‘The Walking Dead’ Recap: Scary Carol, Romantic Rick, And Daryl’s New Bromance

On Sunday night’s Walking Dead episode, titled “Forget,” Rick (Andrew Lincoln) shared a kiss, Daryl (Norman Reedus) found a new friend, and Carol (Melissa McBride) terrorized a small child, as well as millions of viewers. In Carol’s world, flowers and cookies can get you killed.

There were plenty of new developments tonight on The Walking Dead, but it was Carol who stole the show. Carol has been playing possum since arriving at Alexandria, appearing weak and domestic to hide her real skills. Remember, this is the woman who single-handedly broke Rick’s group out of Terminus with McGyver-worthy skills in the Walking Dead season premiere.

First, Carol played coy again when one of the Alexandria men asked her if she’s afraid of guns. Carol hem-hawed about having a hand gun once, and graciously thanked him for his offer to teach her how to shoot.

Later in this episode of The Walking Dead, during an expedition to the pantry, Carol spied on their gun stash and opened a window to come back later to stock up on weaponry per her secret meetings with Rick and Daryl. Unfortunately, when she did, one of the children followed her back because he was hoping for more of Carol’s special cookies.

Now that poor child will have nightmares for a lifetime, because Carol told him that if he told anyone about her taking guns, he’d wake up tied to a tree far away, where he’d be eaten alive by the monsters outside the walls.

Let’s hope that they don’t give Carol the job of babysitter in this pristine community on The Walking Dead. And what was with that awful floral pullover sweater?

Meanwhile Daryl found a new friend in Aaron (Ross Marquand) after catching him tailing him outside the walls. The pair tried to work together to capture a stray horse Aaron had dubbed “Buttons,” but that didn’t end so well when walkers cornered the animal. But Daryl and Aaron bonded over spaghetti and Aaron’s garage full of motorcycle parts, where he told Daryl he wants him to be the new recruiter.

No, Daryl is not gay like Aaron, but their bond is grounded in their mutual status as outsiders. So everyone just chill on the gay thing.

Deanna (Tovah Feldshuh) threw a very uncomfortable cocktail party to welcome Rick’s group with mixed results. Sasha had a meltdown and stormed out, Carol snuck off for guns and had to threaten that poor child, and Rick and Jessie (Alexandra Breckenridge, who was the mystery guest on Talking Dead tonight) shared a kiss. It was only a peck on the cheek, but the look the two gave each other seemed like a bit more.

And the look Rick gave her husband later, casually touching his gun, was kind of scary. He looked like a man on the edge of going dictator, in the style of The Governor. Is Rick going to break bad before the season ends on The Walking Dead?

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