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Lori was the wife of Rick and mother of Carl. After Rick was wounded in a shoot-out, and put into a coma, the dead began to rise. Lori eventually took Carl to assumed safety in Atlanta, where her parents lived, accompanied by Shane. Along the way, Lori became increasingly emotionally-upset and desperate, due to the extreme guilt for “abandoning” the comatose Rick at the town’s hospital. Eventually, Lori was so desperate for closeness, she had a passionate night of sex with Shane on the highway to Atlanta, which she immediately regretted. Upon arriving in Atlanta, and finding the city overrun by the undead, Shane forms a group of survivors and encamps outside the city limits, and eventually Rick joins them there. The group leaves for safer areas of habitation after several survivors, including Shane, die. The tenuous situation worsens when Lori discovers she is pregnant, but was advised by Dale not to say anything to Rick about her encounter with Shane. At one point, during the group’s stay at the prison, Lori attempted to reveal the truth to Rick, but he implored her not to, as the truth could kill him. Lori gave birth to a daughter, Judith, at the prison. Both Judith and Lori were killed in the final stages of the Woodbury Army’s assault on the prison, shot fatally in the back by a shotgun while fleeing.
Believing her husband Rick to be dead, Lori, along with her son Carl, goes with Shane towards Atlanta, counting on him to keep her and her son safe. Extremely compassionate and empathetic, Lori is the emotional center of the group of survivors. With their entire world in chaos, Lori will cling to her humanity and fight to maintain their decency and rituals, offering comfort to everyone as they face their individual tragedies. First and foremost, she is a fiercely protective mother, desperate to keep her son safe and extremely wary of anyone she doesn’t trust getting too close to him.
After walkers attack the camp, Lori insists on holding a funeral for the victims: “We need time to mourn,” she says. “We need to bury our dead.”
Although Lori would like to move on with her life with Rick, Shane still harbors deep feelings for her. Late one night, Shane drunkenly confronts Lori, explaining to her that he really did think Rick was dead, and that “I had y’all to think about.” When Shane tries to kiss Lori, she scratches his face and neck.
Shortly after the assault, Rick finds Lori crying and embraces her, unaware of why she’s really upset. “We don’t have to be afraid any more,” he tells her. “We’re safe here.”