|Age||70+ (at time of death)|
|Not So Sleepy Hollow|
|Every Inch Of Life|
|Family||Gilbert Evans (husband, deceased)|
|Not So Sleepy Hollow|
to Every Inch Of Life
Joyce Evans is a recurring character and survivor in The Last Ones.
Details about Joyce's early life is fairly scarce, but at some point she married Gilbert Evans, who she remained with until their deaths. It's been stated that she Gilbert were fairly wealthy and did well for themselves as they had a big house in Winterhodge Hollow. An extended family was also mentioned, but they weren't seen.
Joyce and Gilbert became good friends with Peter and Lorna Thompson and used to babysit their children Milo and Beatrice. Joyce and Lorna used to chat for hours on end and presumably became very close to her.
Joyce is seen running towards The Thompson house for help as two zombies chase her. Lorna risks her life to assist her and runs outside and brings her in. Joyce reveals to Lorna that she feels sick and that Gilbert, who was one of the zombies who chased her, bit a few of her fingers, but she passes it off as just a minor bite.
Joyce begins to rest in Milo's room as her health worsens. She asks Lorna about Peter and Milo and whether they've returned home and expresses her sympathy when she discovers they're both still missing.
At the end of the episode, the Thompson clan are all reunited and when Joyce hears Milo's voice, she steps into the living area and finds that the family have taken in Sean O'Hara, the town drunk who Joyce knows, and a group of survivors who Peter and Sean befriended. When it's revealed that Joyce is ill and was bitten, Shiro Kato pulls out a gun and threatens Joyce. He makes it clear that when she turns, she could kill them all. The others tell him to put the gun down, but he refuses. Lorna, who is desperate to protect her friend, snatches Peter's gun away from him and aims it at Shiro, leaving the two at a stand-off.
Peter manages to avoid violence when he implores both Lorna and Joyce to see reason. Shiro's sister, Aimi, also manages to talk Shiro down. Lorna makes it clear that Joyce is staying and will be cared for.
Joyce's health deteriorates that evening and Joy Maybell and Georgie Rutherford are tasked with watching over to make sure she doesn't die and turn. Another member of the group, Jai Patil, keeps an eye on her condition.
The following night, Joyce finally passes away. Jai and Sean stand over her motionless body as a sad Lorna and Peter walk in. The two men then leave to give the couple some privacy. Lorna makes the decision to be the one to stab Joyce in the brain to prevent her from turning. Peter stays with her as she does so.
Joyce and Gilbert are buried in the episode following her death. They have a joint funeral alongside Ollie Graham, the former leader of the group Peter took in. Lorna leads the tributes to Joyce and describes her as kindhearted woman and that she and Gilbert were a lovely couple. Sean also says some kind words about them.
Shortly after the burial, the Thompson's and the others move into Joyce and Gilbert's house, with the intention of staying there overnight.
This list shows the known victims that Joyce has killed:
- Joyce appeared in three episodes.
- Out of the main characters, Joyce met Peter, Lorna, Sean, Shiro, Aimi, Joy, Georgie, Jai and Henry before her death.
- It's revealed that Joyce and Gilbert always used to have plenty of food in their house, as they believed they should always be prepared for guests, which implied they were popular and generous people.