Fans of The Walking Dead are spending the off season worried about the core members of Rick's group who find themselves at the mercy of Negan's bat but there is another character they may soon start to sweat for.
Carol Peletier is in an equally dangerous place as anyone who is on their knees in front of Negan. However, her threat is not a menacing new villain, but her state of mind. The character was all but suicidal when we last saw her in the Season 6 finale and it sounds like she may continue the trend when we find her again.
"Every step she's taken up to this moment has just devastated her up to this point," Melissa McBride says of Carol at The Walking Dead's New York Comic Con panel at Madison Square Garden of the weekend. "What is it about this world that makes us want to survive so much? That's a huge question."
With Carol pondering her existence and why she wants to survive, one has to wonder if the The Walking Dead's most bad-ass lady will be fulfilling the destiny set for her on the pages of The Walking Dead comics.
In issue #42 of The Walking Dead comics, Carol decided she no longer wanted to live and fed herself to a zombie. After getting bitten, other characters found her bleeding out and were quick to offer help but she insisted they let her die. In fact, Carol was outlived by Sophia in the comic books, something which has been completely changed on the television series.
Speaking to ComicBook.com a couple of weeks ago, McBride teased the same suicidal thoughts for her fan favorite character.
"This is a different season," McBride says. "She's definitely got some healing to do in her mind and where she wants to be on this earth, or [if] she wants to stick around or what."
Of course, Carol will be in very good hands to start the new season. The character will find herself at the Kingdom under Ezekiel's rule with Morgan Jones at her side. The two men have very strong beliefs and personalities which will likely influence Carol's decisions going forward. If Morgan can convince her that all life is precious, maybe she'll think the same of her own.0comments
Morgan, however, is also dealing with his own demons by the sounds of Lennie James' account. "If you notice, at the end [of Season 6] when he shoots that Savior in order to save Carol, I think one bullet would have done it but he emptied the clip," Lennie James points out. "Those people who are begging for Morgan to return to the killer, be careful waht you wish for."
We will find out if Carol wants to stick around and how Morgan will be effected by saving her when The Walking Dead returns for its seventh season on October 23 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC. For complete coverage and insider info all season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.