While everyone in the cast of The Walking Dead has gone through an incredible change since the first season, none can quite compare to Carol. Carol started off as one of the weaker characters on the show and it wasn't just because she was a woman. Her husband was physically abusive, she didn't seem to be able to fight or take care of herself and she was often distraught and submissive. Yet, as the series progressed, she quickly became one of the strongest characters on the show. From her expert shooting ability that was honed over time to her quick-thinking nature that helped the entire group on more than one occasion, Carol has become the favorite character for millions of The Walking Dead fans.
Yet, she hasn't become the stone cold killer that doesn't have an ounce of remorse. Instead, she's become extremely introspective and has sometimes even been seen as antisocial and quick to abandon her friends. Like so many of the other main characters of the show, Carol is a complex character that can't simply be defined by a few characteristics or by a few of her past deeds. Over the years, fans have seen her change and grow and they all seem to have their own favorite moments involving Carol. With the upcoming season approaching, people are starting to wonder what will be next for this character. Whether you're a huge Carol fan or just a devoted viewer, test out your knowledge on how well you know Carol and see if you've been paying close attention to this AMC hit series.
What was Carol's husband's name?
When Carol was first introduced to the series, it wasn't long before audiences saw that there was trouble in her marriage. Even in the flashbacks when Carol was interacting with Lori while evacuating the city, Carol's husband was more than just a little overbearing. After the zombie apocalypse, Carol's husband became a threat to the entire group because of the way he was physically abusing her. Carol's entire persona was affected by him and she was seen as weak and afraid. What was Carol's husband's name?
Carol’s daughter: What was her name?
When Carol's husband, Ed, died, she was left to raise their daughter alone. While there's no telling if Ed would have even been that much of a help to the group, he was at least an extra person to watch over their daughter. With him gone, Carol clung to her daughter and tried to keep her safe in a crazed zombie apocalypse environment. Yet, an incident where she became lost in the woods eventually led to her death. What was her name?
When Sophia went missing in the woods, Rick seemed like the most determined to continue the search. He was the one that last spoke with her and he felt personally responsible for returning her to safety. Yet, with the number of days that she remained missing continuing to stack up, other members of the group started losing hope that she would turn up alive. Ultimately, they did wind up finding Sophia and she had already turned into a walker. Where did they find Sophia?
Who killed Ed?
While the relationship between Carol and her husband, Ed, was never great, things really started falling apart when the group had set up camp around the RV. Ed got into a physical confrontation with Carol, which caused Lori and Andrea to get involved. There was even an incident where Carol seemed to worry about leaving their daughter with him inside their tent. Ed wasn't exactly winning over fans with his sparkling personality so no one seemed too distraught when he died. Who killed Ed?
What did Carol want Andrea to do?
When Hershel's farm became overrun with walkers, the group lost one of its key characters. It wasn't clear to Carol whether or not Andrea made it out alive and it was a difficult reunion when Andrea seemed to be siding with The Governor. The group couldn't tell whether or not she was truly still part of them but Carol offered some advice to Andrea before she returned to The Governor. Andrea was trying desperately to have peace between these two groups but strongly considered Carol's advice. What did Carol want Andrea to do?
Ambushed by walkers
When Rick and his group discovered that they weren't alone in the prison, they were extremely wary about taking in new people (especially ones that were actual convicts). Although they assumed that the more hostile convicts were dead, one of them remained hidden in the prison and caused it to get overrun with walkers. It seemed to happen all at once, which caused the main characters to become separated from one another. Carol was separated with one other person, who ultimately sacrificed themselves so that she could survive? What was their name?
Kid’s weapon lessons: What did she disguise it as?
When Rick let people from Woodbury come live at the prison, it became obvious that not everyone that followed The Governor was a crazed lunatic. There were a number of families, elderly people and children that needed protection at the prison. Rather than Rick being the all-supreme dictator, there was a council set up to help with decision making. While Rick was out busy being a farmer, Carol was inside hosting a secret weapons class for kids. This was obviously a result of the helplessness she felt over the loss of her own daughter and in her own mind, this was helping to prepare these children for the world of the zombie apocalypse. Yet, she didn't feel comfortable letting everyone know that she was teaching these kids weaponry. What did she disguise it as?
Who was Carol's victim's boyfriend that later became her ally and friend?
While the prison seemed like a great way for a big group of survivors to protect themselves in this post-apocalyptic world, it soon became a hindrance in regards to staving off infection. Living in close quarters allowed an infection to spread and soon, there were a number of deaths and illnesses throughout the prison. Early on in the outbreak, two people that were not of the core group became infected and they had to be quarantined from the rest of the population. Later, their charred bodies were discovered and Rick later confronted Carol. Carol admitted that she did it in order to protect everyone else from being infected but that didn't stop Rick from banishing her from the prison. One of the victims, Karen, was in a relationship with someone at the prison. Who was Carol's victim's boyfriend that later became her ally and friend?
Lizzie and Mika
After the destruction of the prison, Carol wound up joining up with Tyreese in helping to keep Lizzie, Mika and Judith safe on their own. Everyone from the prison became separated and there really wasn't a safe place for the children to call home. They ultimately wound up taking refuge in a small home near a grove. Lizzie was already exhibiting mental issues at the prison but it took on another level once Carol realized that it was Lizzie that was drawing in walkers to the prison. Lizzie began to fantasize that the walkers were really alive and that they were her friends. She wound up killing her sister, Mika, and threatened to kill baby Judith as well. Ultimately, Lizzie died and Judith was kept safe but it took a huge toll on Carol. How did Lizzie die?
What was it that Carol did to disturb this very particular moment?
When Carol learned about what happened at the prison from Tyreese, it wasn't long before she realized that they were in trouble at Terminus. The group had already gone through the whole façade that the people of Terminus were trying to convey before figuring out the danger. The end of the line was a killing trough where the group learned that the Terminus camp was filled with cannibals and they were going to be next on the menu. There were already a number of deaths as each person's blood was drained into the trough but something disturbed them from killing any member of Rick's group. With Glenn being the next one up for slaughter, the disturbance couldn't have come at a better time. What was it that Carol did to disturb that particular moment?
Leaving the group
After came to the group's rescue at Terminus, Rick was truly regretful of having banished her. Carol had already told Tyreese that it was her that burned his girlfriend, Karen, and it seemed like they came to an understanding between them. There seemed like no reason to further separate Carol from the group. However, her time on her own and the experiences she had endured made it seem like she didn't want to be with them. While it seemed like Carol was just constructing a backup plan in case they got into more trouble, Daryl suspected that she was going to try and leave the group. When Carol ultimately slipped away to get to the car, Daryl confronted her on the side of the road. The two of them wound up getting in the car together and driving off. Where were they going?
Where did these kidnappers take her?
When Carol was about to leave the group, Daryl noticed a car that had the same symbol as the car that took Beth. They wound up following it and ran into someone that actually knew Beth. There were a number of trials they had to endure, including driving off a highway bridge and basically getting into a head-on collision with the concrete. Their initial interaction with Noah was strained because Noah basically robbed them and released walkers on them to keep them busy while he escaped. Yet, they became closer with him once they realized he was interested in helping Beth as well. Yet, it wasn't going to be easy and ultimately Carol was hit by a car from the people that were holding Beth. Where did they take her?
Carol completely transformed when she arrived in Alexandria. What did she say was the role she played in the group?
When Rick and the group made their way to Alexandria, it was immediately apparent that the people in that community never truly experienced what it was like to live in the post-apocalyptic world. Each of the main characters took to the new environment in different ways because it was a real shock to get back to living life that isn't solely based on survival. Alexandria had walls that were able to keep the walkers out, a fully sustained energy system with irrigation and water supply and the people were living in actual homes. Yet, they weren't going to be immediately taken in and their leader, Deanna, had to interview them in order to decide if they would be able to stay in their community. Carol completely transformed when she arrived in Alexandria. What did she say was the role she played in the group?
Everyone has different tactics when it comes to how they react to various situations but Carol's use of disguise is uncanny. She slathered herself to look like a walker when she saved everyone at Terminus and she became the lovely neighbor with the charitable spirit in Alexandria. This turned out to be a great way to fly under the radar since people were watching Daryl ultra closely for not immediately assimilating. When they planned to take weapons out of the armory, Carol had the idea of leaving the latch open and sneaking out while everyone was away. However, she was caught stealing weapons by one of the members of Alexandria that followed her to the armory. Who was it that caught Carol stealing guns from the armory?
Carol snapped at Shelly when she was mentioning her pasta maker and ultimately kicked her out of the kitchen. What happened to Shelly?
When Rick and his group were accepted into Alexandria, it wasn't just the Alexandria community that was taken aback by the different personalities. It was extremely difficult to go back to a civilized way of life after some of the crazy and traumatizing experiences that they had. Sasha had a breakdown when she went to Deanna's party and was asked what her favorite food was by a random neighbor. She couldn't believe that the woman was worried about cooking her something she wouldn't like and Sasha just couldn't take it anymore. It seemed like everyone was finding it difficult to listen to the trivial matters the people of Alexandria filled their lives with. Carol snapped at Shelly when she was mentioning her pasta maker and ultimately kicked her out of the kitchen. What happened to Shelly?
Who did Carol disagree with when it came to the treatment of the Wolves?
Solidifying the fact that Carol is an expert of camouflage, she didn't skip a beat when the people of Alexandria were attacked by the Wolves. Carol just so happened to be watching out of the window when Shelly was attacked but she was able to instantly come up with a plan. She armed herself and went on the attack but the best part was that she did it while dressed like one of the Wolves. She completed the look was a blood-stained "W" on her forehead and almost tricked other people that she was one of the bad guys. She was merciless in her killing, which later caused for a huge disagreement with one of the members of their group. Who did Carol disagree with when it came to the treatment of the Wolves?
Carol’s cookies: What were they made from?
When Carol was living at Alexandria, it was difficult to decipher whether or not she was seriously just playing a role in order to stay low on the radar or if she was playing a version of herself before the zombie apocalypse. While the sunshine sweet nature was definitely put on and the Stepford wives' cardigans were a little overkill, it was hard to deny her cooking skills. From the tuna casserole dish she made as a condolence gift for Deanna to the cookies that Sam couldn't get enough of, the idea that Carol was once a great little Betty Homemaker was interesting at the very least. There was one particular recipe for cookies that had people wondering if she took the ingenuity a little too far but even the naysayers seemed to love them. What were they made from?
What was the name of the character she slept with at Alexandria?
In the beginning of the series, Carol was solely seen as the submissive and battered housewife of Ed. After Ed's death, Carol evolved significantly and she wasn't anywhere close to the way she was during those early episodes. Yet, it took quite awhile for her to finally find a love interest on the series. She was close to Daryl but not in a truly romantic way and it wasn't until Alexandria that Carol made a love connection. What was the name of the character she slept with at Alexandria?
How many people had Carol killed up until that point?
When Rick was having delusions at the prison, he thought he was talking to people on a broken telephone. During the conversations, he was asked a series of questions, which he later adopted to ask others that he was considering allowing into his group. One of the questions was, "How many people have you killed?" Shortly after the attack on Alexandria by the Wolves, Carol began questioning the number of people that she killed and even wrote it down in the series. How many people had Carol killed up until that point?
Carol And Morgan’s Fight: When the member of the Wolves escaped, who did he take as a hostage?
Carol and Morgan already had a strained relationship because she didn't like the way he handled the attack from the Wolves on Alexandria. Her and Morgan encountered each other during the attack and he didn't like the way she was mercilessly killing them. Morgan reflected back on the way he was saved and rehabilitated and felt that the Wolves could change as well. Carol began being suspicious that Morgan was hiding something and realized that he was hiding one of the Wolves. Her goal was to kill him and she even got into a huge fight with him because he wouldn't let her kill him. The next series of events created a huge change in Carol that is still affecting her now. When the member of the Wolves escaped, who did he take as a hostage?
Carol got into an argument with Rick over a certain member of the group that she didn't want involved in the fight. Who didn't she want to fight with them?
When Maggie secured the deal with the people of The Hilltop Colony to fight their battle with Negan in order to get half of their supplies, Rick's group didn't really know what they were walking into. They thought Negan and The Saviors were weak since they had beat them in previous confrontations and felt that it would be a quick mission if they ambushed them while most were sleeping. The mission required a multitude of their most reliable people to slip in and out. Obviously, Carol was there and many of the main characters and some of the newcomers that deemed themselves worthy from Alexandria. Yet, Carol got into an argument with Rick over a certain member of the group that she didn't want involved in the fight. Who didn't she want to fight with them?
She appeared completely overwhelmed and started hyperventilating in a panic in an effort to reach something. What was she trying to get?
When Maggie and Carol were taken hostage by a small group of Saviors, their situation didn't look really good. Carol had shot one of them and he was chomping at the bit to kill her. The red-haired Savior was trying to think about how they could kill Rick and his group while making it seem like they were exchanging prisoners. With Maggie and Carol all tied up, without weapons and completely alone, it would seem like they couldn't do anything to aide in their rescue. Yet, Carol should never be counted out of the fight. Carol instantly took on a different persona, much stranger than the sweet neighbor character from Alexandria. She appeared completely overwhelmed and started hyperventilating in a panic in an effort to reach something. What was she trying to get?
Carol was hiding a machine gun which tipped the scales in her favor. Where did she hide the machine gun?
After the attack on The Saviors, Carol seemed to be overcome by all of the experiences she's had and begins to feel anguish over the fact that she's killed so many people. She wrote a short letter asking everyone not to follow her and then she took a car and left Alexandria and the people in it. Yet, she didn't get too far away before she ran into another group of Saviors that were hostile. They asked about her group, they recognized that her car was from Alexandria and she ultimately felt like she had no choice but fight them. With a truckload full of men with guns and Carol all alone on the road, it would seem that the men would have the upper hand. However, Carol was hiding a machine gun which tipped the scales in her favor. Where did she hide the machine gun?
Carol Is Saved
After Rick discovered that Carol had left, he didn't want to just let her go and ultimately Morgan joined in trying to find Carol. Morgan was the one that ultimately pursued looking for her and discovered that she hadn't killed every last one of the Saviors that attacked her on the road. One of them survived and had been following Carol so he could make her suffer before he killed her. He shot her in the arm and in the leg and he would undoubtedly killed her if Morgan hadn't stepped in. Morgan went against his vow and killed the man because he was trying to protect Carol. The scenario was witnessed by a group that saw that Carol was in dire need of medical help. Where did they take her?
Who convinced her to stay and go at the same time?
When Carol made it to The Kingdom, she was eventually patched up and was in far better condition than when she first entered. She discovered that there was a thriving community there, complete with thriving plants and people of all ages. Morgan seemed to be assimilating quite well, despite the eccentricities of its leader. Yet, Carl still seemed determined to get herself well again and then quickly move on. Her experiences have taught her that the closer she gets with other people, the more she will have to kill in order to try and protect them. She seemed to have made the decision to live a solitary life. As she was slipping out, someone stopped her to have a chat and ultimately convinced her to live just outside of the community in her own house. Who convinced her to stay and go at the same time?