Daryl grabs Henry, who grabs Lydia, and together the four escape. After Frank dies, Alpha raises Lydia with cruelty, treating her more like her servant than her child, to the point of making Lydia call her "Alpha" instead of "momma". Using the cover of the storm, the Kingdom's group passes the pikes into Alpha's territory, finding only frozen walkers along the way, and arrive at a river that has been frozen over. , Lydia, as she appears in the comic book series, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "The Walking Dead: Cassady McClincy breaks down Lydia's first episode | EW.com", "Review: The Walking Dead 916, "The Storm", "A snowstorm leads to hard choices on The Walking Dead season finale", The Fall of the Governor, Part One and Two, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Lydia_(The_Walking_Dead)&oldid=1064750577, Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from June 2019, All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles with unsourced statements from May 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License 3.0, This page was last edited on 10 January 2022, at 01:19. After Daryl leaves, Lydia introduces herself to Henry and the two start to get to know each other; Daryl overhears this conversation. As Lydia explains, Henry starts to become more compassionate towards Lydia.
In the episode "The Calm Before", after the fair at the Kingdom begins, Alpha sneaks into the fair by posing as an Alexandria resident. In the episode "Omega", Lydia describes her backstory to Henry while both are in the community prison, unaware Daryl is listening in. [volume&issueneeded] She tries to get information about the Hilltop community by talking to Carl,[volume&issueneeded] and later starts a sexual relationship with him. That night, as most of the fairgoers gather to watch a movie, Lydia is saving a seat for Henry when Alpha quietly sits next to her and gestures for her to stay quiet. She has consistently located the raw-wound heart of the character, making even those groan-inducing moments of teenage romance between Henry and herself maintain a degree of appeal that would otherwise curdle into cloying nonsense".
Lydia mentions where her mother and her people may be camped, but notes that they frequently move about. Lydia then tells them that she had lied about her history.
Lydia is portrayed by Cassady McClincy on The Walking Dead television series, beginning with the ninth season. Lydia leaves the necklace Henry made for her on the ground by the pike that once held Henry's head.
However, her deceit was later exposed by Aaron (Ross Marquand), who let Gamma (Thora Birch) see Lydia for herself. Enid and Addy are able to track down Henry and Lydia to an abandoned house near the Hilltop, where Henry has provided Lydia a new set of clothes. Lydia's story is told in flashbacks that date to the months after the walker outbreak. He finds her arm covered in marks, which she says came from her mother. Moments later, Daryl and Connie arrive disguised as Whisperers to free and rescue Henry; they prepare to retreat. Lydia is locked up and questioned by Daryl. She asks Henry to stay with her through the night. Alpha subsequently lied and told her people that Lydia was dead in a bid to prevent others from following in her footsteps. On their way back to camp, Alpha asks Lydia why she didn't mention Henry. In Alphas mind, she was doing all of this for Lydia and she wants Lydia to carry on her mantle - that would be the only way that she wants to die, she added to Entertainment Weekly. , Erik Kain of Forbes reviewed the episode "Chokepoint" and asserted that Lydia's relationship with Henry appeared "to have popped out of nowhere and blossomed much too quickly it would have been more believable if their relationship had more time to grow and develop before Alpha came and took Lydia back". Alpha decides that Henry is coming with them.
In the episode "Scars", Daryl, Connie, Henry and Lydia take shelter at Alexandria.
Daryl and Michonne kill two while the thirdLydiasurrenders and is taken prisoner back to the Hilltop. Lydia rejects the Whisperers completely and is disowned by her mother. Lydia is a survivor who, along with her parents, "Alpha" and Frank, survived the initial stages of the zombie apocalypse. Daryl continues to talk to her as well, trying to scope out the size of her group as Lydia claims that they may be coming to save her. Lydia wanders into the forest and finds a walker half-buried in the snow. Daryl was bleeding profusely from his forehead and leg, while Alpha was fading in and out of consciousness after having a branch driven through her arm. At night, Beta takes Henry to Alpha.
Kang suggested that she had now given up on getting Lydia back and instead realises that her daughter might be lost to her. The Whisperers soon arrive back at their camp. Alpha slaps her across the face, ordering her to address her as "Alpha" like everyone else does. But to make that happen, it all gets so screwed up because, of course, there would be a part of Lydia thats tempted to just end it, but the darkness it would take to kill your own mother, even a mother thats as villainous and screwed up as Alpha is its like Alphas telling her, Do this so that you become like me.. Daryl seemed equally understanding when he learned that Lydia had instead left Alpha to be rescued at the gas station. This in turn lead to Gamma turning her back on The Whisperers and handing herself over to Alexandria with warnings about Alphas horde. Since she cannot go back to her mother, Lydia asks Carol to kill her, but Carol refuses Lydia's request and tells her that she is not weak.
And shes trying to reject that philosophy, but it puts her in a very, very painful compromised position.. When morning comes, Daryl returns and Lydia states that she doesn't think her mother will be coming.
Club noted that "Alphas daughter has been a surprisingly strong presenceand it has everything to do with Cassady McClincys performance. Unmasked, Alpha drops her knife and makes Lydia pick it up, commanding her to kill Henry with it so that she can prove what side she's on; Lydia picks up the knife and begins to cry.
Her mother warns her not to be weak and that Beta will kill them both if she doesn't kill Henry. Carl's lingering feelings for Sophia finally ends their relationship, although they remain close friends.. Carol goes looking for Lydia, who has disappeared. Three of the "walkers" turn out to be humans in disguise.
Suddenly, a small horde of walkers show up and begin eating the unmasked Whisperers, creating mass confusion. Kang continued: What kind of a thing is that to lay on your teenage daughter? The latest episode saw Lydia emerge from the shadows after Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Alphas brutal scrap. Henry decides to let Lydia out of her cell for a while and discreetly shows her what the Hilltop has to offer.
Kang said that in refusing to kill Alpha, Lydia had saved herself from following in her footsteps. Lydia towered over her mother and urged her to see the error of her ways, but in an alarming turn of events, Alpha urged her to stab her through the stomach and take over as the leader of The Whisperers. Later, Daryl's group finds a line of ten decapitated heads on pikes, one of which is Henry's. She takes off her glove while crying and offers her hand to the walker to commit suicide, but stops when Carol appears and follows her back to the group. Lydia explains that he wasn't worth mentioning, but Alpha reminds her that he just risked his life to save her, so she must be lying. The Walking Dead airs on Sunday's on AMC in the US and on Mondays on Fox in the UK.
Lydia (Cassady McClincy) famously denounced her mother Alpha (Samantha Morton) and turned her back on The Whisperers to join the allied communities. Lydia opts to return to Hilltop of her own accord and is returned to Alpha in exchange for the return of Alden and Luke, two Hilltop residents being held prisoner by the Whisperers.
Reunited, Lydia apologizes to her mother. As for what comes next, Alpha seemed more vengeful than ever after Lydia carved the words your way isnt the only way, into the table next to her. Thats kind of where we got to, which is if youre Alpha and you think youre dying and your daughter comes, what is it that Alpha really wants when it comes to Lydia? she reflected.
Henry reveals that he came alone to rescue Lydia. Its just the darkness of what Alphas asking her to do, she has to fight it, because she doesnt want to be dragged down to the same level as her mother, where nothing matters other than just the survival of the fittest. ALPHA and Lydias relationship has long baffled The Walking Dead viewers and the pair clashed once again in the latest episode. Alpha and the others quickly put on their masks so that they can try to lure the herd away. [volume&issueneeded] After the war against his group, Lydia goes to the ranks of Rick's group and survives to the end of the story. Lydia is one of the Whisperers to follow Paul "Jesus" Monroe, Darius and two other guards. , Aaron Neuwirth of We Live Entertainment reviewed the episode "The Storm", stating, "Cassady McClincy has done a lot with a character who could have come off as the worst throughout these past few episodes that have heavily relied on her". Lydia is a fictional character from the comic book series The Walking Dead and the television series of the same name, where she is portrayed by Cassady McClincy. However, her relationship with Henry is cut short when Alpha brutally murders him and several other residents of Hilltop. Lydia and Henry fall in love and begin a relationship, with her ultimately rejecting the Whisperers in favor of the other communities who agree to grant Lydia asylum.
Henry eventually catches up with Lydia and the Whisperers, but is found and captured by Beta, Alpha's second-in-command. While Lydia has an opportunity to take a hammer and strike Henry with it to escape, the cries of a baby cause her to panic, and she begs to be returned to her cell. , Alex McLevy of The A.V. In the mid-season premiere, "Adaptation", as Daryl, Michonne, and the others return to the Hilltop, they spot six walkers following them and lure the group into a confrontation on a covered bridge. Alpha tells her she is not strong and is no longer part of her group, and departs. After being captured by Daryl Dixon and Michonne, and kept as a prisoner in a cell at the Hilltop, Lydia begins to form a bond with Henry.  She makes her first appearance in the episode "Adaptation". In the episode "Bounty", Lydia's mother, Alpha, arrives at Hilltop with some of the Whisperers and demands the release of Lydia. Show boss Angela Kang has spoken out about the harrowing exchange and Lydia's refusal to murder her mother, despite her many atrocities. Outside the theater, Alpha tries to convince Lydia to leave the Kingdom with her, but Lydia rejects her. [volume&issueneeded] She is captured by Jesus. In the season finale "The Storm", Ezekiel makes the decision to abandon the Kingdom, assembling a large caravan of the remaining survivors to seek out better shelter at the Hilltop. Daryl, who had been similarly beaten as a child, displays sympathy for Lydia's abuse, but she remains uncooperative. That evening, Daryl, Connie, Henry and Lydia depart for the Kingdom.
[volume&issueneeded] She is put in a cell next to Carl's. Inside the Hilltop, Daryl discovers that Henry and Lydia have escaped. In the episode "Guardians", as Alpha leads her group back to camp, she questions Lydia about her time at the Hilltop, but Lydia claims that she has little information of interest. Lydia is at heart, this very good person who wants to be a good person and who wants to be part of this group that is more of a family than shes ever had with her own mother.
She eventually catches up to Lydia, who believes that she is to blame for their situation and feels she can't stay with them. In next weeks episode, Hilltop gear up for battle as Alpha spearheads a brutal siege.