After an emotionally draining season premiere that saw Negan and Lucille brutally murder not one, but two important and regular characters, The Walking Dead took a much smaller and slower step forward with Episode Two, “The Well.” Rather than check in on Rick and company in the aftermath of their terrible, no good, very bad day, the show kept this episode far away from that seething pile of grief and anger. Instead, we focused on Morgan and Carol, who have turned up in a new settlement called The Kingdom. Run by an eccentric leader (more on him later), The Kingdom is a new player in the game, joining Alexandria, The Hilltop, and The Saviors (where ever their home base is) as the major survivor settlements in the area.
10. What Happened to Carol?
Remember when Carol was a stone cold killer? There was a time, like when the group was held captive by the cannibals at Terminus, that Carol literally Rambo’ed her way in to murder the bad guys and save the day. Once a meek victim of domestic violence (remember Season One?), Carol somehow turned into a ballistics and explosives expert. And it was awesome! Once settled in Alexandria though, she again flip flopped. She became more passive and then randomly decided she didn’t want to live in a community anymore. She snuck away from the group back in Season Six, causing Rick and Morgan to go looking for her. Apparently unaware of all the problems she caused by leaving once, Carol leaves again, despite The Kingdom appearing to be a safe place with plenty of resources. We don’t get it.Photo by Gene Page/AMC