“The Walking Dead” had a few surprises Sunday night among the living in the episode “Indifference.” Carol is banished from the group thanks to Rick, but the hardened and at times seemingly soul-less Carole is not the person who joined the group a few seasons ago.
The Washington Post on Nov. 3 refers to Carol’s killing of David and Karen as “cold and calculating,” and that it was. While the motive behind that killing was for the safety of all at the prison, Carol continued on with having no empathy for her fellow humans.
When Rick and Carol meet a young hippie couple while out scavenging for supplies, she insists that they help with the gathering of supplies, even though both were somewhat incapacitated from injuries. When Carol and Rick later stumble on one of their remains being eaten by walkers later in the episode, Carol’s indifference was uncomfortable to watch.
Some see Carol’s new found self as having leadership qualities, more so than Rick at this point. Others see Carol's indifference as a possible danger. Once again it’s Rick’s fear of having Carol near the people he loves, such as his kids, that pushes him to suggest she go off on her own.
Daryl, who was once the favorite of the fan’s for Carol’s love interest, now seems to find he has more in common with Michonne. Never the less, what will Daryl do when he finds Carol hit the road?
“The Walking Dead” is not afraid to cut out some of the important characters, you just never know who will be the next guy down or out. As far as Carol is concerned, her banishment doesn’t mean this is the last fans will see of her. There are so many possibilities for Carol’s future on “The Walking Dead.”
Some suggestions for Carol's fate:
*Carol meets up with the governor and becomes an arch-enemy of the prison dwellers.
*Carol becomes so hardened that when the group sees her next they don’t recognize the woman they once knew.
*Carol realizes just how cold she’s become and comes back with her tail between her legs. She did promise to care for those two little girls to their dying father.
*Daryl makes it his mission to go and retrieve Carol wherever she may be.
*Michonne leaves, hooks up with Carol and the two become the female duo of walker exterminators.
*Carol is later seen as a walker, putting Rick in a slump for banishing her from the group.
*Carol goes back to the barn where she last saw Sophia and does herself in at the grave of her daughter.
If there was one Woodbury, there are bound to be other pockets of villages within the ruins of the walkers. Carol might find one of those pockets, adding another two location story line to the series plot once again like the Woodbury-Prison days.
What do you think Carol’s fate will be?