, but Jesus reasons he may be their only chance to get Sasha back.
Rosita, Daryl and Aaron wire explosives in an empty truck outside the Alexandria gate in preparation for the Saviors arrival.
Rosita, along with the others, look shocked when Eugene arrives with the Saviors, speaking through a megaphone and telling the group to surrender. She shakes her head in disappointment. Rick gives her the signal to detonate the explosives, however when she pushes the button, there is no explosion. The Scavengers then turn their guns on the group.
When Sasha – who has died and reanimated – attacks Negan, Rosita uses the distraction to gun down the Scavenger behind her before firing at the Saviors outside the gates. She is shot during the firefight, and Tara grabs her by the arm and leads her to the infirmary.
Later, Rosita is seen in bed recovering with Tara by her side.
Rosita is seen watching Rick and his people leaving to Sanctuary from the porch recovering from her bullet wound.
Rosita is first seen at the car with Michonne, she asks if she can go with her, she goes along down the road and stops the car when they hear a woman singing. They go investigate and see Zia and Leo. She's shot at by Zia and runs away, then she stops Leo who tells her "Baby girl, you're not gonna use that-", but she kills him with a RPG, then Zia rushes the truck outside, though. While making an escape, Daryl and Tara cut her off with a garbage truck. They shoot her down quickly. Michonne and Rosita tells them they want to see the Sanctuary. Daryl and Tara claim they have a lot more work to do. Daryl parks his truck and shows Michonne and Rosita the overrun Sanctuary. Daryl turns the truck on and promises they're going to end this thing right now.
Rosita is seen with the group outside the Sanctuary. Daryl plans to charge the truck into the building and send the walkers into the Sanctuary. Rosita, Michonne and Tara will cover him and distract the walkers. Morgan joins their conversation and offers to help. Rosita is against the plan, saying it is risky, and she vouches for Rick, says he is talking to the Scavengers to boost their numbers. Tara refuses to trust the Scavengers after they betrayed them. Rosita leaves, but not before stating she learned waiting is the best option sometimes and she had to learn as much from seeing Sasha walk out of the coffin.
Rosita is first seen unloading boxes from the truck she gives the boxes to Tara with a smile on her face, she is later seen when Negan destroys Alexandria.
Outside Alexandria, Michonne, Daryl, Tara, and Rosita enact the plan and hide along the road, guns at the ready, their vehicles abandoned in the road. Rosita reassures Daryl that his actions were not responsible for the Saviors' escape, and even if they were, it was just a mistake, just like when she made a mistake going after Negan the first time, that lead Sasha's capture and sacrifice.
As Saviors arrive on the scene, Daryl throws a smoke grenade to obsure their vision.Dwight and Laura see the smoke in the road. Despite Laura's protests, Dwight leads the Saviors toward the smoke, knowing that this will give the Alexandrians a significant advantage. Rosita and the group opens fire on the Saviors. Upon taking cover and seeing the fight heading towards a stalemate, Dwight takes action, joining the Alexandrians and gunning down most of the remaining Saviors. Laura catches Dwight in the act of betrayal and shoots him in the arm but is forced to make a hasty escape.
In the aftermath of the firefight, Michonne, Daryl, Tara, and Rosita find Dwight hiding behind a car. he tells them that he allowed them to easily escape Alexandria and drove the Saviors into their trap. Still guilty, Daryl asks Dwight if his improvised plan allowed the Saviors to escape the Sanctuary. Dwight tells them it was Eugene who helped the Saviors escape. He asks them to spare his life and explains that he can still help them defeat the Saviors as he knows how they operate. They decide to let him live and bring him back to Alexandria.
Rosita, Dwight and the others descend into the sewers as Alexandria burns.
Rosita remains in the sewers with the other Alexandrians as the Saviors' grenades continue to blow apart Alexandria above them. Rosita suggests they all flee to the Hilltop while the Saviors destroy Alexandria above ground. Dwight points out that the Saviors will soon run out of ammo and insists they stay put until the siege is over. After the explosions subside and the remaining Saviors leave, Rosita and the others prepare to head to the Hilltop for refuge.
Rosita and the other Alexandrians evacuate through the woods towards the Hilltop. Rosita and Daryl discuss the Savior report and deduce that Carson and Gabriel are also heading towards the Hilltop. The Alexandrians, having walked a considerable distance, rest in the forest. As Daryl and Rosita retrace their steps to cover their tracks, Tara, still vengeful, questions why Dwight is still alive. Daryl and Rosita agree that Dwight may still prove to be a valuable asset, with Rosita deciding to wait on dealing with him until they reach the Hilltop.
Rosita, Daryl and Tara look over a map at the different routes the Saviors can travel from the Sanctuary to the Hilltop, finding that most of their paths can be potentially dangerous. Dwight, however, points out that an alternate path - through a swamp is seldom used, due to the risks it poses against the Saviors.
Rosita, Daryl, Siddiq and Scott volunteers to dispatch walkers in their path, with Rosita coming close to being dragged under. Daryl and Siddiq later find a multitude of gurgling corpses blocking their route forward. They press on, quickly and carefully putting down each walker in their path.
Afterwords, Rosita follows Tara chasing Dwight, where she witness Dwight leading the Saviors away from their positions. She asks why she didn't attempt to stop her, with Rosita explaining that she would have also pursued him to no end. Though Daryl is enraged by Dwight's actions and takes it as a betrayal, Dwight earns the trust of Tara and Rosita who witnessed what he did for them.
With the swamp cleared of walkers and the Saviors safely misdirected, Rosita successfully arrives at the Hilltop with the Alexandrians and is welcomed into the community with open arms.
Rosita and Maggie stand guard at the gate. Maggie peers through binoculars and spots a mysterious crate in the distance. Rosita retrieves the crate and gives Maggie the attached note, which offers them a "key to your future" in exchange for food and records. The note includes coordinates for a meeting point. Maggie worries that it's a trap, but Michonne suggests they investigate. Later, Rosita and Enid guard Georgie, Hilda and Midge, when Maggie brings them to Hilltop, but she later lets them go.
Rosita is among the Hilltop residents and refugees who are prepared to defend the Hilltop from the Saviors. During the battle, Rosita and Ezekiel shoot out the headlights on the Savior vehicles. She and the others manage to survive the attack as the remaining Saviors flee. She also survives the subsequent outbreak that killed several more people.
Rosita is seen in Maggie's office with Dianne and Daryl. Dianne reports that they don't have enough ammo to fend off another big attack. Presuming the Saviors are low on ammo themselves, Daryl suggests they fight them hand-to-hand. Rosita points out that Eugene is probably making ammunition for the Saviors and she know where he is.
Rosita and Daryl observe the Bullet Factory Outpost, they see Eugene receiving a shipment of hundreds of bullet casings to make into new bullets. Rosita decides that instead of taking out the machines, they will take out the man, implying she intends to kill Eugene, something that Daryl agrees with.
Rosita and Daryl take out the guards escorting Eugene and they capture him. Daryl and Rosita escort Eugene back to the Hilltop. He talks, endlessly, prompting Daryl to threaten to cut his tongue out. Rosita clams him down, insisting Saviors will be out looking for Eugene by now.
Eugene tries to defend his alliance with Negan, Rosita, however, says Eugene is the reason the Saviors were able to escape the Sanctuary and everyone who has died is Eugene's fault. Eugene, however, blames Rick for all of the deaths, prompting Rosita to put a gun to his jaw. She lashes at him about being a coward and turning against his only friends. She won't kill him, though, because they're going to lock him in the darkest hole they can find and the only time he'll see light is when they need him to teach them how to do something useful.
Rosita, Daryl and Eugene encounter a herd of walkers. While Daryl kills walkers, Eugene uses this as a distraction and makes himself vomit on Rosita and runs off before she is able to recover. Rosita and Daryl follow Eugene's tracks through a pile of ash, completely overlooking his hiding spot.
Rosita is among the Militia forces that ambush Lance's team of Saviors. Along with the rest of the Militia, Rosita is ambushed by Negan's forces, but is suddenly saved when the Saviors' guns explode. During the following battle, Rosita shoots Regina and a few other Saviors to save the life of Eugene and stands next to him during Rick's speech following Negan's defeat.
After the war ends, Rosita asks Eugene if he was responsible for the exploding weapons. Eugene admits that he was, having been inspired by Gabriel's inept attempts at sabotage and some of the things Rosita said to him when she held him captive. Rosita punches Eugene in the face for vomiting on her, but otherwise appears to forgive him for his actions.
Rosita will appear in this episode.
This list shows the victims Rosita has killed:
- Large Savior
- Neil (Zombified)
- Olivia (Indirectly Caused)
- Bike Park Savior
- Lance (Alongside her fellow militia members)
- 2 unnamed Wolves
- 22 unnamed Saviors (8 Direct, 10 alongside Alexandrians, 4 Zombified)
- 1 unnamed Scavenger
- 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 Q&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 from "Remember", she meets with Pete Anderson, the town's surgeon, and is assigned to work as his medical assistant.
- It was revealed on the Talking Dead episode of "Not Tomorrow Yet" by Ross Marquand that Rosita has past military experience, and it was this experience alongside Abraham's that helped the group execute their raid of the Savior outpost in the episode.
- In "Hearts Still Beating", Rosita was given a permanent scar on her right cheek from Arat, a Savior, when she cut into her skin.
- Aside from this, Rosita is the second main character to have a scar on her cheek. First being Beth Greene.
- Rosita has killed the tenth largest amount of living characters on the TV show with a total of at least 26 victims, Michonne and Aaron are tied as having the ninth largest with at least 29, Ezekiel has the eighth largest with at least 39, Dwight has the seventh largest with at least 42, Morgan has the sixth largest with at least 45, The Governor has the fifth largest with at least 62, Rick and Daryl are tied as having the fourth largest with at least 68, Carol has the third largest with at least 93, Simon has the second largest with at least 172, and Negan has the largest with at least 225.
- Rosita is the only character to appear in more episodes in a single season than Rick.
- As of "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be", Rosita, Eugene and Tara are the only remaining characters introduced in Season 4.