Matthews, North Carolina
Samora was born and raised in Matthews, North Carolina with her sister and was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) at age 11. She took various medications and attended cognitive behavioral therapy twice a week in order to cope with her condition. Eventually, she was able to function in society and obtained a job, as well as a boyfriend.
Approximately 46 days prior to her encounter with Althea, Samora was part of a group of survivors, including her sister that were venturing to Tucson, Arizona.
As the interview begins, Althea asks Samora to introduce herself, as well as state where she's from. Samora reveals that she was born and raised in Matthews, North Carolina, and was traveling with her sister and a group of survivors to Tucson, Arizona until her death 46 days ago.
Suddenly, Althea takes notice of Samora compulsively counting a stack of pennies. She questions how many pennies are in the stack, and she reveals there's always five. She begins to explain that she was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) at age 11 and took various medications, as well as attended cognitive behavioral therapy twice a week in order to cope with her condition. Luckily, she was able to control her compulsive behaviors for a few years and even went on to have a job, as well as a boyfriend.
Unfortunately, when the outbreak began, her condition returned to its former state and she began pulling her hair out and obsessively counting again.
Althea begins to ask Samora how her sister died. Samora recounts the events of 46 days ago when their group was taking refuge in an overrun office building. As the undead were piling against the entrance, Samora was unable to make a decision in time to escape due to her OCD, stating that her condition only permits her to leave buildings the way she entered. Unfortunately, Samora's delay caused her sister, Crystal to be bitten on the shoulder. She was then forced to put her down.
Following her sister's death, Samora left her group and her condition worsened, causing her to contemplate suicide. After making the decision to do so, Samora climbed the highest west facing point and watched the sunset to honor her sister before her planned suicide. Suddenly, she witnessed a plane soaring over the mountains and heard it crash shortly after. Much to her surprise, Samora was given a newfound hope and ventured off to search for the plane.
Eventually, Samora came in contact with Morgan's group and was appointed as the inventory manager due to her obsessive counting. Tearfully, Samora reveals her gratitude about being able to use her affliction to help others, in which Althea replies she's glad she found their group, as a tearful Samora agrees.
This list shows the victims Samora has killed:
- Samora is the second person known to have OCD in The Walking Dead universe, with Dawn Lerner being the first.
- In Samora's case, she is obsessed with counting things (such as pennies) and stacking them in groups of five. Her OCD also prevents her from leaving a building through a different way than she entered.
|Torn Apart||Billy • Jamie • Andrew • Judy • Mike • Hannah|
|Cold Storage||Chase • Kelly • Rick • Carl • Lori • Shane • Harris • Lenny • B.J.|
|The Oath||Paul • Gale • Karina|
|Flight 462||Alex • Jake • Nicholas • Connie • Deidre • Anthony • Suzanne • Marcus|
|Passage||Sierra • Gabi • Colton|
|Red Machete||Mandy • Joe • Tony • Derek • David • Alyssa • Jerel|
|The Althea Tapes||Althea • Ed • Earl • C.J. • Clark • Jody • Samora|
|Walkers||Jaime • Welch • Callaway|