[Warning: This story contains major spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Walking Dead. Read at your own risk! ]
There's finally some good news on The Walking Dead: Carol is alive!
The missing group member survived the zombie-infested corridors of the prison only to end up trapped in a cell. Daryl (Norman Reedus) charged in to take out what he thought was a walker, only to instead find Carol (Melissa McBride), whom he had mourned with a Cherokee rose on her empty grave last week.
But Carol's survival is pretty much the only good news this week. Much like in the comic books, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) officially goes crazy. This week, we find out who he's asking for help from on that oddly placed phone. Unfortunately, it's a bunch of dead people, including Amy (Emma Bell), Jim (Andrew Rothenberg), Jacqui (Jeryl Prescott) and Lori (Sarah Wayne Callies). Paranoid hallucination Lori encourages her widower to focus on taking care of their children, so when he returns to the group, he looks at least semi-sane.
In other bad news for the group, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Glenn (Steven Yeun) run into Merle (Michael Rooker) during a supply run, and he's still a little miffed about having to amputate his own hand in Atlanta, which is why he takes them hostage. The good news: Michonne (Danai Gurira), who witnesses their run-in, makes her way to the prison with Maggie and Glenn's left-behind supplies. The bad news: We suspect that that means that Maggie is the new Michonne... at least in one respect.
In the comics, the Governor (David Morrissey) brutally raped Michonne in order to subjugate her. But since she's at the prison — and the AMC series has a tendency to tweak comic book moments, like Hershel (Scott Wilson) getting his leg cut off instead of Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) — we fear that Maggie may feel the wrath of the Governor, or maybe Merle. The Governor, after all, is too busy shacking up with Andrea (Laurie Holden). What do you think?
Are you happy that Carol is still alive? Do you think that the group stands a chance against Woodbury now that they have Michonne (hopefully) on their side? Hit the comments with your thoughts!
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9/8c on AMC.