"The Walking Dead" mid-season finale aired on AMC Sunday, Dec. 1, and gave fans exactly what they wanted: drama, action and shocking plot twists. The Governor, who seemed to be reforming in previous episodes, attacked the prison and fans got to see him and Rick battle it out. After killing (translation: beheading) Hershel in front of his two daughters, the Governor also died in the episode. Another shocking death that tugged at viewer's heartstrings was that of baby Judith, as Rick and Carl discovered her car seat filled with blood. But is she really dead? We are inclined to believe she's still alive and here are four reasons why:
1. There was no body. While it was hinted that Baby Judith was dead from the bloody car seat, those who watched the episode will know that there was no body shown. The bloody car seat alone was hinting at the death of Judith. This is a major hint, as it could just be that someone took Judith and the car seat was bloody due to the fighting seen throughout the episode. That said, skeptics can argue that the network may have chosen not to show a bloody body due to the sensitive nature of the death.
2. The character does not exist in the original comic. In the comics, Judith is never born since she died when her bother was stabbed. Since the character is present in the show, the fate of her character is not predestined on what happens in the comics. Alternatively, this also means that the creative team could kill off her character to keep it similar to the comics. But why keep a character alive, especially a baby, only to kill her off so quickly? RELATED: 'The Walking Dead' Spoilers: 4 Things To Know About Remainder Of Season 4 After The Mid-Season Finale
3. "Talking Dead" excludes Baby Judith from the memorial reel. After each episode of "The Walking Dead," there is an hour-long "Talking Dead" that included a reel "in memorial" of the characters that lost their lives. The reel did not include baby Judith, hinting that she is still alive. Whether Judith is alive (or temporarily alive) is still up in the air, but one thing is for sure: She's not out of the picture yet.
4. Series creator Robert Kirkman is being cryptic. The ambiguity behind baby Judith's death is intentional, as Kirkman has been cryptic about her fate. "There was a lot of blood in that car seat, I don't know," said Kirkman noncommittally. "You'll have to tune in." The ambiguity could mean that the show chose to make it seem like Judith is dead -- for shock value -- only to discover that she is alive. But whether her fate will be discovered right away when the show returns from the mid-season finale or later on, is yet to be determined.