Is The Walking Dead’s Carol a Psychopath?
The highlight of The Walking Dead Season 6 finale was Negan’s debut, but there was also an interesting sub-plot going on with Carol Peletier and Morgan Jones that will no doubt carry on into Season 7.
After Carol ditched Alexandria in Episode 14, Morgan set out to find her and finally located her, injured but alive, in the finale. She made it clear she had no intention of returning to Alexandria, and even pulled a gun on Morgan in an effort to get him to leave her alone.
Turns out years of killing people in order to keep herself and those she loves safe had taken its toll on the resident badass, and she wasn’t about to get attached to anyone else she’d potentially have to hurt.
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Once Carol escaped Morgan’s care it didn’t take long before The Savior she didn’t kill in Episode 15 found her and shot her in the leg. As he was preparing to take another shot, Carol began to laugh in the face of death, causing us to question if she’s now a psychopath.
“Carol has been pretty clear that she is not down with killing. She does it because she cares about these people,” EP Greg Nicotero tells The Hollywood Reporter. “I do believe that killing has taken its toll on her. I don't think she's a psychopath. She's trying to distance herself from people that would put her in a position where she'd have to kill others.”
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As we saw, Morgan ultimately comes to Carol’s rescue and, after refusing to kill anyone for a long time, shoots The Savior to save his friend.
“The moment with Morgan in the finale is fantastic because he's spent the entire season saying, ‘You don't have to kill; there are ways around it.’ And Morgan is left with no choice but to pull the trigger because it's somebody he cares about. He has done what Carol has been doing,” Greg adds.
“I love the way that story comes full circle with the two of them.”
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Last we saw Carol and Morgan they were being led to safety by (likely) members of Ezekiel’s Kingdom, meaning they’re probably in better shape than anybody else.
Can’t wait to see what’s in store for them in Season 7!
The Walking Dead Season 7 will premiere in the fall on AMC.
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