Carol‘s just gone? At least she’s not dead. She can (and I suspect will) come back. I don’t think we’ll see her again at the prison. I do think that something is going to happen to make the group have to leave the prison eventually and we’ll see Carol then. Rick told her to find a new group and I bet that’s where we will see Carol again.
I wonder if exiling Carol is what Rick had in mind from the start of the trip or if spending the day with her is what prompted it? She kept wanting to talk about what she did when Rick clearly didn’t, like picking at a scab that won’t heal. It was clear from the look on Rick’s face that several of the things she said during the day disturbed him. Rick, if anyone, should understand where she is now. For a time, he was hard and cold, making difficult decisions. Realizing he needed to rein it in for the sake of his kids brought back his humanity. Carol doesn’t have a child anymore. She’s not completely cold (she fixed Sams’ arm), she just does what she thinks is in the best interest of the group. I think her blase attitude about Ana and Sam may have been what clinched it for Rick.
I also can’t believe Rick went off and left the sick people in the prison with only Maggie and Carl for protection.
It will be interesting to see what the reaction of the group is if Rick tells them the truth. Tyreese will probably be mad because Rick let Carol go. He very obviously wanted to deal out justice to the killer himself. What qualifies as justice in times like that, though? The rules of what’s right and wrong are so very different. Carol did the wrong thing for all the right reasons. She thought she was ending their suffering and protecting everyone else. Does that mean she deserves to die? Daryl was closest to Carol of anyone and he’s taken the time to get to know everyone else. He’s tired of losing people and he wasn’t okay with the deaths of Karen and David when he didn’t know who did it. How will he feel when he finds out it was Carol? I feel like more people than Rick thinks will be okay with what Carol did. They may not have the stomach to do it themselves but could see that it maybe needed to be done.
Bob and Tyreese are dangerous. They are too unstable to go on runs. Tyreese is volatile and unpredictable. He lets his feelings get the better of him and endangers everyone else. Like I said before, Bob is an alcoholic and the need for a drink gets in the way of his better sense. I was so sure there was medicine in that bag he was so desperate to hang on to. He could have gotten himself or someone else killed and then he threatened to pull a gun on Daryl.
Daryl staring Bob down like the alpha dog in a pack was great. Bob cowed down to him just like a submissive dog would. I’ll say again how far Daryl has come. Before, he was content to follow along and help but he’s definitely stepped into the role of a leader. He may even be a better leader than Rick.
Why did Sam and Ana split up? What happened to Sam?
Someone said the veterinary school was about 50 miles from the prison. Under normal circumstances, that would take 1 – 1 1/2 hours to drive. Why did Michonne say it would take them seven hours to get home?
- “You can be a farmer, Rick, you can’t just be a farmer.” — Carol
- “You take one sip before those meds get in our people, I will beat your ass into the ground.” — Daryl
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