Melissa McBride

‘The Walking Dead’ Star Melissa McBride Discusses ‘Indifference,’ Carol’s Next Move [Spoilers]

The Walking Dead star Melissa McBride, who plays Carol Peletier, was as surprised as anyone by the turn of events in last night’s episode.

SPOILERS AHEAD. DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE, “INDIFFERENCE.”

With food running low at the prison, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Carol go out to look for more. Carol explains why she killed Karen and David, saying she was “trying to save lives.” Rick doesn’t react at first, but it was just the calm before the storm.

In a parallel to the season two episode “Better Angels,” in which Shane (Jon Bernthal) lures Rick out into the woods under false pretenses, the supply run is an excuse for Rick’s real intentions — to kick Carol out of the group. He can’t trust her, plain and simple. She’s been making decisions on her own, not just in killing Karen and David, but in teaching the kids how to kill walkers behind everyone’s backs, and in telling Sam and Ana they could help her and Rick clear the rest of the neighborhood, something that Rick clearly didn’t approve of.

Rick tells her she’ll find a new group and Carol, oddly enough, doesn’t really fight his decision. She gives Rick the watch that Ed gave her — the last reminder of her old life — and he promises the group will look after Lizzie and Mika. Carol sets out with just a car and a few supplies as Rick watches her drive away.

The Walking Dead Indifference
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