There's So Much Speculation About Carol's Motives Right Now For This Reason...

There’s So Much Speculation About Carol’s Motives Right Now For This Reason…

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-11-09    2 min read

While King Ezekiel is wondering what happened to a walker, Carol pushes the group forward on The Walking Dead. Carol, of course, is worried that the runaway Savior they’re tracking will get back to his troops before they find him.

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“We shall be ready, regardless,” said King Ezekiel. Regardless of the fact that they’re about to face an army, the King still keeps a smile on his face. “Do I feel this supreme confidence or is my job to protect such certainty?” said the King to Carol.

“Fake it till you make it, baby,” whispered the King.

Carol Listens To The King, But…

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“That’s what I’ve done and what I do. I am king because I have provided a light to push my people forward through the darkness. They have made my fictions realities… There will be no fantasies of failures,” confirmed King Ezekiel.

About this time, one of the King’s men discovers some blood on their trail. At that point, it’s not only clear that they are going in the right direction, but also that their prey is weak, slow, and not far in front of them.

Again, the King’s delusions are correct.

Shiva The Tiger Saves The Day

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

At this point, however, it’s also clear that the King got lucky in a sense. Later, when they get close to their victim, the King tells Carol to save her ammunition. A moment later, he announces that their friends have arrived.

Then, Shiva the Tiger comes out of nowhere and takes down this Savior with a pounce. Like she did when Negan was about to kill Carl, Shiva easily takes down her prey. This time, she’s in more of a natural habitat, out in the woods.

While Carol, Jerry, the King, and his men watch this attack, it’s unclear if Carol actually trusts the man next to her. More than likely, she will never fully trust anyone, based on how many people she has seen die around her.

Despite his overly optimistic nature, Carol should trust the King. If nothing else, he will never betray Carol.

What do you think about the King’s logic in this episode?

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Brock Swinson

Brock Swinson is a contributor at MMN, Airows, and Creative Screenwriting Magazine. He is also 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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