The Walking Dead Season 4: Melissa McBride Explains Carol’s Mindset: “She’s Just Determined”
Before Season 4 of The Walking Dead even began we were told that it’d be loaded with character development for everyone, and so far the Powers That Be have stayed true to their word. Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) began the season as a farmer but is slowly coming back to us as The Ricktator, and Michonne (Danai Gurira) proved that her tough-gal character has a loaded past, as evidenced when she started sobbing while holding Baby Judith.
Perhaps the most noticeable character evolution though belongs to Carol (Melissa McBride). Once weak and defenseless, Carol is now teaching the kids of the prison to kill walkers. And of course, we can’t forget that Carol admitted to killing Karen and David at the end of Episode 3: “Isolation.” We’ve already weighed in on that murderous choice, and whether or not she actually offed them remains to be seen. But during a chat with Access Hollywood, Melissa opened up about another daring decision Carol made last week: fixing the water hose surrounded by walkers!
When asked specifically about the hose, Melissa explained Carol’s logic behind that choice, revealing, “I think she’s feeling confident that she can — in that circumstance — protect herself, if she has to. She’s keeping an eye out, but what her main motivation there is, [is] to get that water pumping again, because like she says, ‘We don’t’ know if we have a tomorrow.’ Rick says, ‘We’ll do it tomorrow,’ but you know, we can’t wait. Tomorrow may never come. She’s just determined… and she’s in a whole new mode this season.”
Daredevil antics and a double murder indicate a whole new mode indeed! Are you on board with this new Carol, or do you think her new outlook on life is bound to get her in trouble this season? Tell us your thoughts and theories below!
The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.