That is all.
Because I could watch this all motherfucking day long and not get tired of it!
So I wrote this out at the very start of the season, after the premiere, and have been asked to repost it. I still believe in my predictions from this post and despite the sheer hell we are going through now, I still think we’re going to be fine. We have four more episodes to go to end all of this and I still believe we will get something that will make it worth our wait. There is STILL a reason they’ve been kept apart all this time! We made it this far, and I think we are almost through the worst of the worst now. Stressful as it is, we can do this!
STAY STRONG AND CARYL ON!
Hi you guyssssssssssssss.
So I just wanted to share some theories I’ve been playing over in my head
(and bugging anyone who will listen with) regarding this season and three main things: Carol, Daryl and of course CARYLLLLL.
I’ve learned that for most shows paying attention to foreshadows is important. Well, on The Walking Dead, it is EVERYTHING. So I always scour each and every scene to look for clues (especially in premieres since these act like theses for how the entire season will play out.)
Imma start with Carol since she is the one people are more concerned over…
In the premiere, Carol’s foreshadow scene comes when she is shown teaching the kids in the class. She starts out reading a very interesting excerpt from “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” by Mark Twain….
"The children fastened their eyes upon their bit of candle and
watched it melt slowly and pitilessly away; saw the half inch of
wick stand alone at last; saw the feeble flame rise and fall,
climb the thin column of smoke, linger at its top a moment,
(and this is where she stops and closes the book)
We also then had this little line from her when Patrick asks to be excused:
"Sometimes you have to fight through it. What if you wind up out there - alone? You just give up because you’re feeling bad?"
Right, so, I think they are implying that CAROL IS THE WICK in the excerpt from Twain. That this will be her season to “stand alone at last” and become the woman she always was but never had a chance to prove. Everyone with me? Okay. Now before we get too happy with that specifically, we unfortunately do have to look at the other sentences as well, as it seems as though Carol’s “feeble flame” is going to “rise and fall.” And that combined with her “What if you wind up out there - alone?” makes me believe that Carol will somehow be separated from the group and will be forced to persevere on her own.
Alright, I know what you’re thinking… WTFFFF YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE MAKING ME FEEL BETTER ABOUT CAROL NOT WORSE. Well, hang on guys because this is where it gets awesome: If you will all notice back up in that reading, SHE DOESN’T FINISH HER SENTENCE. A sentence that if continued reads in the actual book as follows:
“and then --the horror of utter darkness reigned!”
It’s very important that she did NOT read that last line. So, imo, YES, she is going to go through something by herself this season. And that something is going to test her strength. BUT the fact that she IS as strong as we all know she is, she is going to “FIGHT THROUGH IT” as she says to Patrick and come out on the other side.
My point here bb’s, is that I really think Carol is going to be just fine this year. They are going to try to scare us but it doesn’t matter because we know better. So just sit back and enjoy our badass queen take over. <3
Ok, let’s move on to Daryl (well, actually this isn’t really so much to do with Daryl’s safety as it is more to do with just his storyline this year because we all know Daryl is NOT going to die yet. Personally, I think he is Patient Zero – a carrier of the virus – but I think they may try to scare us into thinking that he, too, could end up sick or dead (as with all the finger-licking in the premiere) but he is going to be just fine too, guys.)
Anyway, Daryl’s foreshadowing came with his scene with Beth at the end of the episode. He is “tired of losing people.” Well, we have been told that Daryl’s reaction to Beth’s non-emotion for Zack’s death is going to come to mean something later on. Well I think that Beth’s non-reaction is seriously bothering him. He doesn’t like the idea that she is simply so unaffected by a death like that. And I think it is all going to come to a head in the middle of the season - after he witnesses more deaths - where he’ll come to realize that he does NOT want to be that way anymore.
Right, so, how does this have anything to do with Caryl?
I’ll tell you how!
If he is maturing to a point where he realizes that he does not want to block his emotions out then that will translate on screen to the biggest question on the show and THE one that everyone is waiting for - his feelings for Carol to come out. The theme for this season seems to be “having a reason to fight” and as Hershel puts it “choosing what you’re risking your life for.”
Well,I think Daryl’s discovery this season is going to be that CAROL IS HIS REASON.
The premiere showed us that though he is accepting of her teases/flirts now and is even kinda flirting back (a bit of progression in and of itself), he is still seemingly not taking it any further… YET. Well, I believe this season is going to be what alters that thought in his head. He’s going to realize (perhaps after Carol goes missing for a second time during her story arc?) that he doesn’t want to take what they have for granted anymore. And that, yes, he does love her. And I think that is why Gale Anne Hurd says that it would be “the number-one spoiler of the season” because not only does it give Caryl away but also Daryl’s entire storyline. So I’m thinking when they are reunited this time, something is going to go down. ;)
Just my theories but all in all, I think this is going to be an amazing season for Carol, Daryl AND Caryl, guys!
Ok this is a rather crap-dap-dippy manip I did that I forgot to post but we need feels right now so imma post it anyway. xD
GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT.
I know you’re all stressed right now and I understand why. But please can I just ask that you take another breath because it’s not over, guys. This episode was about character development. Mostly Daryl but a little bit of Beth too. AND THAT WAS ALL.
I won’t lie and say I’m happy that Carol is still missing or that we are having to go SO LONG without our babies but at the same time, I’m telling you that the very fact that they are not allowing us to see any Caryl on any level. And that we are not allowed to know that Daryl is thinking about her is ON FUCKING PURPOSE.
ON. FUCKING. PURPOSE.
BY ANY MEANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s just not.
I’m like a broken record but stay strong guys. We’ll get through season 4, we will. <3
I’m back with more observation fun! :D
So I just wanted to point something out. I freaking LOVE how neither Daryl nor Carol give a flying fuck whether anyone knows or what anyone else thinks about what’s going on between them.
They aren’t hiding it. Or denying it.
It is what it is. And it’s quietly accepted by the entire group.
Carol and Daryl are too important to each other to care about how it may look to anyone else in moments when those emotions come out.
They don’t seem to care what their actions or words say about their relationship in front of others. Not that they should, but they just don’t care.
And well, I fucking LOVE THAT.
It was a boring afternoon and I need a Caryl Reunion, so..
I was lazy too.
LOVE IT. :)
Can we just breathe for a moment…