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Season five sam
Actor Robin Lord Taylor
Gender Male
Hair Blond
Age Early to mid 20's
Occupation Unknown
Family Ana - Former Girlfriend (Deceased)
First Appearance "Indifference"
Last Appearance "No Sanctuary"
Death Episode "No Sanctuary"
Cause of Death Throat slit by a butcher.
Status Dead
Series lifespan "Indifference" to "No Sanctuary"
Ethnicity Caucasian-American
Sam's throat is slit by one of the butchers.
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"I thought everybody was an asshole before this all went down. Now I love people. You know... people who are alive."
—Sam to Rick and Carol.[src]

Sam is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He has a girlfriend named Ana.


Sam, along with his girlfriend are described as easy going and "extremely thin". He is also described as being a bit of a joker. He and Ana first met at a camp and have been together ever since. 


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Sam's life before or as the outbreak began. He possibly lived near the prison area.


Season 4


Sam and Ana were the only ones to escape when their camp was overrun by walkers. They then became lovers. Later, Rick killed a walker outside of a room in which they were trapped. Rick and Carol gave Sam and Ana guns, and they all split up to find supplies. Rick gives Sam his watch so that he can return on time. Carol and Rick later find Ana's body being devoured by walkers, and Sam never returned to the house. Until season 5, it is unknown what happened to him.

Season 5

"No Sanctuary"

After not returning to Carol and Rick at the house, Sam made his way to Terminus, where he was captured and held hostage in a container marked D with at least three other survivors. At Terminus, after Rick is set at the pig trough, it is revealed that Sam is alive. Sam arrived at Terminus around the same time as Rick, as his hair has grown out and he has yet to be executed for food. Sam looks over at Rick, shaking in fear as two Terminus lackeys walk over to him. Sam continues to stare in fear as one of the guards slams a baseball bat to his head, then the other slashes his throat, killing him. Carol later finds Rick's watch, which was in Sam's possession until his arrival at Terminus, in a storage room for the victims' belongings.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Sam has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies.


Killed By

Sam somehow reached/was brought to Terminus and kept as a prisoner. After being knocked out by a bat to the back of his head, he had his throat slit by a guard in the slaughterhouse. He was avenged when Rick killed the butchers and later killed Gareth to prevent anyone else from suffering Sam's fate.



Ana was Sam's girlfriend. Ana met him when their camp was overrun by walkers, and they teamed up together, and eventually became lovers. Ana says that Sam saved her and they fell in love and the rest is history, indicating they have been together for a while, long enough for Ana's broken leg to heal back over. 

Rick Grimes

"We won't take any chances. We'll look. And if it's cake, we'll do it. If not, we'll just roll. I mean, you don't look so good yourself, man. Are you a righty or a lefty?"
—Sam offering to help Rick.[src]

Rick and Sam had a stable relationship for the short time they knew each other. Rick offered his help to Sam and told him that he was welcome to join them. Rick recommended that Sam stay at the house but after Carol suggested that she should help look for supplies in the other houses, Ana and Sam were eager to prove their worth. Rick was worried that their injuries would slow them down and put them in danger and decided not to let them go off on their own, but eventually gave in to their willingness to help. When Sam did not return, Rick was worried for him and waited patiently, believing that Sam would return but eventually was forced to leave. Later when they were both captured in Terminus they met again and Rick was shocked to see him and even more so when he was killed horrifically along with the other 3 who had been killed. Later when Carol was returning the watch Rick gave to Sam back to Rick, he showed signs of grief for Sam's fate. Sam's death was one of the fueling factors that made Rick so eager to kill every Terminus resident, eventually doing so by slaughtering Gareth to prevent any good people left from suffering the same fate.  

Carol Peletier

Carol noticed that Sam's arm was dislocated and pushed it back into its socket. She learned how to do this herself after Ed brutally abused and beat her. After Rick and Carol accepted Ana and Sam into the group and told them about the prison they suggest that they should help Carol and Rick look for supplies to try and prove their worth. Once Carol and Rick found Ana's body, they waited at the house for Sam. When he didn't arrive, Carol suggested they leave and Rick agrees. Carol states that it was a nice watch that Rick gave to Sam. Carol later found the same watch in Terminus, in the same room as some of her other friends' belongings and was told by Rick of Sam's fate. 


TV Series

Season 4

Season 5


  • The casting call for this character used the name Jack.
  • Sam is the first character to die in Season 5.
TV Series Characters
Grimes Family RickCarlJudithLori
Sheriff's Department LambertShaneLeon
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp GlennCarolDarylMoralesMirandaLouisElizaAndrea
Nursing Home GuillermoFelipeMiguelAbuelaGilbertJorge
Jenner Family EdwinCandace
Greene Farm MaggieBethHershelJosephineAnnetteShawnArnold
Dave and Tony's Group NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneAndreMikeTerry
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanetteMcLeodPhilipCaesarShumpertJacobsonOwenErynGregKarenMiltonEricFoster StevensRowanEileenNoahPaulJodyHaleyPennyWarrenRichardMichaelGargulioCrowleyTim
Military Personnel WilsonBradySeanFranklinWellesCallaway
Prison Newcomers SashaTyreeseBobLizzieMikaBeckyLukeMollyJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharlieChloeRichardsPatrickZachAllenBenDonna
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group MitchAlishaRossPete
Ford Family AbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
Post-Prison Survivors RositaEugeneGabriel
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenShepherdLicariFrancoMcGinleyPercyBelloTanakaAlvaradoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone DeannaAaronJessieSpencerTobinRonPeteRegSamOliviaMikeyEnidEricFrancineBruceNicholasNeudermyerKentErinNatalieBobAiden
Miscellaneous Survivors PaulaSamChristopherAnaClara
Animals NellyButtonsFlameViolet
Walkers HannahSummerWayneLouiseDougErinNick
TonyBillJoe Sr.Eddie
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Sam (Season 4)

  • Did Terminus kidnap him?

    2 messages
    • This is just a random thing to ask. But since Terminus and after seeing Beth at the hospital. It just made me wonder, does anyone think Termi...
    • its up to your imagination.
  • Reanimation

    9 messages
    • Obviously Rick meant the butchers. Alex's bullet to the head means no walker Alex. And Sam and the guys from D were still tied up. If any of t...
    • I don't think for a second that they were saving anyone from the pain of anything - just an efficient way of killing people. (and pretty chilling)

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