Apparently The Walking Dead Is Going To Let Carl Stop Sucking

Let’s kick things off with some full disclosure for those not already aware: I hate The Walking Dead’s Carl Grimes in a way that’s probably unhealthy, as I could be putting that energy into something more helpful, like raising my children to not be like Carl. In any case, all the other Carl-haters and I can finally look forward to the character having at least one moment of supreme glory in the upcoming Season 6, though it’ll be directly tied to something he says, and not necessarily something he does. Still, I can take that.

While speaking at the Fan Expo Canada 2015 event this past weekend, The Walking Dead stars Chandler Riggs, Norman Reedus and Lennie James were on-hand for an amusing Q&A with the fans, and when someone asked about their favorite lines from their characters, all three of them ended up championing a line that Carl will deliver. After Riggs said that his was “coming up,” James poured on the anticipatory glee.

My favorite line isn’t actually one of my favorite lines, it’s a line that Chandler says in the new season. And it is utterly and completely brilliant…(brief pause to allow fans’ cheering)…It is probably the best line ever!

I’ll admit that by itself, nothing Carl says is going to completely turn me over to his side, but I’m more than willing to hear him utter what sounds like it might be one of the best TV quotes of the year. Because after all, it’s also about what’s happening during the scene when that line is spoken, and comic fans know that Carl has quite a bit of excitement coming in his life, if Scott Gimple and Robert Kirkman decide to take things in the same direction, that is. In any case, I doubt he’s just sitting in a room with Enid when he says his line.

I have to wonder if Carl will say my favorite line of his from the comics, in which he’s defending another character from an attack at a moment later than where the show is right now. You can read it below, but I can’t imagine that AMC would allow him to say it as is.

You fucking fuckwads can go fuck yourselves.

That would be amazing if they did, though. Carl also has some pretty killer lines whenever Negan enters the story, as they have an interesting dynamic. But it’s unclear whether or not Negan will definitely be joining Season 6 or not, so maybe we’ll hear James and Riggs saying the same thing about Carl’s dialogue next summer before Season 7.

Reedus also says that his favorite line of Daryl’s is coming in Season 6, and that there are a bunch of other good ones to come. I’m betting Abraham has a large number of those. Find out what characters will be saying what when The Walking Dead premieres Season 6 on Sunday, October 11.

Nick Venable
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