Who would have thought when this show started that Carol would turn out to be the strongest character? She was this meek, mild scared woman when we first saw her and now she knows what needs to be done and makes the hard decisions that others can’t.
I had thought all along that Lizzie was the one feeding the rats to the walkers. I had also (maybe not in print but definitely in my head) said that she needed to die. A person like that, child or adult, that has no concept of the difference between a walker and a human, is dangerous to everyone around them. If she’d been an adult, the choice would have been obvious. I never in a million years thought the show would go there with a child. I thought that her obsession with walkers would get her bitten and she would die that way.
Did they make the right decision? Hard to say. Could Lizzie be rehabilitated after killing her sister? Put that together with the fact that she was pretty obviously mentally disturbed to start with. I could see how a child could be confused about walkers but if they have any bit of sanity, they should be able to understand when it’s explained to them over and over again. Not to mention the fact that she’s watched them kill people she knows. Judith could never be safe with Lizzie around. Without tying her up at night, no one could ever sleep soundly around her.
Having Carol tell Tyreese about Karen and having him forgive her was unexpected. I don’t think he could have forgiven her so easily if she had confessed before everything went down with Lizzie. I don’t think Tyreese could have killed Lizzie. Even though he thought it was the right decision, I don’t think he had the stomach for it. Seeing Carol be able to do what needs to be done, no matter how hard or how it affects her, I think helped him see why she killed Karen.
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