Danai Gurira Talks About Michonne's Role In The Walking Dead Midseason Premiere's Horrifying Moment

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Spoiler alert.

Carl got shot in the eye on Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead and if you didn't know that yet still continued beyond the word "spoiler," you've been living under a rock, so I'm just as sorry as Ron is.

Looking at how the series of events unfolded in No Way Out, it's not too unreasonable to point a finger at Michonne for Carl getting shot the way he did. Sure, Ron pulled the trigger so ultimately it falls on him, but why didn't she just caught off that little brat's hand instead of stabbing him in the back? Disaster evaded. She's probably feeling a little bad about it, considering "A huge part of why Michonne lives and breathes is to be a part of keeping that young man safe," according to Michonne actress Danai Gurira.

The big moment was quickly followed by Rick nearly losing it and setting out to destroy any and every walker inside of Alexandria's walls. It was an intense few nights on set. "It was intense, but there was something really beautiful about the intensity of it and the pain of it. Running through the walkers with Rick carrying Carl, it was just so painful and intense," Gurira tells EW. "And him lying there and Rick running out the door and Michonne being caught in a panic — I’ve rarely ever experienced her panicked. But she was facing losing both of them in one night. And that was just not going to happen. And there was only so much she could do for Carl at that point. It’s kind of a ride-or-die situation with going out there with Rick."

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 PM ET on AMC.