All week long, we’ve been asking readers like YOU to predict who will be killed off on “The Walking Dead” Season 5 finale. And according to exclusive Gold Derby odds, we’re in for a massive bloodbath. Hurry — make your own predictions now and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. Time is almost up!
The six characters most likely to die in the season finale are:
1.) Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) with 9/2 odds
2.) Glenn (Steven Yeun) with 11/2 odds
3.) Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh) with 11/2 odds
4.) Carol (Melissa McBride) with 6/1 odds
5.) Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) with 13/2 odds
6.) Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) with 7/1 odds
These odds will keep changing throughout the day as more and more “Walking Dead” fans have their say. Disagree with those current death odds? Then cast your OWN votes now. You must make your predictions before Sunday at 4 p.m. to be eligible to win our $100 grand prize.
While I concede that Abraham has a good chance of being killed off next amongst the main characters — let’s face it, the writers seem to have run out of storylines for him — I think our readers are dead wrong by not predicting Tara (Alanna Masterson) to die from the group of recurring players.
Don’t forget, the last time we saw Tara at the end of Episode 14, she was critically wounded from the grenade going off inside the warehouse. Yes, Eugene (Josh McDermitt) carried her outside to safety, but how long can Tara actually survive at Alexandria with such serious wounds? She’s definitely my pick to die next.
If I’m right that Tara will be killed off, I’ll receive more points for my correct answer because she has lower odds (8/1) than those mentioned above. Remember: the more points you earn at season’s end, the better chance you have of winning if there’s a tie for which readers have the highest prediction accuracy.
When Bob and Gareth both died in Episode 3, Bob was #1 on our chart while Gareth was way down in our #8 slot.
When Beth died in Episode 8, she tied at #1 on our chart with the “No One” option.
When Tyreese died in Episode 9, he was #2 on our chart (behind “No One”).
When Noah died in Episode 14, he was #2 on our chart (behind “No One”).
It’s fair to say of this season’s five big deaths (not counting Buttons) our readers correctly saw all of them coming, save for Gareth’s shocking demise at the beginning of the season.
Average Gold Derby users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your picks. Where do you place on our overall Season 5 leaderboard? Our reader SamEckmann is in first place with 80.75% accuracy, Max is in second place with 74.92%, JackO is in third place with 73.97% and tommy is in fourth place with 73.13%. Can you take down these frontrunners to win our contest and eternal bragging rights?
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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 Glenn will be killed off next, make sure you put him 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 Glenn will die, that means he’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 this TV show you are given one special 200 point bet that you can use strategically to gain more points. Click here to go at it.
Get started by making your prediction as to which of the remaining “Walking Dead” main characters will die using our easy drag-and-drop menu below. And be sure to sound off on the current season in Gold Derby’s TV forum.