The Walking Dead 2020: New Year’s resolutions for Carol

Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; group - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC
Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon; group - The Walking Dead _ Season 10, Episode 6 - Photo Credit: Jace Downs/AMC /

2019 is almost over and it’s time to make resolutions for The Walking Dead characters in the New Year. Here’s what Carol needs to do in 2020.

It has been an incredibly difficult year for Carol Peletier. As one of the remaining original characters on The Walking Dead, she has been through a lot already, but there’s no question that 2019 was more than anything she has dealt with before. The last time we saw her, Carol and the other survivors were stuck in Alpha’s cave full of walkers. Now would be a great time to think of some New Year’s resolutions for her ahead of the show’s return in February.

Though Carol has had a difficult time, one thing remains true: Melissa McBride has delivered powerful performances between The Walking Dead seasons 9B and 10A, and we can only imagine what’s coming in 10B.

Here are three resolutions to help Carol in 2020:

Keep Friends Close

Carol is one of the few people in the world of The Walking Dead who doesn’t need an army. She’s an army of one, having already proved that she can hold her own in just about every situation. However, in her grief after losing Henry, she started pushing people away from her. It started with Ezekiel, and it continued even with Daryl. (Daryl, of course, is not buying it and he’s not letting her push him away)

Carol needs people around her right now, even if she doesn’t see it. When they make it out of the cave, they need to work together. Every single person has a reason to kill the Whisperers, so they can accomplish the task much easier – and with far fewer losses – if they work together.

Keep Enemies Closer

Carol is an excellent judge of character. She’s also a master at seeing the bigger picture when it comes to how people fit into scenarios. It was a highly controversial move to use Lydia to upset Gamma, but it worked. (Unfortunately, Lydia is now MIA so that might lead to complications down the line)

Since the pikes, Carol has been intent on revenge and she hasn’t been willing to sit back and live under Alpha’s rules. She doesn’t want to wait, she wants to stop Alpha before Alpha can make another move. Her plan to study the Whisperers was a good one, and there’s no question that Carol will take the lead in taking out the Whisperers once they get out of the cave.

Share Her Plans With Others

There’s no question that Carol planned on going out to do more than scout Alpha’s herd. She ended up with a hostage. It didn’t matter if Daryl had gone with her or not, she would have gone out either way and there’s a chance she would have gone even further if he hadn’t been there.

At the end of the season 10 mid-season finale Carol took off after Alpha and the group followed her, and they all ended up in a cave. It might have been better for them to have a cohesive plan of attack, with Carol leading a smaller group to run after Alpha while the rest of the group remained behind to watch over everything.

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Carol is incredibly capable, but she has to remember that she has friends and family who care deeply about her so when she makes a move, they move with her. By sharing her plans and her goals, she will make an even bigger impact in the fight against the Whisperers.

What would you like to see from Carol in 2020? Let us know in the comments!

The Walking Dead returns on February 23 at 9pm on AMC.