If you love Carol on The Walking Dead, we think that Melissa McBride has some good news for you going into the upcoming eighth season. You’re going to be seeing a lot of the character coming up! Not only that, but she is going to be back to doing a lot of the stuff that you originally loved her for in the first place, in between blowing stuff up and hanging around some of the other members of the group. This isn’t a redux of what you saw during the seventh season of the show, where Carol was largely isolated from much of the group and seemed fine to give up being on the front lines.
Obviously, the All Out War storyline is going to change things for Carol; she realizes at this point that she is too valuable to just sit on the sidelines, and she cares too much about other people. Speaking about the matter more to Entertainment Weekly, McBride lays out her character’s big return with the following:
“I think given the rise of Negan and all the horrible things that she survived since she left, she’s, she does feel a call to duty, and that’s the idea that her family never left. She just went off to save herself, but she knows she’s got to fight and she knows what that means to her. She laid it out for Daryl when he came to her cottage that she’s running a risk of losing herself in the fight, but it’s worth it to her. And I think we’ll see she’s going to fight the conflict in her mind, it’s going to be alive there too. There’s just no way getting around that — if she comes to terms with it. We’ll see.”
We feel like at the top of everyone’s season 8 wishlist at the moment is getting to see some more great Carol – Daryl scenes given the relationship and the care that these two have for each other. Beyond that, though, we’d love to see both her and Rick in the same room together, given that they are complete forces of nature and can be total killing machines. Also, is it too much to ask that we see Carol be the one who takes down Jadis and the Scavengers? If there’s anyone who could teach them a good lesson after their betrayal, it’s probably Carol.
Other news on The Walking Dead season 8
If you were to head over here, you can book some additional news and insight on what’s coming up — including seeing what Andrew Lincoln had to say about the big Old Man Rick reveal that is coming up soon. (Photo: AMC.)