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- "You know, I never really knew my dad. And my mom died when... I was a little older than you are now. I still miss her all the time. For a long time, it was just the two of us. And we moved a lot, from job to job. But she always managed to keep us going. I didn't know it then, but... she was teaching me to survive on my own. So I'd be okay if she ever wasn't there. And Carl and your dad did the same thing for you. So you'd always be able to get though the tough times. Pieces of wood are nice. But you don't need that to remember how much they loved you. Besides, I'm really good at fixing things. "
- —Rosita tells her story and comforting Judith Grimes.[src]
Rosita Espinosa is a main character and a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She accompanied Abraham Ford and Eugene Porter on a journey to Washington, D.C., after meeting them in Dallas. Along the way, she formed a romantic relationship with Abraham, which lasted until they settled in the Alexandria Safe-Zone.
Following Abraham's death, Rosita adopts a reckless attitude in order to kill Negan Smith and avenge her former boyfriend. After Eugene helps the Militia win the war against the Saviors, she forgives his betrayal and decides to invest in the communities again with a hopeful mindset.
Six years after Rick Grimes' assumed death, Rosita continues to live in Alexandria and is now in a relationship with Gabriel Stokes, although following a romance with Siddiq, they conceive a daughter whom they co-parent until his death. After moving to the Commonwealth, Rosita joins its army alongside Daryl Dixon.
Rosita is a feisty, brave, and extremely capable survivor with a sassy nature. She mostly appears hot-headed and single minded about the situation she is placed in. She has little room for humor and shows little hesitation in killing a posed threat.
Despite her seriousness and rather sharp attitude, Rosita greatly cares for the members of her group, as demonstrated by her actions in helping Abraham and Eugene reconcile. She did not hold anger towards Eugene for lying and, more recently, saved Abraham's life after a messy breakup, showing she is compassionate.
Rosita heavily relies on other people and it is clear that she has little experience being by herself. Perhaps the first time she was ever alone, Rosita reacted with anger, which can also perhaps indicate she is good at dealing with other people's emotional situations (such as Abraham's and Eugene's), but not so much her own.
After watching Abraham and Glenn get beaten to death by Negan, Rosita became consumed by vengeance. Despite the fact it could cause more death to her community, she refuses to bow down to the Saviors, and recklessly attempts to kill Negan, even though the Saviors would immediately slaughter Alexandria if she had succeeded. She also became much more snide and cold to even those that she was close to, shown by how she blew off Sasha and Tara.
However, by the eighth season, Rosita, having been hugely affected by Sasha's sacrifice, becomes a more level-headed survivor, as she states she has learned from her past mistakes of being angry. She even argues with Daryl's plan to attack the Sanctuary, believing it's way too risky and saying that they should follow the original plan, stating that she believes in Rick, as well as that she doesn't want to be a part of Daryl's plan anymore and eventually decides to go back to Alexandria.
Later, Rosita tells Daryl, Michonne, and Tara that she didn't stop them from attacking the Sanctuary, because she wanted them to learn from their mistake, just like she had previously learned from hers. Following her integration to the Commonwealth, Rosita is trying her best to return to the life before the outbreak, but she still remains curious about the true intentions behind the leaders of the community, while trying to make things work for the people around her.
Not much is known about Rosita's life prior to or as the outbreak began, except that she had a six-year-old nephew, as well as a brother. Her mother died when she was either almost a teenager or in her early teens. Following that, her and the rest of her family moved around a lot. She has also had past military experience, indicating that she may have served as a soldier. Additionally, she has demonstrated that she has a proficient knowledge of engineering, suggesting that she could have been a mechanic or at least had some mechanical training.
At some point during the outbreak, Rosita joined a group of survivors consisting of Josiah, Stephanie, Warren, Rex, Pam, Roger, Dirk, and Josephine. During her time with the group, she was taught the skills essential for her survival as well as her ability to serve as a medic.
While traveling through Houston, Rosita and her group were fighting off a group of walkers until they were rescued by Abraham and Eugene. Impressed by her skills, Abraham requested her aid and informed her of a potential cure which gave Rosita a sense of purpose. As a result, she and her group joined forces with Abraham to help take Eugene to Washington, D.C. During her travels from Texas to Georgia, her group suffered repeated casualties, leaving Rosita as the sole survivor of her original group. During this time, she developed a closer bond with Abraham and eventually fell in love with him, thus allowing Abraham to move on from the emotional trauma that stemmed from his family's deaths.
After Glenn Rhee collapses from fighting off walkers, Tara Chambler smashes the last walker's head in with a rifle buttstock. After she does so, Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene pull their truck up to her. After Tara sarcastically thanks them for their help, the trio exit their truck, after which Abraham tells her that she has "quite a damn mouth" and asks about what else she has.
As the brawl between Abraham and Glenn begins, Rosita tries pulling Abraham off Glenn. Later, Rosita helps Abraham, Eugene, Glenn and Tara clear out a group of walkers that Eugene was shooting at with the automatic firearm. Rosita gives Glenn the photo of his wife Maggie Greene that she found, and she soon follows Glenn and Tara, along with Eugene and Abraham, who join shortly afterwards to look for another vehicle to complete their mission.
Rosita walks behind Glenn on the way to Terminus. They then find another Terminus sign with Maggie's writing instructing Glenn to go to Terminus. She is next seen sticking up for Tara, who fell and scraped her knee, and yelling at Glenn "Wow you're an ass, she will do whatever you say because she thinks she owes you. Man up and stay here for just a few hours". After finding another of Maggie's messages next to a dark tunnel, Rosita, Abraham, and Eugene depart to continue their journey to Washington, D.C., whereas Glenn and Tara stay to look for Maggie. Rosita drives the car while Eugene navigates and they end up at the end of the tunnel where Glenn and Tara should have ended up. Rosita, Abraham, and Eugene turn to see Maggie, Bob Stookey, and Sasha Williams. Together they all go off to help Glenn and Tara out of the tunnel, where they camp out for the night. She is last seen with everyone else walking along the train tracks and arriving at Terminus, where they are greeted by Mary.
Rosita is making a weapon trying to escape the train car, made by removing her earrings and attaching them to a belt. After the attempt to escape fails, she remains trapped in the boxcar. Later in the episode, Sasha asks Eugene about the cure, to which Rosita replies they don't have to know. When Rick, Daryl, Glenn and Bob comes to the rescue, Rosita joins them in their escape and kills walkers. Then she runs to the fence, finding a way to climb over and out of Terminus, therefore saving the group from being trapped inside with the walkers. For the rest of the episode Rosita is mostly in the background because Abraham, Eugene and she are still outsiders. When Rick tells the group they need to leave, Abraham tells her they'll let him know about the mission to D.C. later.
Rosita walks with the group before they find Gabriel Stokes. While small groups are out scavenging, Rosita helps Abraham fixing the church bus. Later, she eats dinner with the rest of the group.
When Sasha accuses Gabriel for being connected with Gareth and his group, she tries to stop her, however Abraham holds her back from this. When Abraham and Rosita hear that they're being watched, they wanted to leave the Church and continue their journey to Washington. Rick says they can't take the bus, leading to an argument with Abraham. Abraham gets aggressive, and Rosita tries to stop him. When Tara, Maggie and Glenn tells them that they're going with them if they just wait 12 hours. Abraham agrees with the plan, and they stay. When Rick and the others are on their way to slaughter the Hunters, Rosita stays at the church, where she's one of the very few that has a weapon. When Gareth and the Hunters get in the church, he mentions Rosita's name knowing she is there. Right before the Hunters break into the room where they are staying, Rick comes back and saves them. The next day, Rosita, Abraham, Eugene, Maggie, Tara, and Glenn head to Washington, D.C.
On the bus, Rosita flirts with Abraham, teasing him about his hair; and she promises to cut it that evening. The bus then crashes and flips over. She leaves the bus with Maggie and begins killing walkers. Abraham orders Rosita to check Eugene but he insists he's fine. When everyone leaves she stays behind whilst Eugene spits on the walker. Later that night Maggie gives Rosita a piece of book thread so she can stitch up Abrahams hand. Rosita stitches his arm and remarks that some former members of their group taught her these medic skills. Whilst Rosita and Abraham are having sex that night she points out that Eugene is watching them again, and that he's in, of all places, the self-help section. They laugh together - not unkindly - and carry on.
Rosita checks Abe's hand the next day and argues that they should rest for that day. Abraham is not interested and insists they carry on. Rosita's clearly not happy with his response but is quick to back him up when, a few moments later, Maggie and Glenn enter and make the same suggestion, showing support for him. Rosita points out that the air intake for the fire truck they're trying to get moving is on the roof, and not where Abraham is fiddling with. When walkers attack she fights some off before Eugene deals with them. Later when they see the large herd of walkers she argues with Abraham that they need to go around the herd, disagreeing with him in front of the others for the first time. When things start to get physical she still argues with him; at one point Abraham pushes her to the ground as he's frog marching Eugene back to the fire truck, clearly shocking her. When Eugene reveals that he's been lying all along Rosita is shocked. She insists he is a scientist and angrily points out that many people died trying to get him to DC. When Abraham beats Eugene unconscious, it's Rosita who blocks his way from hurting Eugene more, with her hand on her sidearm. She then tries to wake Eugene up.
Rosita offers Abraham water, which he hits away. She shouts at him and he stands up, looking threatening. Maggie makes him back away from Rosita. Later on her, Glenn and Tara trek to a river to refill their water supplies. They come across a few walkers trapped under a pole where Tara makes a joke about them not needing to get up as there is nothing for them in D.C. Rosita does not approve of the joke. At the river the water is full of mud and dirt, but Rosita knows how to make a water filter because Eugene showed her how. While filtering water, Rosita talks to them about when she first met Abraham. When they discover fish in the water, they head back to the walkers and kill them to take their clothes and make a net. Rosita and Glenn use the net to catch a fish, which Rosita knows how to clean. Glenn tells her that's a useful skill for wherever they end up, telling her that whatever happens with Eugene and Abraham, she's welcome to be a part of their group. They then head back to the fire truck.
Rosita is with Abraham, Eugene, Glenn, Tara, and Maggie when they arrive back at Father Gabriel's church in the fire truck. Rosita and the group (along with Michonne, Carl, Judith and Gabriel) arrive at Grady Memorial Hospital too late as the rescue mission is already over. They witness Daryl carrying out the dead body of Beth Greene. Rosita covers her mouth, clearly upset by Maggie's loss and the loss of the group.
Rosita attends Tyreese's funeral. She quietly pays her respects to him.
Rosita is with the group on the long trek they are on. She reassures everyone that Abraham is okay with his constant drinking, but doesn't interact with him, choosing to sit with others instead. She helps keep the barn doors closed when a herd attacks.
Rosita goes with Abraham, Michonne, and Glenn to see if they can find Aaron's vehicles. She uses a stick to take out a walker and saves Abraham from one. When they search the RV, Abraham finds some food the group used to eat and Rosita reminisces on the past with him. She rides the RV on both legs of the journey to Alexandria, sitting in the passenger seat with a map. When they spot DC in the distance she calls to Abraham and remember their former goal. She then arrives at Alexandria with the group, being one of the first off the RV.
Rosita enters Alexandria with the rest of her group and is interviewed by Deanna Monroe, where she assigns her to work as a medical assistant. She can be seen residing in the house with everyone during the first few nights of their stay in Alexandria.
Rosita arrives at Deanna's party with Abraham. They both appear to be uncomfortable, but she relaxes after she mentions there is beer and smiles when Abraham goes off to grab some drinks. Later, she can be seen enjoying herself while chatting with her friends.
Rosita lay in bed while Abraham washes his face, after having sexual intercourse.
Rosita informs Michonne that Sasha hasn't been seen over night. The two try to track her by themselves. Rosita talks about how she was screwed up after finding Eugene's lie, because she lost something, and she sees Michonne is screwed up, but because she found something. Rosita also mentions how Michonne is not carrying her sword. After seeing many dead walkers, Rosita realizes that it was Sasha who did this, due to her notice of how the walkers have been killed. Later, Michonne and Rosita find Sasha who is continuously killing as many walkers as she can. They step in to help as a small heard approaches the three. Sasha has a little lash out at Michonne and Rosita, telling them they can be happy in Alexandria, but she can't. Rosita looks visibly shocked at Sasha for this. Rosita is seen at the end of the episode, when she witnesses the fight between Rick and Pete Anderson, and goes to help Jessie after her husband hits her.
Rosita is mentioned to have been the one to patch Rick up after his fight with Pete. Rosita appears when Abraham visits the house with flowers for Tara. Rosita lets him in, but he sees Eugene and becomes hesitant to stay. Rosita assures him that Eugene is sleeping, and Abraham quietly sits down beside Tara. Rosita then deliberately crashes kitchenware to the floor to wake Eugene up and force Abraham to resolve his differences with Eugene. During the night gathering, Rosita stays with Tara to watch over her and reads a book. Tara awakens and smiles at Rosita, who smiles back.
In a flashback following the events of Reg's death, Rosita tends to Tara when Glenn and Nicholas come into the infirmary badly injured from their deadly fight in the woods. She quickly begins to patch up Nicholas and Glenn. She asks what happened out there and Glenn tells them that they were attacked by walkers and Glenn was shot by a bullet that ricocheted off of a tree. Rosita later appears in the meeting where Rick's describes the plan that they'll use to lure the zombies outside of the safezone. Rick assigns Rosita, alongside Holly and Spencer, to be in the forest for watch duty. She is later seen helping the group build the wall to help with the plan. Rosita is later mentioned by Jessie as she asked if she could help her with learning how to use a gun.
Rosita witnesses Holly being stabbed by a member of the Wolves. She and Aaron bring her to the infirmary, where Rosita quickly helps Denise by bringing her medical supplies. Rosita orders Eugene to stay with Denise and Tara while she goes outside to deal with the Wolves. Aaron and Rosita quickly go outside to help against the wolves attack. Rosita and Aaron later kills three Wolves, who were raiding one of the houses. In the end of the episode, when Rosita and the group checks the fence, Spencer asks Rosita, how she still can live, and why. Rosita tells him he should have something worth dying for.
Rosita listens to Michonne inform Maggie of Glenn's potential death as he never shot a flare into the sky like he said he would. Maggie begins to cry and Rosita tries to comfort Maggie. Rosita is seen helping Rick into Alexandria after he nearly dies getting into the safe-zone. She is seen listening to Ricks speech to the Alexandrian's regarding the mega herd outside the walls. Rosita is later seen at night, standing on the lookout perch overlooking hundreds of walkers outside the walls. She is quietly sobbing when Spencer comes up on the platform offering to take her position for lookout duty. She accepts with Rosita complementing Spencer killing the Wolf truck driver that could've completely destroyed the walls of Alexandria.
Rosita offers machete lessons to a group of Alexandrians. Eugene attends, but recoils at the weapon and admits he’s scared of dying. Rosita gruffly tells him that dying is easy — what’s hard is letting your friends die because you were too scared to save them. Rosita later appears with Tara as they look in horror when they see the Alexandria bell tower collapse and destroy a part of the wall.
Rosita helps drag Tobin to safety when the walls fall down and the herd enters Alexandria. She and Tara then rescue Eugene and take refuge in a nearby garage, trapped in there by the walkers. Rosita is beginning to give up hope but Tara encourages her to keep going and the trio start working to escape the garage. Later on, they escape and stumble into the same room Owen the Alpha Wolf is holding Denise captive, with Carol and Morgan unconscious on the floor. He forces them to surrender their weapons and Rosita watches as The Wolf leaves the house, taking Denise with him.
Inside the townhouse, Tara insists they rescue Denise from the Alpha Wolf. Rosita points out they don't have enough guns to fight walkers outside. Carol borrows Rosita's gun to sweep the house. After Carol kills the wolf, she informs Rosita and the others that Denise made it safely to the infirmary, relieving Tara. She joins Carol, Tara, Morgan and Eugene outside with the other able bodied Alexandrians killing the walkers that are apart of the herd that invaded Alexandria. After hours of fighting, she is seen with the others standing outside the infirmary.
Rosita is seen in bed with Abraham, presumably after sex. Rosita snaps Abraham out of a daydream of Sasha. Abraham apologizes and the two begins kissing. Rosita stops and leaves to get something. She returns with a necklace, she made Abraham from the truck light. Rosita says his neck was looking bare. Abraham says he loves her and she tells him to prove it and she goes for a shower.
Inside their home, Abraham packs his bag and tells Rosita that he's leaving her. Rosita cries, demanding an explanation. "When I met you, I thought you were the last woman on Earth," Abraham says. "You're not.". The next day out on the road, Rosita and Carol have a conversation about Morgan. She tells her that she nearly blurted out Morgan's secret about the W Man at the church meeting. "He doesn't want to kill," Carol says. Rosita then begrudgingly agrees not to tell anyone. When it's already night time, Rick and his group, including Rosita silently infiltrate the Savior's outpost, killing some the Saviors asleep. When the alarm has been pulled, awaking most of the Saviors, Rosita is seen firing at the enemies. At one point, she saves Aaron by shooting a large Savior in the head. After the aftermath of the battle, Rosita is standing outside of the building, bidding goodbye to Tara and Heath for their supply run. Just then, a Savior who managed to survive from the battle tries to escape with a motorcycle that belongs to Daryl. Rosita shoots the Savior from the bike as Daryl beats him into submission. Daryl asks where did he get the motorcycle from. Just then a voice from the Savior's walkie-talkie can be heard, telling Rick to lower his gun and they got Carol and Maggie as hostages. Rosita as well as the group are shocked.
Rosita is present as Carol and Maggie emerge from the Saviors compound. Rosita and Gabriel, go in after them with their weapons ready and begin to look around for any remaining Saviors still alive.
Rosita gets out of bed and begins to get ready for the day. Spencer is seen laying in bed after she gets up. The two are implied to be in a sexual relationship. The next day, Spencer asks Rosita to dinner and she reluctantly agrees to it. Denise then finds Daryl and Rosita and discusses with them about a local gift shop/pharmacy she found while driving through the nearby area. They disagree with the plan, but she tells them it's a risk they have to take, and if it really is a pharmacy, there could be drugs inside, which could be used to help Alexandria. They relent, but Denise further insists in accompanying them, noting that she knows her way around and, with her newfound experience with dealing with the undead, can prove to be of assistance. Initially skeptical, Rosita agrees, but only if Daryl comes with them.
They drive-off in a beaten-up truck, and Denise tries to assist Daryl with driving it. Eventually, the trio come across a downed tree and decide to continue to the apothecary on foot. After coming across a set of railroad tracks, Rosita tries to convince Daryl and Denise to take the railroad but Daryl wants to take a pathway which is "twice as far" to reach their destination. Denise initially sides with Rosita's idea of following them to their destination, but decides to stick with Daryl when he rejects the suggestion. Rosita takes the railroad tracks.
Rosita is seen sitting down along the tracks when Daryl and Denise catch up proving that the railroad tracks were a quicker way. Denise apologizes to Rosita for leaving her and says she should have followed her and not Daryl. They eventually make it to the gift shop and Daryl and Rosita begin to salvage abandoned medical supplies from the locked pharmacy. Denise waits outside. The three hear noises coming from one of the back rooms before Denise decides to investigate without telling either of them. Denise runs out of the room scared of seen the walker and the bloody sink to which Daryl and Rosita and her what's up and Denise goes back outside.
Denise is seen waiting outside. Once Daryl and Rosita have collected the needed supplies, the three head off towards Alexandria. Following the railroad tracks home, Denise ventures away and inspects a car, finding a walker and a blue cooler inside. She attempts to call this to attention, but Daryl and Rosita brush it off, deciding that the cooler is not worth the risk of retrieving. Denise regardless of this still goes to get the blue cooler, she struggle as the walker falls on her and begins to scream. Daryl and Rosita run back to Denise to kill the walker but Denise says she has it and kills it. When they open the cooler, a six pack of orange soda comes out and Denise takes them as a prize.
Daryl and Rosita chastise her for taking an unnecessary risk; Denise counters that she was trying to conquer her fears, and reminds them of their life-risking mission of wiping out the Savior outpost. She goes on to explain her reasons for bringing the two with her on the run - Daryl, because he reminded her of her brother and that she felt safer with him, and Rosita, to help her cope with the feeling of being alone for possibly the first time in her life. As she lectures that they, too, need to face their worries and issues due to them being more than capable of doing so, she is suddenly (and accidentally) struck through the back of the head and through her right eye by a crossbow bolt; it does not kill her right away, but she eventually collapses on the tracks. Rosita immediately draws her gun towards where the shot was fired from. Her killer, Dwight, then emerges from the trees next to the tracks, alongside Neil and several Saviors. He reveals he has Eugene captive and Rosita looks shocked. He tells them to lower their guns or he will kill Eugene and then them. Eugene spots Abraham hiding behind some tires and tells Dwight to kill Abraham first and gives away his location. Dwight's sends some Saviors over to check it out when Eugene bites Dwight in his crotch. Dwight screams out and Abraham, Rosita and Daryl take this as an advantage and begin to open fire on the Saviors. Eugene gets hit during this. After the gun battle and many of his Saviors dying, including Neil, Dwight commands they fall back and Daryl goes to chase after them but Rosita stops him. Abraham, Rosita and Daryl bring Eugene and Denise's corpse back to Alexandria.
Afterwards, Rosita keeps watch over Eugene in the infirmary. After Eugene wakes, Rosita makes sure he is okay. Towards the end of the episode, Rosita guards the front gate instead of Eugene. Sasha glances at Rosita from her post on the platform as the town's cars are lined up by the front gates.
Rosita guards the gate, glancing up at Sasha at the lookout post. Abraham arrives and take over Sasha's shift, and Rosita watches them.
Despite Rosita's protests, Daryl opens the gate and leaves on his motorcycle. As Glenn and Michonne prepare to go after him, Rosita tells Abraham to cover her shift as she claims to know where Daryl is heading.
Rosita, Glenn and Michonne arrive at the spot where Dwight killed Denise. They find Daryl’s motorcycle hidden underneath some branches, confirming Rosita's hunch that Daryl came back to kill Dwight. Rosita points in the direction that Dwight escaped, but wonders if they should let Daryl complete his mission.
Rosita, Glenn and Michonne catch up to Daryl in the woods and Rosita is nearly struck in the head by Daryl's crossbow. She reprimands him as the others try to stop him from going after Dwight, but he refuses. Rosita decides to join him.
In the woods, Rosita and Daryl creep up on the Saviors' camp where Glenn and Michonne are being held. Glenn tries to warn them off, but Dwight and another Savior sneak up from behind and point their guns at Daryl and Rosita. As Daryl turns around, Dwight shoots him and a large amount of blood splatters on screen as Dwight says 'you'll be alright."
As the other members of Rick's group are lined up outside the truck Rosita is being held in, Dwight drags an injured Daryl out along with Rosita, Glenn and Michonne. As they are sitting in line on their knees, Negan begins his monologue and points Lucille towards Rosita and the others during his game of "Eeney, Meeney, Miney, Moe".
Rosita watches helplessly as Negan brutally beats Abraham to death. Negan realizes that Abraham was dating Rosita. He starts taunting Rosita with a bloodied Lucille, forcing her to look at it. Daryl suddenly stands up for her and punches Negan for his actions. In retaliation, Negan kills Glenn in the same manner.
Rosita watches on helplessly as Negan returns with Rick, who then threatens her life if Rick does not obey Negan's command to amputate Carl's left arm. After Negan is satisfied, he stops Rick from performing the amputation believing he has become submissive and thus spares Rosita's life along with the others.
When the Saviors leave, Sasha approaches a distraught Rosita and the two lament over Abraham's corpse along with Eugene who is also devastated by the loss of Abraham.
Rosita and Spencer drive up to the gate, preparing to leave for a supply run as Negan and a large group of Saviors arrive at Alexandria. Dwight confiscates Rosita and Spencer's guns and orders them to find Daryl's motorcycle and bring it back. He takes Rosita's hat and pours her water out before they leave.
Out in the woods, Rosita and Spencer find Daryl's motorcycle by the tracks where he had previously hidden it. Spencer begins to question Rick's leadership, unaware that Rosita was heading into the woods as Spencer loads the motorcycle into their van. Rosita hunts down the undead Saviors present during Denise's death and kills them. She takes a gun from Neil's corpse but it has no bullets. Spencer tracks her down and chastises her. Rosita tells him that she's looking for guns on the assumption that Negan will confiscate all the guns in Alexandria.
Rosita and Spencer bring the motorcycle back to Alexandria, and Dwight returns her hat. After Rick chastises Spencer for stealing two guns, Rosita confronts Spencer about them and asks why he didn't mention them. "You saw what I did to get one," she says. Spencer explains that he hid the guns for a while because he didn’t trust Rick and he was worried about Rick being in charge. He muses that Rosita was correct; they don't have to live like they are. When he leaves, Rosita reaches into the wheel well of her car, retrieving the gun she took from Neil in the woods.
Later, Rosita picks up an empty shell casing from the gun Negan shot earlier that day and pays Eugene a visit. "Make me a bullet," she says.
Rosita is in the infirmary with Tara as Tara sits on the ground in silence, staring at a bobblehead of a doctor, a gift for Denise. Rosita asks Tara if she came across any sort of guns or ammunition out there and says she will do whatever she needs to in order to get to it, but Tara states that she saw nothing.
Rosita and Eugene are about to leave when Eugene realizes she has no intention of scavenging for Negan. Spencer warns Rosita that they must produce for the Saviors as part of their new "tax." He reminds her it was Rick who got them into this, and she asks if he thinks he can do better, to which he says yes. She chastises him and leaves with a reluctant Eugene.
Rosita and Eugene arrive at the factory that he had previously taken Abraham to with the intent to manufacture bullets. She orders him to make her one using the shell casing she found in Alexandria. Eugene hesitates and says that a single bullet won't do it as the Saviors have the numbers and someone will pay the price for her actions. Rosita calls him a coward and says he is only alive because he lied and people feel sorry for him. She says she will pay the price and tells him to do something useful for once. Eugene quietly gets to work.
As they approach Alexandria, Rosita thanks Eugene for making a bullet and apologizes. He refuses to accept the apology and says that she meant what she said, now she just feels bad. Spencer drives up and reveals a bounty of supplies and weapons. He whistles towards the gate and a Savior opens it. Rosita realizes that Negan is in Alexandria.
In the church, Rosita inspects the bullet that Eugene made. Gabriel urges her to refrain from attacking Negan by herself. He recommends she wait for the right moment so the community can take him down together.
Rosita calls out to Spencer as he walks down the street. He reveals that he's planning to get close to Negan so he can strike against him at some point in the future. They talk about their relationship and Rosita agrees to join him for dinner later.
Rosita, along with other residents, gather round as Spencer and Negan play pool in the street. Rosita watches furiously as Negan kills Spencer, and she whips out her gun and shoots at Negan but hits Lucille instead. Arat tackles her to the ground and holds her at knifepoint as Negan demands to know who made the bullet. Rosita claims she made it herself and presses her face against the knife, cutting her cheek. As punishment, Negan tells Arat to kill someone. Rosita protests she made the bullet, but Arat turns and shoots Olivia in the face. Eugene admits to having made the bullet and is taken by the Saviors as Rosita pleads for them to take her instead.
Rosita accompanies the group as they reunite with the others at the Hilltop. She gives Sasha a reassuring nod, which she returns.
Rosita accompanies the group to the Kingdom, where they are reunited with Morgan and meet Ezekiel. During the meeting, Rosita informs Morgan of Abraham, Glenn, Spencer and Olivia's deaths at the hands of Negan. She snidely asks Morgan if he's going to say he was right.
After Ezekiel refuses to fight, Sasha vents to Rosita that she knew he would say no but it still pissed her off. Rosita blows her off and tells her that just because they slept with the same dead guy, it doesn't make them friends.
On their way back from the Kingdom, they encounter a blockade of cars on the highway set up by the Saviors. A tripwire has been rigged across the road; a steel cable is stretched between two cars on opposite sides of the road, explosives carefully strung along the cable. Rosita disconnects the bomb device and leads an effort to dismantle the explosives so they can take the dynamite and RPGs with them. She takes some dynamite away from Tara, commenting that she doesn't like the way it looks.
As a herd approaches the highway, Rosita, Carl and Tara work to block the onramp again until they are surrounded. They are eventually joined by Rick and Michonne and as they head back to Alexandria, the leftover dynamite explodes behind them. Rosita tells them she knew she didn't like the way it looked.
Once they are back at Alexandria, Aaron and Tobin inform them Gabriel disappeared with most of their food and weapons. Rosita accuses Gabriel of stealing their goods, but Rick defends him. He finds a note left from Gabriel and they head off to find him. They end up at a junkyard, where they are held at gunpoint by a large group of strangers.
Rosita is present as Rick tries to make a deal with Jadis, the leader of the junkyard group. When she refuses, Rosita and the group are attacked but gain the upper hand until Gabriel defuses the situation by taking Tamiel hostage. Rosita watches through a tube as Rick is forced to fight a walker covered in metal armor and steel spikes. He later comes back to the group, injured but smiling, and tells them a deal has been made.
Later, Tara suggests heading back to Alexandria to regroup but Rosita says they need to search for guns. Tara reasons that Rick and Aaron are injured and the people back home need food. Rosita says she will go on her own but Tara says they are sticking together. Rosita asks what her problem is and Tara says they aren’t looking for a fight but getting ready for one. Rosita says it's always a fight and tells her to grow up.
Rosita is on her porch, removing the stitches from the cut on her face. Tara arrives with the intention of helping Rosita remove her sutures. After an awkward pause, Tara assures Rosita that it's going to work out. They have the numbers, they just need the weapons. Rosita asks if she knows where they can find that many guns. Tara says no. Rosita says she can't just wait. Tara again assures her they will find the guns and they will fight and to save her rage for the Saviors. Rosita heads off to find guns.
Out on her own, Rosita scavenges for guns. She spots a gun in the doorway of an old house and goes after it. A walker lunges out at Rosita. She kills the walker and grabs the gun, only to discover that it's a toy. Furious, she hurls the toy gun to the ground.
Back in Alexandria, Rosita visits Gabriel at the church. She yells at him for dissuading her from killing Negan, even though it might have gotten her killed. Gabriel patiently defends himself; he argues that the rest of the group still needs her.
Rosita accompanies the others in delivering the guns to Jadis and her group. She rages when Jadis says it's not enough and they need twice as many.
Rosita visits Sasha at the Hilltop, seeking her help to kill Negan. Sasha agrees to help on one condition - she gets to take the shot. Rosita agrees and hands Sasha a rifle. She tells her she memorized Daryl and Carl's description of Negan's compound. Sasha says Jesus drew her a map of the compound's exterior. They acknowledge that the mission will likely end in their deaths. Rosita emphasizes, "It's a one way ticket for both of us. If it is both of us."
Rosita arrives at the Hilltop and tells Sasha she needs her help.
Rosita and Sasha leave the Hilltop through a secret escape hatch. They escape through the woods on foot. Rosita tries to hotwire a car, to no avail. She notices Sasha’s necklace and gruffly points out that she made it for Abraham. As the two continue looking for a ride, Rosita rebuffs Sasha's attempts to make small talk.
Rosita is reluctant to follow Sasha's plan to hole up in a building near the Sanctuary and shoot Negan from a distance. She argues that they should enter the compound and kill Negan on-site to ensure success.
At an abandoned car lot, Rosita lights a car on fire to distract walkers. She and Sasha climb the fence into the lot, and Rosita hotwires a car. They drive off to the Sanctuary.
Rosita and Sasha situate themselves in an empty building near the Sanctuary. Sasha tells Rosita that Eugene is giving orders to the other Saviors. Rosita is convinced Eugene must be playing some angle.
As they wait for Negan to emerge, Rosita opens up to Sasha, revealing where she learned everything she knows. She learned about bombs, cars, knots etc from men she dated. They wanted to protect her, Rosita tells Sasha, but she always ended up surpassing their skills.
But, she continues, that wasn't how things were with Abraham, who saw her as she was. Rosita admits that she wasted her time hating Sasha and wishes she could've gotten the chance to tell Abraham she was happy for him.
When Sasha is unable to get a clear shot of Negan before he goes back inside the Sanctuary, the women decide they need to enter the compound.
That night, Rosita and Sasha kill a Savior accompanying Eugene in the courtyard and attempt to break him free. Eugene refuses and goes back inside, and Rosita curses him in sincere disappointment.
Rosita keeps watch as Sasha slips through the fence. She closes the opening behind her at the last minute, locking Rosita out. Despite Rosita's protests, Sasha tells her it is not her time and that Alexandria still needs her. Rosita watches as Sasha guns down another Savior and breaks into the Sanctuary. Rosita bangs on the fence as gunfire erupts inside the building. As more Saviors arrive, Rosita grabs her bag and runs from the Sanctuary.
Rosita stops and sobs in frustration. She stops and notices a dark figure with a crossbow watching her.
Rick's group returns to Alexandria where Rosita opens the gate for them. Jesus asks about Sasha's whereabouts, but Rosita doesn't answer and tells them there is someone there to see them.
Rosita leads the group to the jail, where Dwight is being held. Daryl charges at him but is held back by Rick and Michonne as Rosita insists he wants to help them.
As the group are interrogating Dwight in the prison cell, Rosita announces that the Saviors have Sasha. She says that she doesn't trust Dwight, but Jesus reasons he may be their only chance to get Sasha back.
Rosita, Daryl and Aaron wire explosives in an empty truck outside the Alexandria gate in preparation for the Saviors arrival.
Rosita, along with the others, look shocked when Eugene arrives with the Saviors, speaking through a megaphone and telling the group to surrender. She shakes her head in disappointment. Rick gives her the signal to detonate the explosives, however when she pushes the button, there is no explosion. The Scavengers then turn their guns on the group.
When Sasha – who has died and reanimated – attacks Negan, Rosita uses the distraction to gun down the Scavenger behind her before firing at the Saviors outside the gates. She is shot during the firefight, and Tara grabs her by the arm and leads her to the infirmary.
Later, Rosita is seen in bed recovering with Tara by her side.
Rosita is seen watching Rick and his people leaving to Sanctuary from the porch recovering from her bullet wound.
Rosita is first seen at the car with Michonne, she asks if she can go with her, she goes along down the road and stops the car when they hear a woman singing. They go investigate and see Zia and Leo. She's shot at by Zia and runs away, then she stops Leo who tells her "Baby girl, you're not gonna use that-", but she kills him with a RPG, then Zia rushes the truck outside, though. While making an escape, Daryl and Tara cut her off with a garbage truck. They shoot her down quickly. Michonne and Rosita tells them they want to see the Sanctuary. Daryl and Tara claim they have a lot more work to do. Daryl parks his truck and shows Michonne and Rosita the overrun Sanctuary. Daryl turns the truck on and promises they're going to end this thing right now.
Rosita is seen with the group outside the Sanctuary. Daryl plans to charge the truck into the building and send the walkers into the Sanctuary. Rosita, Michonne and Tara will cover him and distract the walkers. Morgan joins their conversation and offers to help. Rosita is against the plan, saying it is risky, and she vouches for Rick, says he is talking to the Scavengers to boost their numbers. Tara refuses to trust the Scavengers after they betrayed them. Rosita leaves, but not before stating she learned waiting is the best option sometimes and she had to learn as much from seeing Sasha walk out of the coffin.
Rosita is first seen unloading boxes from the truck she gives the boxes to Tara with a smile on her face, she is later seen when Negan destroys Alexandria.
Outside Alexandria, Michonne, Daryl, Tara, and Rosita enact the plan and hide along the road, guns at the ready, their vehicles abandoned in the road. Rosita reassures Daryl that his actions were not responsible for the Saviors' escape, and even if they were, it was just a mistake, just like when she made a mistake going after Negan the first time, that lead Sasha's capture and sacrifice.
As Saviors arrive on the scene, Daryl throws a smoke grenade to obscure their vision. Dwight and Laura see the smoke in the road. Despite Laura's protests, Dwight leads the Saviors toward the smoke, knowing that this will give the Alexandrians a significant advantage. Rosita and the group opens fire on the Saviors. Upon taking cover and seeing the fight heading towards a stalemate, Dwight takes action, joining the Alexandrians and gunning down most of the remaining Saviors. Laura catches Dwight in the act of betrayal and shoots him in the arm but is forced to make a hasty escape.
In the aftermath of the firefight, Michonne, Daryl, Tara, and Rosita find Dwight hiding behind a car. he tells them that he allowed them to easily escape Alexandria and drove the Saviors into their trap. Still guilty, Daryl asks Dwight if his improvised plan allowed the Saviors to escape the Sanctuary. Dwight tells them it was Eugene who helped the Saviors escape. He asks them to spare his life and explains that he can still help them defeat the Saviors as he knows how they operate. They decide to let him live and bring him back to Alexandria.
Rosita, Dwight and the others descend into the sewers as Alexandria burns.
Rosita remains in the sewers with the other Alexandrians as the Saviors' grenades continue to blow apart Alexandria above them. Rosita suggests they all flee to the Hilltop while the Saviors destroy Alexandria above ground. Dwight points out that the Saviors will soon run out of ammo and insists they stay put until the siege is over. After the explosions subside and the remaining Saviors leave, Rosita and the others prepare to head to the Hilltop for refuge.
Rosita and the other Alexandrians evacuate through the woods towards the Hilltop. Rosita and Daryl discuss the Savior report and deduce that Carson and Gabriel are also heading towards the Hilltop. The Alexandrians, having walked a considerable distance, rest in the forest. As Daryl and Rosita retrace their steps to cover their tracks, Tara, still vengeful, questions why Dwight is still alive. Daryl and Rosita agree that Dwight may still prove to be a valuable asset, with Rosita deciding to wait on dealing with him until they reach the Hilltop.
Rosita, Daryl and Tara look over a map at the different routes the Saviors can travel from the Sanctuary to the Hilltop, finding that most of their paths can be potentially dangerous. Dwight, however, points out that an alternate path - through a swamp is seldom used, due to the risks it poses against the Saviors.
Rosita, Daryl, Siddiq, and Scott volunteers to dispatch walkers in their path, with Rosita coming close to being dragged under. Daryl and Siddiq later find a multitude of gurgling corpses blocking their route forward. They press on, quickly and carefully putting down each walker in their path.
Afterwords, Rosita follows Tara chasing Dwight, where she witness Dwight leading the Saviors away from their positions. She asks why she didn't attempt to stop her, with Rosita explaining that she would have also pursued him to no end. Though Daryl is enraged by Dwight's actions and takes it as a betrayal, Dwight earns the trust of Tara and Rosita who witnessed what he did for them.
With the swamp cleared of walkers and the Saviors safely misdirected, Rosita successfully arrives at the Hilltop with the Alexandrians and is welcomed into the community with open arms.
Rosita and Maggie stand guard at the gate. Maggie peers through binoculars and spots a mysterious crate in the distance. Rosita retrieves the crate and gives Maggie the attached note, which offers them a "key to your future" in exchange for food and records. The note includes coordinates for a meeting point. Maggie worries that it's a trap, but Michonne suggests they investigate. Later, Rosita and Enid guard Georgie, Hilda and Midge, when Maggie brings them to Hilltop, but she later lets them go.
Rosita is among the Hilltop residents and refugees who are prepared to defend the Hilltop from the Saviors. During the battle, Rosita and Ezekiel shoot out the headlights on the Savior vehicles. She and the others manage to survive the attack as the remaining Saviors flee. She also survives the subsequent outbreak that killed several more people.
Rosita is seen in Maggie's office with Dianne and Daryl. Dianne reports that they don't have enough ammo to fend off another big attack. Presuming the Saviors are low on ammo themselves, Daryl suggests they fight them hand-to-hand. Rosita points out that Eugene is probably making ammunition for the Saviors and she know where he is.
Rosita and Daryl observe the Bullet Factory Outpost, they see Eugene receiving a shipment of hundreds of bullet casings to make into new bullets. Rosita decides that instead of taking out the machines, they will take out the man, implying she intends to kill Eugene, something that Daryl agrees with.
Rosita and Daryl take out the guards escorting Eugene and they capture him. Daryl and Rosita escort Eugene back to the Hilltop. He talks, endlessly, prompting Daryl to threaten to cut his tongue out. Rosita clams him down, insisting Saviors will be out looking for Eugene by now.
Eugene tries to defend his alliance with Negan, Rosita, however, says Eugene is the reason the Saviors were able to escape the Sanctuary and everyone who has died is Eugene's fault. Eugene, however, blames Rick for all of the deaths, prompting Rosita to put a gun to his jaw. She lashes at him about being a coward and turning against his only friends. She won't kill him, though, because they're going to lock him in the darkest hole they can find and the only time he'll see light is when they need him to teach them how to do something useful.
Rosita, Daryl and Eugene encounter a herd of walkers. While Daryl kills walkers, Eugene uses this as a distraction and makes himself vomit on Rosita and runs off before she is able to recover. Rosita and Daryl follow Eugene's tracks through a pile of ash, completely overlooking his hiding spot.
Rosita is among the Militia forces that ambush Lance's team of Saviors. Along with the rest of the Militia, Rosita is ambushed by Negan's forces, but is suddenly saved when the Saviors' guns explode. During the following battle, Rosita shoots Regina and a few other Saviors to save the life of Eugene and stands next to him during Rick's speech following Negan's defeat.
After the war ends, Rosita asks Eugene if he was responsible for the exploding weapons. Eugene admits that he was, having been inspired by Gabriel's inept attempts at sabotage and some of the things Rosita said to him when she held him captive. Rosita punches Eugene in the face for vomiting on her, but otherwise appears to forgive him for his actions.
During the year and a half that passed since the end of the war, Rosita moved to the Sanctuary to help Daryl and Eugene look after it's residents.
At the Sanctuary, Rosita helps Eugene with an experiment while Laura reports something to Daryl.
Later, Rosita and Daryl catch up with everyone on the road to inform them that the main bridge is out due to a storm. Rick tells Tara, Gabriel, Aaron and Anne to head back to Alexandria and the rest will go to an alternate route and spend the night at the Sanctuary.
Before heading out, Rosita sprays over a road sign: "Bridge Out".
At a camp, which the communities have set up in the woods, Rosita gives Kathy and Beatrice some weapons from the armory.
Later, Rick plans a detonation with Eugene and Rosita that will serve to distract an oncoming herd.
In the woods, Rosita is with Arat as they rig the charges to lure a herd away from the bridge construction site. Arat asks Rosita if she could wire the explosives and when she was denied the opportunity, she asks Rosita if she trusts her. Rosita replies that she does not trust Arat, especially after she held a knife to her face.
In the camp, at night, as everyone laughs and talks, Rosita is seen laughing with Tara, Eugene and others.
At the camp, the Saviors are furious with the news of Justin's death. Alden promises they'll get to the bottom of it but is punched in the face by Jed, who claims he isn't one of them anymore. Carol steps in with her gun at her hip, stopping Jed.
Rosita draws her gun along with the crowd as the Saviors start accusing Daryl and Anne of being the culprits. They grab axes to retaliate when Rick rides in the middle of the group with his gun drawn and warns everyone to back off.
Later, in the woods, Rosita, Daryl and Rick arrive to save Cyndie and Maggie from a group of walkers. They check on Beatrice over the walkie but receive no response, so they try to find her and locate her unconscious in the woods. When she wakes up, she tells them she was attacked from behind and that Arat is missing.
On the bridge, as Rick limps away before collapsing, he hallucinates as Rosita and the others rush past him to kill the walkers. Michonne stops and sees Rick’s wound. She reminds him she fell in love with him because he’s a fighter. After killing the walkers, everyone stops to watch them. Michonne tells Rick how much she loves him and he tells her, “This isn’t real.” Michonne tells him to wake up and he does, now alone on the bridge.
The walkers approach as Rick hobbles away. He makes it across the bridge and turns around hoping to see the walkers fall through, to no avail. A walker makes its way inches away from Rick before getting shot in the head by a crossbow bolt. Rick watches as Rosita and the rest arrive nearby.
Maggie and Michonne hatch a plan to divert the walkers but Rick won't allow it. He notices the dynamite on the bridge, takes aim, and says to himself "I found them," before shooting and igniting the dynamite. The bridge ignites and explodes as Rosita and the rest can only watch in horror, assuming Rick to be dead.
Six years later, Rosita along with Eugene, Aaron and Laura find Judith in the woods helping Magna’s group. Wanting to take them in, Judith declares she won't go return to Alexandria until they accept them. Rosita and the others reluctantly agree.
In Alexandria, Magna's group arrives at the gates and Judith assures them they'll be safe. They get escorted inside, where Gracie runs over to Aaron. Rosita updates Siddiq on Yumiko's condition and he escorts her to the infirmary. Magna tries to tag along but is stopped by D.J.
Michonne arrives on horseback and doesn't look pleased to see the new arrivals. She frisks Magna and asks Eugene why they're here. Aaron claims it was his call but Michonne reminds him it's not his call to make. "I decided," Judith tells her. Michonne scolds her but Aaron says they're here now and they should decide their fate together, while Gabriel suggests they vote tomorrow. Michonne agrees and instructs her people to put them in holding. She leaves as her sheriff figurine falls out of her pocket and Judith picks it up.
In another room, Gabriel tests out the radio he found in the woods and tells Rosita he thinks there could still be more survivors out there they could help. He suggests they set up a remote amplifier to boost the signal and find new communities, and Rosita instructs him to stay in town while she and Eugene set it up. Rosita then kisses Gabriel and he tells her she's amazing.
Later, on the way to set up the amplifier, Eugene questions Rosita about her relationship with Gabriel and reminds her some men prefer facts over fairy tales, implying he has feelings for her. Suddenly, they notice fresh footprints on the mud of a nearby herd that head on a different direction, relieving them.
On top of a water tower, Eugene places the amplifier and begins to climb down before seeing a walker herd head toward them. Rosita screams for him to climb down as his pack falls and the horses get spooked. Part of the ladder falls so Eugene jumps down, injuring his knee. Rosita runs over with a makeshift crutch and the two run off into the woods.
In the woods, Eugene slows down as he and Rosita keep running from the walkers. He suggests he stay behind to distract them and reveals he has something to tell her. She tells him not to make it weird and forces him to keep going.
After a while, Rosita and Eugene slide down a ditch and cover themselves in mud as the walkers get closer. They stay still but get shocked and horrified as the walkers pass by and whisper to each other: "Where are they? ... They must be close... Don't let them get away."
In the woods, Rosita runs alone and scared escaping from the walkers, while she hears whispers. As she rests on a tree, she gets tired and eventually collapses.
A while later, she manages to shoot a flare in the air and is found by Aaron and Jesus. She tells them she left Eugene in a barn. Before some walkers get close, they grab her and promise to look for Eugene tomorrow.
At Hilltop, Rosita is taken care of by Enid.
In the infirmary, Rosita wakes up in a panic and tells Michonne and Siddiq that she knows where Eugene is. They tell her Daryl and the others are already looking for them but get confused after she screams that the others don't know what they're dealing with.
In Hilltop, Rosita watches as the group arrives with Jesus' body and the captive girl, causing her to look in shock but also relieved at Eugene's safety.
In the infirmary, Siddiq relocates Eugene's knee and leaves to grab a bandage. Eugene tells Rosita he was scared she was dead and tries confessing his love but she runs outside saying "I can't." Rosita vomits and Siddiq follows to ask if she's ok, but she reveals she’s pregnant with his baby. Eugene looks horrified as he listens from inside.
A while later, a funeral is held for Jesus and everyone take turns hammering the nails in his coffin. Rosita looks in sadness and then proceeds to leave with the rest of the group to Alexandria.
In Alexandria, Rosita puts on her pants with some difficulty and then goes to talk with Gabriel about his problems at the council. He doesn't elaborate so she brings up her pregnancy, saying she wants him to stay despite carrying Siddiq's baby and tells him she will be at her house when he's ready to talk.
Later, Rosita is talking with Siddiq on her house porch when Gabriel arrives to talk with her. She smiles at him for his choice and they all go inside to talk.
In a flashback, Rosita arrives at Alexandria with a new group of survivors. Inside, she watches as Jocelyn panics and tries to help her. Later, Rosita, Michonne, Eugene, Gabriel, and Aaron follow Winnie to a factory where they find several kids hiding out. At night, Rosita enjoys a bonfire in Alexandria alongside Jocelyn's kid group and the community kids.
The next day, Rosita watches as Michonne and Daryl return to Alexandria with the missing kids. She hugs and picks up Judith when she runs to her.
In the Kingdom, Rosita watches from the crowd as Ezekiel declares they've finally accomplished Rick, Carl, and Jesus' dreams of reuniting the communities. "Let the fair of a new beginning begin!" Ezekiel says as everyone celebrates and applauds.
Later that day, Rosita visits Eugene in a building where is tinkering with a radio. He tells Rosita that he's collected radio parts to make it easier for the communities to communicate with each other. Rosita tells him that despite her pregnancy, things don’t need to change between them and they are still friends. She then thanks him for advising Gabriel and decides to accompany him for a while.
The next day, Rosita listens from the crowd as Siddiq delivers the tragic news regarding the fate of the missing residents from the fair, tells them how brave everyone was in their final moments and how he was intentionally kept alive to tell this very story. He encourages everyone to remember the fallen as brave heroes and to honor them.
Several months after the fair massacre, at Alexandria, Rosita and Gabriel keep warm by staying close but Eugene interrupts them to report on the storm. Gabriel concocts a plan to group up next to large fireplaces in the church and realizes they'll have free Negan from his cell so he doesn’t freeze.
In the church, Rosita handcuffs Negan and mocks him. He jokes about her love quadrangle and taunts Gabriel by calling him "father…not the father," to Eugene's amusement. Suddenly, the group smells something and Eugene pulls Siddiq and Gabriel away from the fireplace before it explodes. He says the chimney makes it unsafe to light anything else on fire, so Gabriel decides they’re moving to Aaron’s house. They all tie a rope around themselves and head out into the blizzard.
The next day, after the storm is over, Rosita and Gabriel move back to their house.
Sometime after the blizzard, Rosita gave birth to her daughter and named her Socorro. Months later, Rosita is at Alexandria boxing while Eugene helps takes care of Coco. As he reveals his findings to Siddiq, Rosita comments to him that her daughter is just a baby and not a science experiment. Suddenly, Gabriel enters the room with a worried look and proceeds to inform them of the Whisperer mask found at the Oceanside beach.
Rosita then accompanies the council as they enter the meeting house to discuss the recent discovery. After the meeting is over, Rosita lets Siddiq spend time with her daughter.
Rosita and the rest of the Alexandria residents face against waves of walkers pouring onto the community gates over the next 49 hours. After prevailing from the exhausting battle, the community discovers that a new herd of walkers is approaching from multiple directions. In the morning, Rosita helps to clean up the community from the corpses while Eugene warns that it will be an hour until the next wave hits. Under Michonne's plan, Rosita is assigned to kill the walkers at the main gate. At night, she jokingly suggests to Eugene that he could go back inside and rest for the rest of the night but he claims he can continue.
At dawn, they enter her house to rest. When Eugene keeps insisting on seeing Coco and admits he was part of the team on the gates to protect her, Rosita angrily yells that he isn't Coco's father and they will never be together. Eugene confesses he thinks their whole friendship was based on his beliefs that he could've changed her mind one day and leaves heartbroken. Rosita is left sad at this revelation.
Rosita and Gabriel stroll Coco around the streets over the night as they pass beside Lydia. The following morning, Rosita is at the dining hall enjoying a meal with her daughter when Lydia makes a scene by gutting a dead squirrel, upsetting Gage, Margo, and Alfred. She watches as the three leave in disgust before returning to her meal.
Rosita rests in her house after being checked up by Dante due to being sick with a stomach bug. She uses the radio and manages to contact Eugene who is still at Hilltop. They catch up and she admits to missing talking to him. Suddenly, a part of his radio malfunctions and they agree to talk later.
Later that day, Rosita gets worse due to the sickness and lays down on her couch while Gabriel is on patrol. When Siddiq arrives at her house to look for new clothes for Coco, he notices an ill Rosita and decides to take her to the infirmary despite her objections.
Upon arriving at the infirmary to find it full of sick people, Rosita sits on a bed and calms down Siddiq when he berates Dante for letting things get out of hand. She is then taken care of with the other patients for the rest of the day.
Rosita lays sick on her bed at the infirmary and is taken care of by Siddiq during the night. The next day, Siddiq visits her again to check on her health. When Rosita tells him Gabriel isn't jealous, Siddiq lays next to her to keep her company. The two of them joke about their fling and reflect on them being parents in the new world. He nearly kisses her until she has a coughing fit so he gives her more water before leaving to check on his other patients.
Later that day, Rosita watches as Siddiq jumps into the pond to drown himself. She jumps into the water as well and pulls him out. Shortly after, Rosita questions Siddiq about what's really going on in his mind. He breaks down and explains he can't escape his memories about the night their friends were killed by the Whisperers. She assures him that he is doing everything he can but he says he feels he failed Enid and that he misses her. Rosita demands he pull through and fight it for her and Coco and everyone else. She is then told to go back to her house and rest.
Rosita goes with Coco to Siddiq's room to check on him but they are greeted on the door by a suspicious Dante who prevents her from coming inside. When he pulls out a knife, Rosita slowly backs away and puts her daughter into a bathtub before she is tackled to the ground. As Dante starts chocking her, a reanimated Siddiq walks over to his crying daughter. Before Coco can be harmed, Rosita stabs Dante in the chest, puts down Siddiq, and then brutally beats Dante until he is knocked unconscious. She then picks up Coco and cries as she looks at Siddiq's dead body.
The next day, Rosita is present during Dante's interrogation in the infirmary after his identity as a Whisperer spy is exposed. She calls him a piece of shit after he claims he is needed because he is their only doctor. When Dante confesses his motive for infiltrating the community and says he's looking forward to them arguing over what to do with him as they did with Negan, Rosita insults him again and kicks him in the back before leaving the room.
Later that day, Rosita attends Siddiq's funeral and listens as Gabriel delivers a moving eulogy. When the ceremony ends, she falls to the ground alone in sadness. Shortly after, Rosita hears walkers banging on the walls and goes outside to kill them using brass knuckles to release her anger out. Before a walker with a helmet almost bites her, she comes to her senses as Eugene arrives to help kill it. He then offers his deepest condolences to her and wishes he could offer more, but says he is unable to at the moment because he is relocating. They say goodbye to each other and he leaves.
Rosita later arrives at her house and tells Gabriel she almost died fighting walkers recklessly and laments how vulnerable she feels because she doesn't want Coco to be left an orphan. He says that feeling will pass and his main concern at the moment is to deal with Dante. Feeling hurt by his indifference, she claims that maybe Dante was right about them not being as strong as they thought. When he leaves to confront Dante, Rosita carries her daughter to a window and tells her she will grow strong and loved. She then spots Gabriel leaving the cell covered in blood. That night, Rosita approaches Gabriel as he burns Dante's body and puts her head on his shoulder. They reconcile and watch the scene.
Following Siddiq's death, Rosita starts to suffer from nightmares where she sees herself being killed by Whisperers or sometimes finds herself unable to move as Coco is the one being killed. One morning, she watches as a Whisperer named Gamma arrives to inform everyone that a group has been trapped in the cave with Alpha's horde and explains she wants to help because the baby left at Hilltop is her nephew. Rosita knocks her unconscious and orders for her to be put in a cell. A while later, she and Gabriel visit Gamma in the cell and confront her about Dante's actions. They say she has to prove she's different from the other Whisperers or she'll get killed. When Gabriel insists she is hiding something and calls for a sincere confession, Rosita listens as Gamma tearfully reveals she killed her sister for Alpha.
Rosita is later present in the meeting hall to discuss a possible plan when Gamma tells everything she knows about the cave and its entrances. When Gabriel proposes to Laura and Scott to send two rescue teams, Rosita says she doubts the authenticity of her words. She then listens in shock as Gabriel encourages them to capture any Whisperer and brutally torture them until they can break them since he believes the Whisperers are cowards. Shortly after, Rosita and Gabriel prepare for the outing. He suggests she'd better stay at home but she refuses, adding that he is acting erratic and is itching for a fight. Gabriel doesn't understand her point, and Rosita claims she can feel that Coco is wondering where Siddiq is and she doesn't want her daughter to be left an orphan if both of them die.
Sometime later that day, Rosita listens as Echo Post informs about a hundred-walker herd incoming. As they think about this situation, she reconsiders if she should go outside with the walker threat and risk dying. While starting to draft people for the scout team, Gabriel changes the plan at the last minute and orders for Rosita and Laura to stay back with a skeleton crew while he and others will head out on the recon mission. Before leaving, Rosita tells him she has been having nightmares about the Whisperers killing her and worries about Coco's future. They kiss goodbye.
That night, Rosita leads the rest of the soldiers as they deal with the undead residents roaming around the streets of the community. When the threat is controlled, she heads to the Grimes' house to make sure Judith and R.J. are safe and watches as Beta attempts to take Gamma away. Holding her sword and ready to fight, Rosita draws his attention and they battle with their weapons for a while until Beta slashes both of her arms and gets her on the ground. Before he can kill her, Gamma tells him to stop or she'll kill herself, saying she knows Alpha wants her alive. Rosita is spared and eventually realizes Gamma was telling the truth, which causes her to grow respect for saving her life.
The following morning, Rosita is now patched up on her arms with bandages and prepares to leave towards Hilltop with a group so she can be checked with by the doctor and receive proper medical treatment in her injuries. She leaves Coco under Gabriel's care as she believes they'll be safe in Alexandria and kisses him goodbye. Mary also hops in the wagon to see her nephew, and she and Rosita introduce themselves and shake hands.
Rosita climbs up to the attic to find Eugene, where she hears Stephanie on the radio attempting to contact Eugene. Puzzled by the mysterious voice, Rosita answers the call and asks for Stephanie's identity as Eugene scrambles to climb down from the upper floor and stop Rosita from replying. Furious that Rosita made him break his promise to Stephanie, Eugene tells her to leave.
Outside the Hilltop, Eugene is calibrating the electric fence when he is greeted by Rosita. She informs him that she talked to Gabriel and that Coco is fine. Eugene asks if she told him about the horde, but she reveals that she didn't. Rosita says that she thought Eugene would be working on the radio, but he reveals that there have been no new transmissions. Rosita supposes that Eugene likes the girl on the radio, but he believes that she won't talk to him again after the earlier debacle. Rosita assures him that the girl likes him, before suddenly inviting Eugene to kiss her. He leans in, but is ultimately unable to go through with it. Eugene notes how peculiar it is to want to kiss someone he has never met, while Rosita finds this endearing. She encourages him to attempt to win Stephanie back.
Right after Stephanie sets up the location and time of their future meeting, which Eugene accepts, Rosita comes to fetch him for the battle, and Eugene confidently follows her, stating that he has a "date".
The survivors have retreated behind the Hilltop's walls, while the fire continues to spread, now engulfing most of the Barrington House. On the walls, Carol shoots several arrows at the herd, to little effect. With the gates down, the herd begins to pour into the Hilltop, while the survivors desperately try to hold them off. While fighting walkers, Eugene notices the fire is about to reach the house's attic, so he frantically rushes inside to save the radio equipment while Rosita chases after him. Despite successfully slowing down the herd, the survivors are overwhelmed and are forced to retreat after the defensive wall falls, letting the horde past the Coalition's defenses.
Rosita, Daryl, Dianne, Jerry, Nabila, and a few others make their way to the rendezvous where Ezekiel should be waiting for them with the kids. Once there, however, they discover the house to be empty, save for a lone walker. Nabila despairs about the whereabouts of her and Jerry's children.
Rosita appears in Michonne's hallucination during the line-up where Michonne chooses who she will kill with Lucille.
Rosita meets up with the others at the rendezvous point. Eugene is concerned about the injuries she sustained and is trying to find Alex the medic but she tells him not to worry about it. Then she encourages Eugene to tell everyone about Stephanie and the meeting he has planned.
Rosita, still recovering from the injuries she sustained during the battle at the Hilltop, now along with Coco, are hiding in the hospital. When the Whisperers break into the hospital, Gabriel, believing he is going to die, tells Judith to tell Rosita a latin phrase meaning "Half-Orange". Later, Rosita is with Gabriel and Coco outside the hospital with everybody else following the Whisperers' defeat.
Rosita joins a group of Alexandrians scavenging a military base. After being lowered in, she enters a room full of immobile walkers and steps quietly around them. Rosita loads her backpack full of MRE's and attaches it to the pully to be hoisted up. When the pully snaps, Daryl cuts himself and wakes the walkers. Rosita kills the walkers surrounding her and is hoisted to safety.
Back at Alexandria, Rosita joins in on the council meeting and listens to Gabriel preside over the food being only enough to last the community a week. When Maggie proposes that they replenish their supplies by taking back her old community, Rosita calls it to be a 'suicide mission' and agrees with Aaron to remain in Alexandria. Rosita is frustrated with Gabriel when he volunteers to go on the mission.
Rosita is keeping herself busy while Gabriel is on a mission and is out picking mushrooms when Carol, Magna and Kelly stumble upon her. She gladly joins them in their attempt to retrieve Alexandria's missing horses. When they find the herd, they try sneaking up on them but end up failing every time they try to lasso the spooked horses. While chasing after the horses, Rosita confides in Carol that she has been having dreams about Abraham recently. In her dreams, Abraham tries to tell Rosita something important, but just as he's about to, he gets shot in the head. Rosita used to be disturbed by this dream, but now believes it to be a message for them, although she doesn't know what Abraham is trying to say.
During their mission they discover the mutilated bodies of several horses. When Carol wishes to continue, Rosita protests that they can continue tomorrow, but Carol is adamant. Noticing her distress, Magna comforts Carol with a hug, convincing her to call of the search. On their way back. Rosita hears hoofbeats and realizes they still have a chance to catch the horses. In a clearing, they see five horses galloping. Rosita notes the horses are running towards the dairy farm, which has paddocks where they can lock them in. They then they arrive back to Alexandria with the horses in tow.
Later that day, Rosita takes Coco to see the horses and sees Carol washing horse blood from her hands.
Rosita slaughters walkers during the breach. During an impromptu meeting on how to fix the wall, Rosita suggests leaving Alexandria for somewhere safer as a backup option, much to Aaron's dismay.
Later that day, Rosita finds Judith sitting on the porch with the broken keepsake. Judith tears up and says everyone is gone. Rosita comforts Judith and tells her the story of her own upbringing.
When Aaron and Carol argue about a strategy for finding Connie, Rosita suggests using both ideas.
When Kelly runs off in search of Connie, Rosita along with Carol and Magna go find her. They follow the clues that Kelly found until they are eventually reunited with Connie.
Rosita hides out in Aaron's house as the storm rages in Alexandria, and sees a piece of the perimeter wall blow down the street. When Aaron holds a meeting in the kitchen of his house and reports that the storm blew a panel off the wall and that a fire in the windmill is drawing walkers. He proposes that they split up into teams to fix the wall and stop the fire. Rosita volunteers to stay behind and lead the defence of the house and to protect the children.
Rosita orders her small group to shore up the windows with boards and Aaron's furniture. Walkers continue to surround the house after entering through a second breach and Rosita leans against the door as walkers pound on the other side. Eventually, it becomes too much and Rosita decides to buy the group some time by running outside and single-handedly slaughtering all the walkers in the yard as the other residents watch anxiously inside.
Later on, Rosita tells everyone to get upstairs when the door is about to break. Rosita and Lydia hold the door until Rosita is convinced by Lydia to tend to her baby while she holds the door.
Rosita and Lydia continue protecting the residents of Alexandria from walkers, by defending the stairs. Dianne later joins them. They hear Gracie's emergency whistle, revealing that her and Judith aren't far. Rosita instructs Lydia to use the window to get out the house and down to the cellar, while her and Dianne continue the fight against the incoming walkers. When Maggie's group arrive home, Rosita reunites with Gabriel, asking him if the wagon is full of food. He explains how he had to keep his promise to Alexandria and couldn't come home empty handed.
Rosita attends the Halloween street party at the Commonwealth, dressing Coco up as a flower. She hands her over to Gabriel, as she has to attend training for the Commonwealth military. It is revealed that her and Daryl are currently living in run-down apartments, throughout their orientation.
Mercer has created a training camp called "The Kill House", in which two teams have one weapon, with their intention of taking out all "The Rotters" inside. Daryl and Rosita are placed on separate teams, but he creates a plea to swap, as him and Rosita work well together. Mercer refuses to listen. Rosita and her partner come out victorious, as they managed to follow Mercer's instructions better than Daryl.
Daryl, Mercer and Sebastian head out on a separate training session, in which Rosita follows. Mercer states she isn't needed for this, but Rosita continues to volunteer.
Later that night, Rosita and Daryl are working security at the masquerade ball. When hell breaks lose, we see them waiting on the sidelines. They give each other concerned looks after a claim is made that there are thousands of citizens wanting to rise against the Commonwealth. Mercer instructs Rosita to confide in Magna, to see if she knows anything.
Rosita is now officially part of the Commonwealth military. Her and the rest of the team raid Tyler's house in search of any leads to his previous statement. Rosita discovers a secret passage in his closet, revealing a room filled with anti-commonwealth propaganda.
Rosita is called to perform wellness check on Stephanie. When no one answers the door, she proceeds to enter, finding no one inside. She tells Eugene to come down to the station, in which she will help him fill out a missing person's report.
Rosita appears to be on a walk with Coco, when she comes across Eugene sitting alone by the lake. She sits down with him, and they begin to talk about their decision to move to the Commonwealth. Rosita explains how she likes that they can all be together again, but she misses the freedom she had in Alexandria. During the conversation, she notices Eugene is not really himself, and continues pushing until he reveals what really happened with Stephanie. She hugs him and tells him that he can do so much better, and he will find his person one day.
While awaiting duties at the Commonwealth station, Rosita teases Daryl about obtaining stereotypes of cops, by eating donuts. The pair are assigned to patrol Sector D, until two guards send them on all alternate mission. Sebastian wants Daryl and Rosita to cover themselves in walker guts, and travel through a herd, to find money that an old friend's father had locked away. They both quickly refuse, until Sebastian threatens R.J. and Coco. Rosita holds him at gunpoint, while his guards aim at her and Daryl. They assure them that they will fire, in which Rosita responds "Not before I take this asshole's head off." Rosita agrees to do the mission, as long as it's the last thing Sebastian makes them do.
Once in the house, they find the panic room where the money is obtained. Rosita kills two walkers, and notices that they recently turned, meaning someone has sent citizens to do this before. Out of nowhere, a woman begins banging from inside the room, alerting the attention of Rosita and Daryl. She states her name is April, and she was part of a previous group who came to complete this mission. In response, Rosita tells her, her name and assures her that they're going to get her out of there.
Once Daryl starts the generator, Rosita enters the code, unlocking the panic room, where she is embraced in a hug from the woman inside. An alarm system begins to sound, so Rosita attempts to cut the wires to turn it off. Walkers begin to be attracted to the noise, so she goes for the quicker solution of smashing it with her helmet. Rosita and Daryl barricade the door, until gun shots can be heard. Carol and Mercer, in which he states that he was told they came to steal money. Rosita assures him that Sebastian put them up to it and threatened their kids.
Rosita covers herself in guts, giving her armour to April so she can be protected as they walk back through the herd. The sharp edge of the armour gets caught on a walker, causing April to kill it - attracting attention to the group. Rosita quickly springs into action killing a walker, while the rest follow. After the altercation, April has been mutilated, causing Rosita to put her down before she can reanimate. They complete the mission successfully, with Mercer telling them to give the money to Sebastian, because if they don't, that's a fight they're not going to win.
At the end of the episode, Rosita, Daryl and Mercer unassumingly sit by, as Sebastian looks through the bag of money, praising them for completing the task.
Rosita confides in Eugene about what happened during Sebastian's money heist. Doing so, they arrange a meeting with Connie and Kelly. She explains how Sebastian forced many citizens to complete this mission, in which none have made it out alive, April included. Connie shows her the list of names she received days prior, revealing April to be on there. Rosita claims that there are far more people on the list than Sebastian sent in, so something else must be going on and the citizens of the Commonwealth deserve to know the truth.
This list shows the victims Rosita has killed:
- Large Savior
- Neil (Zombified)
- Olivia (Indirectly Caused)
- Bike Park Savior
- Lance (Alongside her fellow Militia members)
- Siddiq (Zombified)
- Alfred (Zombified, alongside her fellow Alexandrians)
- Alexandria Guard (Zombified, alongside her fellow Alexandrians)
- Panicked Woman (Zombified, alongside her fellow Alexandrians)
- April Martens (Before Reanimation)
- 3 unnamed Wolves
- 22 unnamed Saviors (8 Direct, 10 alongside Alexandrians, 4 Zombified)
- 1 unnamed Scavenger
- 6 unnamed Alexandria residents (Zombified, alongside her fellow Alexandrians)
- At least 1 unnamed Whisperer
- 2 unnamed Commonwealth residents (Zombified)
- Numerous counts of zombies
|✔||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|
- The casting call for this character used the name Jordana Barraza.
- Rosita was described as "Late 20s. She is a beautiful and tough Hispanic woman shamed about her past."
- Upon a Q&A when discussing her character Christian Serratos stated, "She's remarkably brave. What I love about her is that she's definitely a capable woman and is capable of taking care of herself. If she was alone in the apocalypse, she would manage very well and would be just fine. We had a city-wide blackout and I panicked and ran to Steven Yeun's apartment for help, so she has a leg up on me when it comes to bravery."
- She learned her nursing skills after the apocalypse from former members of her group.
- On Talking Dead, Christian Serratos says that this was also where Rosita learned her outdoor survivalist skills.
- In a deleted scene from "Remember", she meets with Pete Anderson, the town's surgeon, and is assigned to work as his medical assistant.
- It was revealed on the Talking Dead episode of "Not Tomorrow Yet" by Ross Marquand that Rosita has past military experience, and it was this experience alongside Abraham's that helped the group execute their raid of the Savior outpost in the episode.
- In "Hearts Still Beating", Rosita was given a permanent scar on her right cheek from Arat, a Savior, when she cut into her skin.
- Before Rick's departure from the show, Rosita was the only character to appear in more episodes in a single season than Rick.
- As of "The Calm Before", Rosita and Eugene are the only remaining characters introduced in Season 4.
- Rosita is the female character with the most romantic relationships in the TV Series compared to anyone else, with a total of seven.
- Rosita is one of the thirteen characters in the TV universe to be pregnant during the events of the apocalypse. The others being Lori Grimes, Maggie Rhee, Eileen, Ava, Vida, an unnamed Sanctuary Worker, an unnamed Kingdommer, Jane Carroll, Michonne Hawthorne, Nabila, Grace Mukherjee, and Rachel.
- Rosita is the eighth main character to outlive her comic book counterpart, with the first being Shane Walsh, the second being Carol Peletier, the third being Tyreese Williams, the fourth being Beth Greene, the fifth being Judith Grimes, the sixth being Morgan Jones, the seventh being Abraham Ford, the ninth being Ezekiel Sutton, the tenth being Alpha and the eleventh being Gabriel Stokes.
- She is one of thirteen characters known to speak Spanish in the TV Series.
- She is currently the sixth most appearing character on the TV Series, having appeared in 84 episodes so far.
- Rosita's current signature weapon is a modern recreation of the Macuahuitl that she is wielding since Season 10.
- The Macuahuitl is a long wooden paddle with serrated blades emended along its sides, this close combat weapon was widely distributed to soldiers throughout ancient Mesoamerica.
- This weapon is likely a tribute to Rosita's heritage.
- Rosita is one of eight characters in the TV universe to have dropped an uncensored f-bomb.
|Language||Dubber||Other Characters Voiced|
|German||Maximiliane Häcke ("Inmates" & "Claimed")
Wicki Kalaitzi ("Us" & "A")
|Italian||Benedetta Degli Innocenti||Karina|
|Japanese||Mii Miki||Lizzie Samuels|
|Portuguese||Samira Fernandes (4)
Teca Pinkovai (5-11)
Sasha Williams ("First Time Again")
|Spanish (Latin America)||Vanina Garcia||N/A|
|Spanish (Spain)||Silvia Sarmentera||N/A|
- https://youtu.be/RmbuVn1rF98 Confirmed at 31:33.
- Talking Dead Season 5 Episode 12 -- "... Abraham and Rosita have actual real-world, you know, soldier training, and they've been in the army..." -- Ross Marquand