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Reactions are pouring in on Twitter over the death of fan-favorite character Tyreese.
Our own Walking Dead expert, Chris "The Doc" Bushley, called it the "worst episode EVER!!" adding it was a "really dumb way to lose him."
Likewise, I thought the death of Tyreese was done for shock value.
I don't think I can agree with the group deciding to split off to "do it for Beth," which puts them in danger. Tyreese, really, died for nothing, and the loss of such a beloved character to go out with a bite to the arm seemed underwhelming and even less deserved.
I did think the episode was well directed as the foreshadowing throughout the episode was great. There were certain tidbits that were cool as well (Glenn's bat?!), and did anyone else think Tyreese was going to live and have one arm, similar to Rick in the comics? Also: How come they didn't tie a belt around Tyreese's arm to stop the bleeding? Or find gasoline and try to cauterize the wound themselves?
Or how about waiting until they got back to the group to cut the arm off?
I did understand why they killed Tyreese off as I felt Tyreese was too tied down to the world before The Walking Dead and couldn't make the jump to the new world (as evidenced by him not wanting to kill).
That said, I felt Chad Coleman brought something to the show the other characters didn't. Tyreese was like a big teddy bear, a brother or even a potential father-figure. He was someone you could trust; the guy was human. Tyreese was the rock. I suppose those types of characters can't survive in The Walking Dead.
We'll miss you, Tyreese.
Watch: The Death Of Tyreese:
Never 4get Tyreese— hey its Jottías (@jottiQ) February 9, 2015
NO TYREESE NO— valar morghuli(nn)s (@deanssugarcube) February 9, 2015
Who else loved yesterday's episode of The Walking Dead, it was also sad as well.... R.I.P Tyreese He will be missed.— Matthew Velez (@mattv0710) February 9, 2015
No! What happened to Tyreese?! I still can't watch!— ☆♡ Kathleen Erika ♡☆ (@ImKathErika) February 9, 2015
NOO, TYREESE!— Chente ™ (@BeMarianBe) February 9, 2015
@Bryna_C Same here. First Dale, now Tyreese. Fuck that shit! Why don't they kill Rick for a change. He gets on my nerves like HELL.— Alexander (@Mr_Picard) February 9, 2015
@jasonandkaren I loved it. Great episode. I kind of figured Tyreese would die but I didn't think he would last night. Total shock— Brenda (@blunn63) February 9, 2015
Anyone else struggling with the fact that Father Gabriel is alive and Bob and Tyreese are dead?— RIP TYREESE (@dixon_claimed) February 9, 2015
@WalkingDead_AMC WE ALL FEEL LACK OF TYREESE