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This article is about Glenn's and Maggie's child. You may be looking for his Comic Series counterpart, his grandfather, the Comic Series character, the Video Game character, or the Assault character.

"Hi, mom!"
—Hershel to Maggie.[src]

Hershel Rhee is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is the son of Maggie Rhee and the late Glenn Rhee.

Post-Apocalypse

Virginia

Hershel Rhee is the child of Glenn and Maggie Rhee, who were survivors of the initial outbreak and met shortly after the collapse of civilization. After getting married and arriving at the Alexandria Safe-Zone in Virginia, the two felt comfortable to conceive a child in the post-apocalypse, believing to have settled in a place safe enough to raise one.

Season 6

"Knots Untie"

Nearly six weeks after Hershel's conception, Glenn and Maggie traveled to the Hilltop Colony in order to establish a trade deal. Upon learning their doctor, Dr. Harlan Carson, was an OBGYN, they decided to get an ultrasound of Hershel.

Season 7

"The Day Will Come When You Won't Be"

Hershel is hallucinated by Rick in an idyllic dream with his parents and the rest of the group at Alexandria having dinner outside.

"The Other Side"

Hershel appears on an ultrasound performed by Dr. Carson on Maggie.

Season 9

"A New Beginning"

Hershel was born in the fall of 2012, several months after the end of the war against the Saviors. Maggie had named her son after his late grandfather, Hershel and kept his father's surname, Rhee.

In early 2014, while everyone is at Kenneth's funeral, a saddened Maggie holds Hershel and watches from the balcony. Later that night, she takes him out for a stroll and runs into Gregory, who tells her someone may have defaced Glenn's grave. When Maggie is attacked by a hooded stranger, Hershel falls from his stroller to the grass and starts crying, before being picked up. The next day, Rick arrives at the Hilltop to visit. On the balcony, he holds Hershel and calls him perfect, kissing him on his head. Maggie jokingly calls him a "stinker" and then carries him to his crib to sleep.

"The Bridge"

Hershel is playing with Maggie in her office at Barrington House while she talks to Jesus.

"The Obliged"

While looking at the community from the balcony, Maggie holds Hershel and kisses him in the forehead before passing him over to the babysitter.

"Stradivarius"

At some point, during the six years after Rick's supposed death, Maggie, along with Hershel, left Hilltop for Georgie's group. Maggie didn't want to be near Negan, which was a constant reminder of Glenn's murder, and didn't want Hershel to grow up in that same mindset.

Georgie's Group

Hershel grew up being raised in different communities as his mom, Georgie, Hilda, and Midge assisted the settlements by offering knowledge of infrastructure. However, all the settlements eventually fell. While in a community in Tennessee, Georgie and the twins left out west. Afterwards, the community in Tennessee fell.

Maggie then remembered how she and Glenn talked about going to her grandmother's beach house after Beth had died, and so she returned to Georgia and brought Hershel to her grandmother's. With no walkers around, Hershel was able to play on the beach and Maggie was able to relax. There, she spent all night talking to Hershel about his mom's family. He then asked Maggie how his father died. She answered that a bad man killed him, to which Hershel wanted to know if the bad man was dead. Maggie couldn't answer him.

The next day, Maggie and Hershel met another community that needed her help. However, it too fell as it was attacked by the Reapers - leaving only Hershel, Maggie, Cole, Elijah, Maya, Ainsley, Gus, Kim, Matty, Billy, and Jen. In the fall of 2021, Maggie receives a letter from Carol, stating that Jesus, Enid, and Tara were killed by a group called the Whisperers - a cult of primitivists who wear the faces of walkers to camouflage walkers and control herds. With thousands of walkers at their disposal, they threaten the communities - and Carol pleads for Maggie to return and to help. Maggie agrees to help and brings Hershel and their friends.

Season 10

"Home Sweet Home"

While Maggie, Elijah, and Cole went to deal with the Whisperers and help the communities, Hershel stayed behind in a cabin in the woods with Maya, Ainsley, Gus, Kim, Matty, Billy, and Jen. However, a Reaper following through on Pope's hit out on Maggie, attacks the cabin by setting it on fire. Jen and Billy die in the blaze while Hershel escapes with the others.

The Reaper then began to shoot at the survivors, killing Matty and causing the others to split up. Kim picked up Hershel to get away faster. The Reaper then killed Kim, forcing Hershel to flee and climb a tree. Maggie, along with Daryl, Kelly, Elijah, and Cole reunite with Gus, Maya, and Ainsley. However, Gus is killed by the Reaper. Maya then goes looking for Hershel and finds him in the tree. However, Maya and Ainsley get shot and killed by the Reaper. Before dying, Maya showed Maggie Hershel's direction.

Maggie and Daryl are then attacked by the Reaper, but is then shot by Kelly and surrounded by Elijah and Cole. The Reaper reveals to Maggie that Pope marked her, before killing himself with a grenade. Hershel, still in the tree, heard his mom whistle for him and whistled back. Seeing his mom first, he threw an acorn at her head and greeted her. Afterwards, Hershel and Maggie went to the trailers to sleep, and the next day returned to Alexandria. Hershel then passes Negan, the man who murdered his father.

"Here's Negan"

Hershel is seen walking down the streets of Alexandria and singing with his mother.

Season 11

"Acheron: Part I"

Hershel will appear in this episode.

"Hunted"

Hershel will appear in this episode.

"Out of the Ashes"

Hershel will appear in this episode.

"For Blood"

Hershel will appear in this episode.

Appearances

Episodes 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Season 1
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Season 3
Season 4
Season 5
Season 6 🖼
Season 7 🖼
Season 8
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Season 10
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Appears Voice is heard
👁 Appears with no lines Appears in a flashback
Appears as a walker 🖼 Appears in a photograph/video
Appears as a corpse Appears in a hallucination/dream

Trivia

References

  1. https://youtu.be/5CPLu6MiF0g/ Lauren Cohan confirms Hershel's age. At 1:20.

TV Series Characters
Grimes Family JudithR.J.RickCarlLori
King County LambertPaulaShaneLeonMr. SiggardMrs. Siggard
Jones Family MorganJennyDuane
Atlanta Camp CarolDarylMoralesGlennAndreaMerleTheodoreDaleSophiaJacquiMirandaLouisElizaAmyEdJim
Nursing Home MiguelFelipeJorgeGuillermoMr. Gilbert
Center for Disease Control EdwinCandace
Military Personnel WellesWilsonBradySeanFranklinCoxCallaway
Greene Family Farm MaggieBethHershelPatriciaJimmyAnnetteShawnArnoldOtisJosephine
The Living NateRandallSeanTonyDave
Michonne's Group MichonneMikeTerryAndre
The Prison AxelOscarAndrewTomasBig Tiny
Woodbury JeanettePhilipMrs. RichardsMs. McLeodMartinezShumpertMr. JacobsonKarenMr. RichardsOwenErynGregMiltonDr. StevensRowanEileenMrs. FosterBettyEmilyNoahPaulJodyRichardHaleyPennyWarrenMichaelGargulioCrowleyTim
Tyreese's Group SashaTyreeseAllenBenDonna
Prison Newcomers LukeMollyBobLizzieMikaJulioHenryNorisCalebDavidRyanCharliePatrickChloeZach
Chambler Family TaraLillyMeghanDavid
Martinez's Group HowardMitchAlishaPete
Ford Family AbrahamEllenA.J.Becca
Post-Prison Survivors EugeneRositaGabriel
The Claimers DanBillyHarleyTonyJoeLenLou
Terminus MartinGregTheresaGarethAlbertMikeMaryAlex
Grady Memorial Hospital StevenTanakaAlvaradoAmandaBelloLicariPercyMcGinleyFrancoNoahDawnO'DonnellBobJeffriesGormanJoanGavinHanson
Alexandria Safe-Zone AaronBarbaraScottKyleSocorroVincentHeathNoraMrs. RobinsonAlexJenWayneCherylEnidRussBobBruceTobinAnnaMikeyFrancineKent SpencerOliviaDeniseDeannaLucyRonJessieSamMayaDavidBetsyNicholasAnnieWillTommySturgessBarnesNatalieStacyMichaelJefferyRichardsHollySamanthaBobbyCharlyneO'HaraDineshDanErinAdrianParkShellyCarterPeteRegAidenEric
The Wolves OwenAphid
The Saviors NeganGracieSherryDwightAmberTanyaGinaQuanAldenPotterJoséBrookeMelJohnMarcusJonahAliceLauraBrandonFrankieD.J.RichieRegina JedNorrisArat JustinSimonDukeLanceGaryReillyJaredEvanKatyKenoDerekDeanGavinGomezPaulieDukeMarkZiaLeoYagoJoeyGuntherRudyToddDinoHuckWadeCamNelsonMaraGordonRoyDavidEmmettIsabelleJosephChrisGeorgeNeilRomanJiroMilesPrimoPaulaMichelleMollyDonnieGabeTimmyTina
Hilltop Colony BertieMarcoHershelKalEduardoBriannaTroyRoyGageOscarEarlPennyFelixAdelineRodneyTammy RoseCasperMartinMilesHildePaulGregoryKennethStephanieCraigCrystalWesleyHarlanNeilFreddieAndyEthan
The Kingdom EzekielJerryDianneNabilaEzraAliyahMariamJoshuaJennyWilliamHenryDanaKevinKurtAlvaroDanielColtonRichardBenjamin
Oceanside CyndieRachelJulesBeatriceKathyNatania
The Scavengers AnneTamielBrionFarronWinslow
Georgie's Group HildaMidgeGeorgie
Magna's Group MagnaLukeConnieKellyYumikoBernie
The Whisperers LydiaAdamKeithBetaAlphaRufusMaryDanteFrancesZionRasmusSeanHelen
Baltimore CyrusAmandaLamarFrankRoseMatias
The Highwaymen AlfredMargoAlekOzzy
Jocelyn's Group WinnieP.J.GinaLinusMitchellJocelyn
Bloodsworth Island VirgilLucyCelesteJeremiahLisa
The Wardens ElijahTeresaAgathaDuncanColeMayaAinsleyGusBillyJenFrost
The Reapers LeahFisherWashingtonBooneAustinBrandonManceaPopeDeaverAnchetaPowellPaulBossieMichaelNichollsMontanioMatthew
Mays Family Mr. MaysMaysMrs. Mays
The Commonwealth StephanieLivitsGarciaClarkEvansMercerSorsensenZellVazquezStephanieLanceElaineCharlesTomichiKaseyJohnKaylaSebastianMarcusPamela
Valak's Vipers Craven
Miscellaneous Survivors JuanitaWilhelmAidenBaileyFranklinTomJesseSiddiqMiloAmeliaLeslieEastmanSamChristopherAnaLucilleMrs. BlakeClara
Animals DogNellyShivaTabithaButtonsDukeFlameVioletHunter
Walkers CarlaDellyJoe Sr.BillTonyNickErinDougLouiseWayneSummerHannahEddie
Alive characters appear in green. Unknown characters appear in blue. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.

Unnamed or Unseen Characters (Onslaught)
Alexandria Safe-Zone EugeneAaronJudithCarlGlenn
Hilltop Colony MaggieHershelGregory
Firesign Stadium Merle
The Saviors Negan
Gold 99 BrettN.W.Timmy
Junkyard Morgan
Miscellaneous Survivors Lars' DaughterLemLisaBennettKenRoriWilliamsCarlosLenaRobJerRodrigoGracieKevinSyskoRichDriverMiaIsmail
Alive characters appear in green. Unknown characters appear in blue. Dead characters appear in red and italics. Undead characters appear in gray and italics.

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