In The Walking Dead “Bury Me Here” Carol finds out what really happened between Alexandria and Negan and The Saviors. But she knew from the start that Daryl was lying about everyone being ok.
“Bury Me Here” was a tough episode for Carol fans. Carol’s been having a hard time lately and even though seeing Daryl made her feel better briefly she knew that something went very wrong at Alexandria.
She knows Daryl so well that she would have seen in his face and his demeanor that things were bad. And because she knows him so well, and knows The Saviors, she knew that he lied to her. When he told her that Alexandria made a deal with The Saviors the way that The Kingdom did she knew that he was telling her what she needed to hear.
Carol is physically separated from Team Family in Alexandria right now. But she still cares about them all. Her love for them is what drove her away. She knew that sooner or later the people she loves so much would die and that it would destroy what was left of her humanity to lose them.
In the beginning of “Bury Me Here” fans see that Carol is having nightmares. She wakes up from a nightmare crying. She knows something is very wrong. If things weren’t wrong Rick and the others wouldn’t have come to get help from King Ezekiel. And Daryl wouldn’t have lied to her.
Carol Faces The Truth
When Benjamin is shot by The Saviors and ends up bleeding to death in her cottage that’s the catalyst for Carol to start to face the truth she’s been hiding from. In that instant she realizes that the people she cares about are going to die whether she hides from that truth or not.
So she knows then that she has to know what happened to her family at Alexandria. Hiding from the truth she will only keep imagining the worst and not facing it. When Morgan shows up at her door to say goodbye and he asks her if she really wants to know truth she tells him yes. Because she knows that no matter what that truth is she needs to face it even if it destroys her.
It’s a testament to Melissa McBride’s acting that fans are so invested in Carol and feel her pain so deeply. Carol fans were just as shattered as Carol when she finds out that Negan killed Glenn and Abe and how he killed them.
Carol Is Coming For Negan
Now Carol knows the truth and she’s willing to destroy herself and go down a path she may not be able to come back from to get justice for them. King Ezekiel listens to Carol’s advice and values her opinion. After Benjamin’s death and Richard’s betrayal Ezekiel already knows in his gut they have to fight. Carol will confirm that for him. And The Kingdom will join the fight against Negan and The Saviors.
Carol’s not going to be the head of an army though. That’s not her style. She’s a one woman army all on her own. She’ll go after Negan on her own and he’ll never see her coming. One of the biggest rules for villains on The Walking Dead is that you don’t piss off Carol and expect to live. Negan broke that rule by killing people that Carol loved and there will be consequences.