|In Sickness and In Health...|
|In Sickness and In Health...|
Howie is a minor character and survivor in The Last Ones.
Little to nothing is known about Howie's life before the outbreak other than he possibly lived in Summerlyn City.
Little to nothing is known about Howie's life after the outbreak other than he ended up as a resident in Victoria.
The morning after a failed coup attempt to seize power from Alexis Norton, Howie approaches her and demands to know why Derrick was killed the night before because she said-so. When he says there should be a committee to make decisions, she bluntly tells him there's not, and what she says, goes. As she walks off, he yells "I'm filing a complaint!"
Alexis faces the wrath of the angry residents who are up in arms to discover that Michael will be holding the dead in his lab to conduct experiments. Alexis assures them that they have safety procedures in place including very strong fencing and an armed team to watch the lab at all times. Eventually, with the help of Bernadette, the residents come round. To appease the residents even further, Alexis tells them she wishes to form a council of people who will help her in making decisions. She chooses Howie, Bernadette, and Monty, all of whom accept her offer. The meeting is then adjourned.
Alexis gathers her committee and tells them that they will be kept in a basement and guarded during an upcoming meeting with a rival camp. They cite they should be present in order to help make decisions. Alexis tells them she wants them out the way in case of an attack. They eventually come around. Hearing the disturbance from outside during the meeting, they demand Jason step aside so they can see what's going on. Upon arriving outside, they discover dozens of zombies have entered the complex. Howie follows Monty as he rushes over to a dead Monika. Howie expresses his sympathy as Monty cradles his dead daughter. Shiro rushes over and shouts at Howie to get Monty inside.
When Alexis hides herself away after the death of Michael, Howie and Bernadette take control and collect all the bodies for burning. Bernadette rallies the residents and says they will have time to grieve later but they have to carry on. Later, Alexis leaves town without saying a word as Howie, Bernadette, and Jenson watch on. Bernadette tells them they don't need her.
During the funerals the following day, Bernadette and Howie are irritated by Alexis's return and say she's come back now they have done all the hard work. That night, a leadership takes place and Howie loses to Bernadette. Just then, Blaine and his people enter and he reveals a new way of life for the residents as Alexis is now head of a dictatorship.
Almost four months on, a feast is planned to celebrate the birth of Catelyn's baby, which Howie attends.
After a group of residents stage break-out from Victoria, several are killed, several are locked up, and some, including Bernadette, manage to escape. After Zahra, who has been kept in the basement overnight, begins banging on the door, Howie complains to Blaine about the noise.
When a vengeful Donna drives a car through one of the gates of Victoria and lures a horde of undead inside, Howie watches in horror from his house alongside Paul, Lawrence, Monty, and Yvonne. Paul says they may have to make a run for it but Howie doesn't agree. Paul tells Howie to wake up. The following day, Paul, Yvonne, and Lawrence try to leave, but Blaine kills Paul, sending a message that nobody can go. Howie is later taken outside along with the other civilians and trained how to fight by Carlos and Laurie.
This list shows the known victims that Howie has killed:
- Numerous counts of zombies.
- Howie has appeared in nine episodes.
- Out of all the main characters, Howie has met Alexis, Michael, Bernadette, Charlotte, Bobby, Shiro, and Blaine.