For an episode devoted mostly to a batch of new characters, “The Walking Dead” still managed to excite, entertain and shock its audience Sunday night. Did you accurately predict the answers to our prediction contest questions for Episode 5, titled “Self Help”?
According to Gold Derby’s exclusive racetrack odds, Rosita (Christian Serratos) had the best chance of dying in this episode, with 5/1 odds. Unfortunately for all you bloodthirsty fans, none of the main or recurring characters died this week — not even Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) or Eugene (Josh McDermitt) — meaning that all of the users who predicted “No One” would die earned points based on those correct predictions.
Congratulations to our site user SamEckmann, who got a perfect 100% score on our Episode 5 leaderboard and reaped the most points this week (3,834) thanks to locking in the best odds at the right time. This user correctly predicted all seven questions:
1.) No main characters would die
2.) No recurring characters would die
3.) Glenn and Maggie would kiss
4.) More than 10 walkers would die
5.) Rick and Carl would not use their guns
6.) Daryl would not use his crossbow
7.) Michonne would not use her katana
See all of SamEckmann’s “Walking Dead” predictions so far this season by clicking here. We have a feeling you may want to copy his answers next week.
Disappointed with your personal standings on our Season 5 leaderboard? Then be sure to visit the predictions center by clicking on the top-right link on every page to start making your own forecasts in our weekly “Walking Dead” contest. It’s fun and easy!
Every week you can predict which main character will die next, which recurring character will die next, how many walkers will die and so much more. The ultimate winner will earn a $100 Amazon gift certificate. You have until 4 p.m. PT Sunday night to cast your votes.
To get started, click here or scroll down and make your first prediction using our easy drag-and-drop menu. Be sure to look at all of the current racetrack odds for next week’s episode, titled “Consumed.”
We are forecasting everything from the results on reality TV shows like “Survivor,” “Dancing with the Stars” and “Project Runway” to the body count on “The Walking Dead” to the winners of the Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys. Click on any box to bring up that event and get started.
To vote for who think will be killed off next on “Walking Dead,” drag characters over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order. For example, if you think Rosita will be killed off next, make sure you put her in first place. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated. If the majority of users think Rosita will die, that means she’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the characters who don’t receive many votes have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.
The standard bet for each question is 100 points, which are wagered against the odds you locked in when you saved your predictions. However, for each TV episode you are given one special 200 point bet that you can use strategically to gain more points.
Here’s how racetrack odds work: If you bet 100 on something that has 50/1 odds and you end up being correct, you will receive 50 x 100 points, which equals 5,000 points. You’ll also get your original 100 points back, for a total of 5,100 points.
Get started by making your prediction as to which of the remaining “Walking Dead” main characters will die next using our easy drag-and-drop menu below. And be sure to sound off on the current season in Gold Derby’s TV forum.