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Patrick is an original character first introduced in Season 4 of AMC's The Walking Dead. He is a young teenager a few years older than Carl who has joined the prison community sometime within the past six to seven months.
He is portrayed by Vincent Martella.
Patrick is seen at the outdoor kitchen and is asked by Carol to watch over the cooking as she speaks to Daryl. Patrick thanks Daryl for the deer he brought to camp last week and requests to shake his hand, which Daryl allows, but not before licking his fingers. Later, Patrick is seen hanging out with Carl and the other kids near the fence. He attends storytime led by Carol, but asks to be excused due to feeling sick, and Carol allows him to leave.
That night, Patrick is visibly sick with a cough. He heads to the shower room, covered head to toe in sweat, and leaving sweaty footprints in his wake. He turns on the water, and, not long after, he drops to the floor and dies from an unknown illness. He later reanimates.
Karen enters the shower room and hears some noise. She opens one of the shower curtains but does not see anything. As she walks away towards Cell Block D, where many of the Prison new comers sleep, a zombified Patrick gets up from the shower room floor. He finds his way to Cell Block D and enters a cell where a man is sleeping. Patrick bites his victim in the throat before tearing into his stomach, initiating a chain reaction where more of the sleeping people are bitten in the next morning and turn into walkers themselves. When Rick is outside with Carl and Maggie, they hear gunshots from inside the prison and go investigate the cause. They find cell block D in total chaos as surviving people try to escape the increasing number of walkers. After they kill multiple walkers and people who have not reanimated yet, Daryl kills a walker who attacked Glenn. He finds out it is Patrick. Later, the council, consisting of Glenn, Carol, Daryl, Sasha, and Hershel discuss what happened. Carol mentioned that Patrick was healthy earlier last day, deducing the illness must act very quickly. In the prison yard, Rick comforts Carl, who has been a friend of Patrick, by saying Patrick was a good kid.
Patrick is later seen in a flashback at the prison, playing with Legos. Patrick admits to Rick that he's not ashamed to be playing with a toy meant for 4-12 year olds.
- 4x01: "30 Days Without an Accident"
- 4x02: "Infected" (Zombified)
- 4x16: "A" (Flashback)