Does This Mean Carol Peletier Is Fearless Enough To Take Over The Kingdom?

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-11-25

“We are one!” screamed King Ezekiel to his followers. This season, on The Walking Dead, the debate has been whether or not Carol Peletier will truly follow the King. As always, Carol toes the line and lives in a grey area away from the others.

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In “Monsters,” most of the episode follows the Kingdommers as they take out dozens of Saviors. In the final moments of the episode, it’s clear that the Saviors have one more trick up their sleeves.

Carol is trusting of the King in “Monsters,” but not in “Some Guy.”

Carol Peletier Unsure Of The King’s Words

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In the beginning of “Some Guy,” King Ezekiel speaks with Benjamin’s brother Henry and then the others. Among his people, the message was relatively simple. The King wants his people to “fear not.”

Since the story is non-linear, we cut back and forth between his pending war speech and the result. Everyone trusts this man, but Carol knows that the King has never really been in battle before.

Luckily, she’s not in the huddle before the battle, so she’s not in the huddle of dead bodies after the battle.

Carol’s Tough Decision To Save The King

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In “Monsters,” right before the Saviors sweep the Kingdommers, Carol tells the King they should keep moving and Jerry goes to clear walkers. These simple moves save their lives.

Everyone but the King is killed. The Saviors use a machine gun and take out at least twenty of the Kingdommers. The only survivor on the battlefield is King Ezekiel because his men protect him like the Secret Service would protect the president.

When we catch up with Carol, she had made her way inside. From there, she takes out a few more Saviors, but can’t get to the guns in time. In the end, she’s forced to pick between saving the King and Jerry, and getting the guns.

In the end, she saved Jerry and the King, but the guns got away (until Rick caught up with them). The King seems to lose his motivation, but it’s unclear if Carol is going to be there to inspire him to get up and fight again.

Do you think Carol or Jerry will take over the Kingdom?

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Brock Swinson

Brock Swinson is the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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