This one’s a double whammy. In the show’s best episode,”The Grove,” Carol, Tyreese (Chad Coleman), Judith, Mika (Kyla Kennedy), and Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino) are wandering along the train tracks, heading for Terminus, a supposed sanctuary for all. In their path, they come across a secluded cabin in the woods.
Right when things begin to settle, an unexpected development arises. Lizzie doesn’t understand the dead. She believes them to be sick human beings she needs to feed. While Tyreese and Carol are collecting water, Lizzie kills her sister to show them her version of truth. “Maybe you’ll finally get it,” she pleads, holding a gun at Carol. Carol concedes and promises Lizzie that she’ll let Mika turn. Lizzie heads inside with Tyreese and Judith, leaving Carol to break down in tears.
Later, she determines that Lizzie “can’t be around other people” and takes her out for a walk. “Are you mad at me?” sniffles Lizzie, who turns to look at the flowers as a coping strategy to deal with her emotions. Carol steps back for a moment and pulls out a pistol. She tells Lizzie to keep looking at the flowers, and she fires a single shot into the back of Lizzie’s head. It’s a tragic end to a tragic situation. Carol had no other options. If you think about it, there’s something poetic about both Lizzie’s and Mika’s deaths. The world as they knew it nurtured monsters.