As you know, we are huge fans of The Walking Dead Here at TWD HQ. In fact, one of our recent obsessions has been trying to learn as much as possible about the show and its cast of characters. We’ve watched every episode several times over and pored over transcripts, wiki pages, and collected a TON of memes from the show. One of our biggest questions is: “Who is Davey Pattinson (SP) and what is his story?” As it turns out, SP is a very important character in the Walking Dead universe and we’re going to tell you all about his story in this article.
SP’s Childhood And Early Career
The first we ever saw of SP was in the season one premiere, where he and a few other teens are featured in a montage of children doing various activities with their parents. We learned a couple of key things about SP from this brief moment: He’s a rebellious teen who doesn’t like authority and he isn’t afraid to say what he thinks. After this brief glimpse, SP disappears from the show for the rest of the season. We don’t see him appear in any subsequent episodes until the season four premiere, where he shows up at the Governor’s mansion to inform the Governor that he knows where some people have hidden supplies. The Governor is worried that the Prisoners might steal their food and water and orders SP to lead them to where the supplies are hidden. Naturally, once the supplies are found, SP spends the rest of the episode running around and having fun with the Prisoners, which leads us into our next point.
Running Wild With The Prisoners
One of the things we love the most about Davey Pattinson is how he isn’t afraid to have fun. In almost every scene, the cameras are on him and he’s having the time of his life. This is made even more evident in the season four premiere, where SP leads the first half of the episode. He and the other Children of the Dam come across a truck carrying a bunch of pigs and ask the driver if they can have some. The driver says they can’t, but they continue to play with the animals until one of them gets loose and attacks him. During the chaos that ensues, the truck crashes and SP is severely injured. This is where his rebellious streak comes in handy, as he screams at the top of his lungs for help as the injured animals continue to attack him. Eventually, Rick and Company arrive and realize what happened, but it takes a while for SP to get treated for his injuries.
The Walking Dead And Beyond
After recovering from his injuries, SP returns to the Governor’s mansion to inform the Governor that he’s okay and ready to help. The Governor then asks him to come on a supply run with him and the two begin what will be a long-term working relationship. As we’d come to expect from SP, he always has a snarky comment to make about whatever is going on at the time. Near the end of the season, the Governor asks SP to ride along with him on a scouting mission and introduces him to his wife, who SP immediately takes a liking to. The two begin a slow-building courtship that will blossom into a passionate romance and the start of a new chapter in SP’s life. In the season five premiere, SP gives the Governor’s wife some helpful advice about raising their baby daughter. While the Governor’s kids are away at Summer Camp, SP sneaks into the house and helps himself to some of Lori’s wine, which she has hidden for “special occasions.’” Soon after, Lori finds out that he’s been drinking and confronts him about it, which leads to an argument that ends with SP slamming the door in her face. This is just one of the many conflicts that arise between the two characters, but it’s also one of the most important, mainly because it sets the stage for what’s to come.
At that point, SP is just one of the many supporting characters in the Walking Dead universe. However, it seems that the creative team behind the show have other plans for him. In the mid-season break, AMC aired a special episode (“What Lies Ahead”) that introduced us to a new character, Siddiq, who will become one of the main characters in season six. In the episode, we find out that SP is not only The Governor’s son, but he is also the Governor’s top lieutenant. We also find out that he has a son of his own, who is just like him, named Siddiq. In the episode, it is hinted that the two will play an important role in the coming war and that their rivalry will be put to the test. This will prove to be true, as the two go head to head in a brutal sparring match that sees SP nearly kill his own son. However, in the end, some clever wordplay from the Governor leads to an unexpected and unique resolution.
At this point, it’s important to reiterate that there is no definitive canon for The Walking Dead or any of its associated works. This means that anything could happen at any point in the series’ history and it wouldn’t be surprising if future events contradicted previous ones. However, this also means that all the information in this article is 100% true and sets the stage for an important point that we cannot emphasize enough:
If you’ve followed our blog in the past, then you know that we’ve been obsessed with trying to figure out the story behind the show and its characters. Now that we’ve told you all about SP, it’s time to reveal our big conclusion and offer some advice to those watching the show for the first time. The answer is simple: Davey Pattinson is The Walking Dead. He may not be carrying a cross or a gun, but he’s leading the charge and setting the tone for what’s to come. All the signs are there and if you’re watching the show, then it’s only a matter of time before you figure it out too. Just remember: have fun.