"They were good people, all of them."
—Bob speaking about the residents that died in the bus.[src]

The achey woman is survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is one of the newcomers in the prison.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about this woman's life before or as the outbreak began.


Season 4


This woman is a part of a group of residents, consisting of Jeanette, Noris' son, a Woodbury resident, and another woman, brought to Cell Block A to be quarantined.


The woman is seen trying to sleep in her cell as Glenn and Hershel check on the patients. Later, she sits upright on her bed, shaking. She steps out of her cell to see what is happening to the bearded man when he begins to violently cough and shake before dying.

When some of the patients turn into zombies, the woman flees towards the door that Maggie tries to break open, but she is unable to escape. Later she managed to lock herself in the cell underneath where Hershel and Henry fought.

"Too Far Gone"

This woman is seen running through the prison courtyard with another man and manages to escape on the Woodbury bus with other survivors.


The woman is found zombified, along with several other prison residents, on the bus. She is discovered by Maggie, Bob and Sasha after they see the bus sitting in the middle of the road, they walk over to the side of the bus, and this reanimated woman frightens Maggie as she starts clawing at one of the windows. As the survivors attempt to put down the zombified residents, she is the third person to stumble out of the bus, only to be stabbed in the head by Maggie, causing her to fall to the ground, revealing that she was bitten on the neck.


Killed By

After the Governor's Militia attacked and destroyed the prison, she managed to escape onto the bus.

Sometime after, presumably everyone aboard the bus was killed, her included. She then reanimated as a zombie.

After the achey woman reanimated as a zombie, she was discovered by Maggie, Bob and Sasha. She poured out of the bus with the other reanimated prison residents and was put down by Maggie.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims this woman has killed:


TV Series

Season 4


  • The name of this character is not used in dialogue nor is she credited, but the name "The Achey Woman" was given to her by the writers and crew.
    • This character is nicknamed as "Achey Brakey" on the set.
  • According to her actress, the woman was supposed to interact with Carol in "Isolation" by giving her a look as if she was saying "Do I really have to go into the cell block?" where Carol responded with a stern look of finality.[1]
  • When the camera zooms out to show the pile of dead residents, the Achey Woman can be seen in a different position than how she died. The actress explains that the director thought it looked like everyone was "taking a nap" so he had everyone shift their positions.[2]


Unnamed or Unseen TV Characters
King County DianeLindaTomFredCindyJudithKingsleyDaniels
KellySarahTyrellSheilaMaryanneHollyMother 1Mother 2Criminal 1Criminal 2Criminal 3
Atlanta Camp Survivor
Nursing Home AbuelaCarlito
Greene Family Farm LaceyDuncanMr. FischerMrs. Fischer
Woodbury Resident 1MotherResident 2Resident 4Foster DaughterResident 3Resident 8PeteMichaelRobbieGuard 1Guard 3Resident 5Resident 12Resident 7Resident 9Resident 10Mean GuardBobEisenbergGuard 2Governor's Victims
Military Personnel Guardsman 6Guardsman 2Guardsman 4Guardsman 3
Guardsman 5Guardsman 1
Mexican Family FatherMotherSonBaby
Prison Newcomers TeenagerNewcomerWomanNoris' Son
Martinez' Camp Resident 1Resident 2Resident 3
Terminus ChuckCynthiaKayleeBroadcasting WomanResident 1GuardCrazed ManResident 2Butcher 1Butcher 2
Abraham's Group WarrenRexJosiahDirkStephanieJosephineRogerPam
Alexandria Safe-Zone RosemaryBarbara's SonBarbara's DaughterResident 4Resident 1Resident 3Resident 2PascalTedLucyMaya
The Wolves Wolf 1Wolf 4Wolf 3Wolf 2Wolf 5
Hilltop Colony Ms. MaitlinMarshaTimRory
The Saviors Savior 19Savior 21Savior 30Savior 20Savior 6Savior 22JeremyJ. MoneySavior 16Savior 17Savior 18Savior 29Savior 26Savior 23Savior 25Savior 24Savior 27Savior 28Savior 13Savior 15Savior 14Savior 12Gracie's FatherSavior 11Savior 10Savior 9J. TopRoySavior 5Savior 8Savior 7Savior 3Savior 4Savior 2Savior 1Maria
The Kingdom Alvaro's FatherResident 1
Oceanside Resident 1Resident 2
Animals PigletsHorse
Miscellaneous Characters FrankDavidsonBrianJeanJerryWilhelmSamJoe Jr.JaneRachelT.ManWomanDennisYoung BoyEnid's MotherEnid's Father40's Man20's ManSurvivorFatherHitchhikerHermitCrightonMrs. BlakeIrmaRed Poncho ManLibrary SurvivorLucille
Alive characters appear in green. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Unknown characters appear in blue. Undead characters appear in grey and italics.