“The Walking Dead” season 5 “Isolate,” gave Carol the spotlight for a little bit this week and when Rick asked her if she was the one who killed Karen and David, she gave a very quick a matter of fact, “yes.” Carol made some hard decisions this week and to kill those people and burn those bodies was one of them. The Hollywood Reporter on Oct. 27 comments on how Tyreese is losing someone that he deeply cares about for the first time in this new world. This has changed him, he's looking mean.
Carol is not becoming the serial killer of the cell block, she is just trying to do what is best to keep the others safe. What is confusing everyone is where did all the blood come from? Does she really have it in her to slice people to death?
You'd expect poison or smothering the sick more up her alley than killing them in a way that brought about all that blood. If Carol killed them then this means the two were still alive at the time she ended their lives. They were the first two to come down with the sickness, but now there’s a dozen including kids and a baby.
This move has backfired on Carol, killing two people to stop the sickness did nothing with a dozen more now sick. She's now got blood on her hands and she's already punishing herself. The water hose scene was almost the equivalent of suicide by cop, except it looked like a move of suicide by walker. If she doesn't do herself in, there's Tyreese waiting in the wings to kill the person who killed Karen.
What are Carol's plans for the others that are just as sick as the two she confessed to killing? If the people who get sick live, Carol will consider herself a murderer. That is going to be one tough fact for her to live with. Will the viewer’s start seeing Carol take these kinds of risks as a way of punishing herself?
It ripped Carol apart having to put Lizzie in the cell block with the other folks battling this sickness, but she’s going about making decisions for the greater good of the prison folks. As they said in the “Talking Dead” show after this week’s “The Walking Dead” episode, Carol could actually be the leader of the group at this point with her quick and controversial decisions.
It looks likes Carol’s decision to kill those two people will raise havoc with her if her meltdown by the water barrels were any indication this week. What do you think? Did Carol jump the gun by killing Karen and David?