When it comes to television and a successful show, characters have to grow and move with the show. More importantly, the character growth has to be realistic. Characters change, just as we do in real life, even if the story and show isn’t what you would call realistic.
Carol is one of those characters who has changed quite a bit throughout the seven seasons of The Walking Dead. The first two seasons were a woman who was this weak, winey character who would not last in this world if she didn’t learn to not only pick up a gun but to fight for herself. She did in season 3. Carol learned that she had to learn to fight in order to survive. She has learned that this world requires fight and sometimes that means killing more then just walkers. That takes us up through season six.
In season six, Carol decided that after learning Maggie was pregnant that suddenly she couldn’t kill anymore. First, I have quite a bit of an issue with this because a few episodes before Carol turned back into her weak season 2 self, she had just wasted a bunch of Wolves. Literally, only a few episodes. Second, Carol told Lizzie and Mika on the way to Terminous that this world isn’t made for weak people, it’s made for those who have to fight and now she’s turned into Mika herself. Third, this is just annoyed in general.
“You’re little and you’re sweet and those are two things that can get you killed.” – Carol
I personally do not like the direction they’re taking Carol. If this is going to continue, if this is how they’re going to keep Carol then she can just die. She’s a waste now. She’s annoying. Being left alone in your little house isn’t an option. Being left alone in a world full of walkers isn’t an option.
Carol was my favorite character on the show. Her badass way of finishing things and saving everyone is just how I think someone should be in this world. But this now, she is is a disappointment and quite frankly not even worth having on the show now. Melissa plays her well and has these past seasons but things have changed and Carol isn’t someone I care about anymore. She’s more annoying then ever. I’m just hoping someone will shake her and maybe knock some sense into her.
” It’s not about what you say. It’s about facing reality. It always comes for us and over and over again we face it so that we can live. ” – Carol
Like I said, either she gets off that damn couch and fights or she can die. If it takes til the end of the season and she dies, I think I’ll say “about time”.