*Spoilers below if you haven't watched the latest episode of _The Walking Dead_. *
While it's understandable, given her recent outlook on life, Carol has been sticking to The Walking Dead sidelines within her private house outside The Kingdom, but that sheltered existence is thankfully coming to an end. Early on in the deadly "Bury Me Here," Carol seemed wary of Daryl's previous claim that Alexandria was free from Negan's wrath, and that paid off in the end, when Morgan lucidly confessed the various tragedies that had occurred. But if you're thinking Carol wants revenge, think again. Here's how actress Melissa McBride says her character feels about the lie.
Wow, that's an extremely kind and forgiving way of looking at things, although it's not entirely unforeseen. Carol and Daryl are as close to BFFs as The Walking Dead has to offer, so any situation where she is legitimately pissed at him would need to be far more damaging than him lying to spare her feelings. I think Daryl probably could have gotten away with killing Spencer himself and Carol would have swept it under a rug or two after helping him bury the body.
After all, it's hard to imagine Daryl doing anything other than lying to her face about the deaths of Glenn, Abraham and the others. Carol was pretty explicit in explaining that she wanted to live the life of a recluse so that she could avoid the deadlier elements of the post-apocalypse. I am pretty sure Carol would have been more pissed had Daryl chose that time to get down and dirty with his honesty. It worked when Ezekiel dropped his charade to her, but this is a completely different situation.
And it's a situation that will at last draw Carol out of her shell and bring her back to the forefront of Walking Dead's action sequences, though if Richard's slapdash attempts at justice hadn't gone so sorely wrong, she may never have been informed about any of it. But it happened, and as Melissa McBride told ComicBook.com, things are happening just as Carol figured they would.
Much as we'd all love to shield our loved ones from the hate and horror that the world exudes on a daily basis, it's a futile effort, and in some cases, fighting is far more effective than ignoring. Hopefully Carol finds quick success in her efforts to persuade Ezekiel to join Team Family's quest to take out Negan. Even if, you know, she has to lie to make it happen.