It was a hard first half for all of the actors because we're all used to this core group being together and fighting together and dying together, he commented. After arriving at the Alexandria Safe-Zone, Carol becomes one of its key defenders and attempts a relationship with a resident named Tobin, but quickly realizes Tobin is really no more than a bandaid on her pain. And no, we're not talking about the long-lasting effects of the zombie apocalypse or the buried commentary on human nature. After killing many residents, she escapes and has an emotional reunion with Daryl, Rick and the others. For Carol, community is everyone who she decides is part of her group. So he took the burden from her. Same situation can be said with Rick and Daryl - they're brothers by choice.
They seem like they're gonna be an item in the future, but then they seem more closer to mother and son. Later, after taking the advice of a man who had been bitten on the side of the road, she follows Tyreese and the children as they to travel to a sanctuary named Terminus. McBride did not audition for the role of Carol and was simply given the part, believing it was a short-term gig. Though Carol has no hesitation killing to defend Maggie, she begs Paula — a formerly submissive woman who became an unrepentant killer after losing her family — to run, but is forced to impale her on a walker trap where she is killed. She becomes the one who's doing things. She knows she's capable of so much more, but she's just in that cycle. That's been a very satisfying journey for all of us on the creative side to portray.
In the mid-season finale , Carol fakes her injury during the herd and goes to kill the Wolf locked up with Denise. Carol and Tyreese later return from a hunting trip to find that Lizzie has killed Mika and was about to kill Judith, thinking that everyone would understand that Mika was just a changed person after reanimating as a walker. On Carol's reasons for having to kill Lizzie and Carol's mindset in the episode , Melissa McBride explained: No, I don't think there was really any other option. The Walking Dead Season 4 premiere is still two months away, but one question that a lot of fans seem to be asking is: When are Daryl and Carol going to hook up? In , Carol bumps into Kingdom survivor Ben in the woods and gives him advice on how to sneak better. She did however, receive nominations each year since 2014 for the for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, later changed to Poppy Awards which recognizes Emmy-snubbed favorites. In the episode , Carol appears at the end of the episode when Beth watches her get wheeled into from an unknown accident.
More discussion ahead, but beware the spoilers. They understand each other without having to say a word. In the episode , Carol remains unconscious as Beth completes her plan to give Carol epinephrine after the officers agree to turn the machines off, declaring that the resources would be wasted. The show runners may have wanted to put the two characters together earlier in the show, but now it would seem false. She is lifted in a stretcher by two officers. Sensing that Tyreese does not know of her involvement in Karen's death, Carol makes up a story about how she did not return with Rick because she wanted to find more supplies for the group. Writing for , Todd VanDerWerff lauded Melissa McBride's performance in the season five premiere No Sanctuary, saying: Say what you will about The Walking Dead's slapdash approach to character development, but McBride's ferocious, frequently Emmy-nomination-worthy performance has made sense of a woman whom the show seemed to actively be avoiding understanding for a good long while.
He then said, When we got to Season 4, she had become pro-active. So we have an obligation to change it up by introducing new worlds and introducing new characters. The Peletiers first met up with , and her son while traveling toward a supposed 'safe zone' in Atlanta, and they all eventually settled near a quarry on the outskirts of Atlanta with a handful of other survivors. Interviewed by congresswoman and town leader , Carol crafts a facade of being an inexperienced apocalyptic survivor who acted as the den mother to the group. They stay at an abandoned woman's shelter where they find a reanimated mother and daughter, and Carol moves to kill them but Daryl insists it is unnecessary. She refuses for anyone to try to help her, saying that they should let her die in peace. In , Carol and other soldiers arrive at Alexandria to fight off the Saviors after Sasha's death.
She's been too important to the story, and driven too much of the plot, to just leave like that. After all, Twitter is always right, right? The character's arc has been described as a hero's journey by executive producer , having made many difficult decisions in order to survive. She and quickly become best friends, the two of them often conversing about the current happenings around them. They always had a connection, even when Daryl felt separate from the group. Carol is no longer in fear of Ed and can now muster up her own courage and bravery for this new dreaded world.
Carol casts the blame upon for not staying with her as he finds her in the woods, chasing off the walkers who follow her but ultimately blames herself. She is seen beginning to cry upon realizing that Andrea has died at the end of the episode, and watches the remaining Woodbury residents enter their new home in the prison. Yet, there he is, talking to be-leathered, unbothered King Ezekiel. Though Rick thinks of Daryl like a brother… I would wager that Daryl sees Rick like the father figure he never had. They fight off the remaining herd. Over the course of the series, Carol gradually builds inner strength and turns from a meek and battered housewife to a resourceful and hardened warrior.
This photo has a lot of layers—both literal and figurative. In , Carol is shown praying and smoking and attempting a relationship with Tobin, but it is useless. As Daryl tells Carol to keep safe, she responds saying, Nine lives, remember? On an interview with , she said that she believed she would be dead within a few episodes, if not, by the end of the week. Carol's death leaves a significant mark on the group in the days leading up to the ultimate assault on the prison. The character was allegedly created for the television series by writers Frank.
In the episode , Merle has a brief conversation with Carol wherein he remarks that she has transformed from a scared little mouse afraid of her own shadow into a stronger person. I want to believe they won´t make it happen. For the past several seasons of , fans have been begging to see a relationship between Daryl and Carol. In 2015, for her performance in the of the series, McBride won another , becoming the first actress to win the award multiple times and back-to-back years. It's not a world that's safe for anyone. Soon after the break-up, her mental health comes into question, and, after nights of crying, results in an attempt to commit.
That's what was happening to Carol -- her mindset -- she was so hell-bent on protecting these children that she lost a bit of something, and that was her nurturing aspect. She meets the leader of the community, , a man who proclaims himself a true king whilst keeping a pet named Shiva. Carol later tries to convince Michonne to have Alexandria join a fair Ezekiel is holding, a morale boost that is needed due to the state of the Kingdom, but Michonne refuses. Rick continues on with a rescue mission, saying he owes Carol everything. She is let met by Morgan, Ezekiel and others who bring a wounded Benjamin to her cabin. Many critics praised the character in the second half of the and onwards into where Carol stages herself as a meek housewife in the community of Alexandria in order to be assured that they are trustworthy, which includes stealing back the group's guns in the process for safety precaution and protection. The show has given more emphasis in these two characters relationship than the actual couples and they have always left it in the fine line of friendship and love.