Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Killer Within,” delivered a number of massive blows to the characters. We won’t get into specifics just yet, but suffice it to say that things have changed, drastically. Moving forward, nothing will ever be the same again.
With that in mind, AMC has released a clip from the fifth episode of the season, “Say the Word.” Check it out for yourself, but make sure you’ve watched “Killer Within” before you do, and before you read on.
Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comics are known for killing off important characters, characters that you love. There have been a few moments of that in the show—like last season with Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn)—but by and large, the show hasn’t done as much of that. Until last night. Until “Killer Within.”
One of the questions left hanging at the end of the episode is exactly how many members of the group met their ends. T-Dog (Irone Singleton) is the most obvious death. You see him thoroughly devoured by walkers in graphic detail. There are actually a couple scenes of T-Dog’s violent death. We don’t see Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies) die on screen, but there is no doubt left that she is gone. Letting Carl (Chandler Riggs) shoot her in the head was a great move, one that shows his evolution into the grim, dark character he ultimately becomes.
The question mark is Carol (Melissa McBride). As T-Dog gets torn to shreds, she slips out of a door, and that is last you see of her until Daryl (Norman Reedus) picks up her discarded scarf. This clip of “Say the Word” hints at her fate. Glenn (Steven Yuen), alone in a field, digs a grave. When the two remaining convicts approach and offer their condolences and assistance, Glenn tells them, “I need two more,” for a total of three.
The implication in this statement is that Carol is also dead. Perhaps they haven’t found her yet, and he’s just preparing for the worst, but you can’t help but expect her to be gone. There’s also the possibility that they’re going to dig a grave for the inmate who let the walkers into the prison in the first place. It’s doubtful that they’d bury him alongside friends, but that remains a possibility. We’ll have to wait until next week to find out for sure.
What did you think of “Killer Within?”