For years with “The Walking Dead,” we’ve heard many an actor tow the company line on the subject of who can and cannot be killed off on the show, with the most common response being this: “Nobody is safe,” or various forms of that. They really want to create that sort of mystery and uneasiness for some of the show’s viewers.
However, it is now turning out that there could still be someone who finds themselves spared of having anything happen to them … or at least this is the case if executive producer Robert Kirkman has his way. Speaking, per Uproxx, at New York Comic-Con, he believes that Melissa McBride’s character is the one person he would have the hardest time disposing of on the show:
“The Carol that’s in the comic was my attempt to show just how broken an individual can become from the zombie apocalypse. The Carol in the show, which is a much better character let’s be honest, actually is made stronger by all the more horrible things that happen to her in the show. Killing her would definitely not … we can’t do that.”
We don’t necessarily see this as a guarantee, since now you would know that killing her would be the one thing that would truly be the equivalent of ripping our Kirkman’s zombie heart and eating it. Still, it is nice to see that he has forged an emotional attachment to this character in particular that is so strong. She’s not even close to the person she was at the start of the series, but when you look back at her journey one of the great things about it is that it feels like it all makes sense. Carol didn’t just suddenly wake up one night and is now in badass mode; it was a gradual progression.
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