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'The Walking Dead': What did Carl's statement to Michonne mean?

Chandler Riggs plays Carl Grimes in "The Walking Dead"
Chandler Riggs plays Carl Grimes in "The Walking Dead"amc/YouTube (screen capture)

On March 30, "The Walking Dead" season 4 finale aired and there were some shocking moments as well as some statements made by characters that could set up a storyline for season 5. One of those statements was made by Carl to Michonne and it sounds like he may go through another personality change.

Warning: If you have not seen "The Walking Dead" season 4, episode 16, titled "A," then stop reading.

While outside the fences of Terminus, Carl and Michonne are talking and he mentions how his father told him that he is proud of him. He said that he is not what Rick thinks he is and he is just becoming another monster. What exactly did Carl mean by this? If fans look back earlier in the episode, right after he was nearly attacked, he was resting in a car with his head on Michonne's lap. He overheard Rick telling Daryl that everything he did was for his son and there was a haunted look in Carl's eyes as he listened to this. They looked guilty and dark.

There has also been a few other times in the past two seasons where he didn't seem to like it when Rick told him he was proud of him. Perhaps there is being too much read into this, but is there a part to Carl's personality that hasn't really emerged yet that may be horribly dark?

Only time will tell what "The Walking Dead" season 5 has in store for Carl and the other characters. The new season will air in October 2014.