Ezekiel is a nicer, more likable, and less murderous character than Aaron, but he’s an absolute goner. Why? Well, we’ve spent a long time believing he was about to die already, thanks to his throat cancer. Now that it’s been cured, killing Ezekiel would not only be tragic, it would be ironically tragic, and give Carol some pathos as they had a longtime romance. It feels very TWD to kill a character with a new lease on life, so go ahead and say goodbye.