We’ve listed Carol’s top moments from The Walking Dead show! Read ’em and let us know what you think:
There. We said it. That moment made everyone squee, but more importantly it was a succinct and adorable way to sum up Carol’s complex relationship with Daryl. And it made everyone squee.
9. Arm the Children
In Season 4, Carol was often the foil to Rick, and there’s no moment that better illustrates this than when she covertly goes against Rick’s wishes and turns story time into a self-defense class. Even though Farmer Rick just wants to plant potatoes or something, Carol knows its necessary that the kids know how to protect themselves… even if that means losing a little innocence.
8. Dead Ed
Carol has come a long way from the meek wife she was back in the first season, and one of the most significant steps forward was after Ed’s bitten. Rather than let Daryl deal the final blow to Ed’s head, Carol steps in and lets loose all of her bottled up frustration, hacking away at Ed’s head with a pickaxe. This is the hidden rage that fuels Carol, and will help her survive.
7. Getting Let Go
Though burning the bodies of the sick may have been an extreme reaction to the prison flu, Carol showed just how far she was willing to go to protect her newfound family. However, Rick didn’t quite see it that way. When Carol receives the news that Rick won’t allow her to return to the prison, she takes it with as much grace as possible. Meanwhile, we all flipped a bunch of tables.
6. Cherokee Rose
This is one of Carol’s moments of true vulnerability, when she opens up to Daryl and he tells her the story of the flowers that grow along the Trail of Tears. Carol at her weakest is why we love her at her strongest.
5. Terminus Rescue
The spotlight is usually on Carol for emotional struggles rather than physical ones, so when she gets to be a heroic badass in the Season 5 premiere “No Sanctuary,” it’s explosive for more than just rocket-launcher-related reasons.
4. Finding Sophia
After an entire season of painstakingly searching for Sophia, Carol finds that her daughters has turned. Her entire world shatters. It’s one of the hardest scenes to watch in the entire series, but it’s an unforgettable moment.
3. Agent Carol
Is there anything more satisfying than when Carol gives up her gun and pretends not to know how to use it? It’s the ultimate, ironic twist: she’s pretending to be exactly who she was at the start of The Walking Dead.
2. Cookie Monster
When Sam stumbles on Carol stealing weapons from Alexandria’s weapons locker, she offers him a choice: tell anyone, and he’ll wake up outside Alexandria tied to a tree. Keep her secret, and he’ll get cookies. This moment is so fantastic not just because it’s funny and a little bit terrifying, but because it’s a culmination of everything we’ve seen Carol endure.
1. Look at the Flowers
No moment better exemplifies Carol’s inner strength. Her decision to kill Lizzie is incredibly tragic but unavoidable, echoing back to when she lost Sophia, and serves as a pivotal choice that continues to define her character.
BONUS: Shut it down
When Carol corrects Axel’s assumption that she’s a lesbian, he replies, “My, my, this is interesting.” But Carol quickly and confidently shuts it down. “No, it’s not.”
What did you think of our ranking? Did we miss anything? Do you think that our top moment was really the top!? Comment below and let us know!
Also check out our list of Top 10 Daryl Dixon Moments!
Carol is the best character there ever was!
Carol has become my favorite character on the show. I’m so glad she was kept around and has become so strong! I love all the Carol moments.
grenade stashing, life saving, flower dealing Carol… gotta love her.
The “terminus escape” and “the Cookie Monster” was my top choices!Carol really held it down camouflaging at terminus and devised a great escape for Rick and the crew.Even after being let go by rick she gained back the groups trust and so on forth.All I can say is… If Ed could see Carol now lolhaha!The Cookie Monster scene was crazy and funny at the same time!Did you see that boys eyes pop the hell out of his little big head?!But messed up it sounds she did what she had to do. P.s. Look at the flowers!
Carol is the best character on the show played by the amazing Melissa Mcbride.
I want to be just like Carol if I grow up.
Carol is great. She has really come a long long way from the abused mousey lady in the first season. I loved the Cookie monster scene and of course rescuing the group from Terminus. Another favorite of mine was after arriving at Alexandria and Deanna was filming Carol. Carol said, talking about her abusive husband Ed, “I miss that stupid wonderful man every day.” Alexandria people don’t see Carol as a threat and that is what she wants to be able to move around and gather info on the place. She is a survivor and one of the best.
The scene where she calmly threats Jess’ husband…
I loved the threatening of Pete. And she wants her dish back clean lol
Man, look at that Terminus rescue! That is just beyond awesome!!
Im happy she didnt go the same route as comic carol, such a contrast between the two characters
When she almost confesses to Tyreese and then when she actually does come clean–the raw emotions in both of those scenes just tear me up every time!
I thought #1 should have been terminus. I thought when she dressed up as a wolf should’ve been on there too.