For a long time, a faction of fans has wanted to see Carol and Daryl ultimately end up together. But a trailer for The Walking Dead Season 9 showed Carol and Ezekiel kissing, and it sent all those hopes tumbling. Now Carzekiel is canon in Season 9 Episode 1, and Caryl fans aren’t sure how to feel. But no matter how you look at it, Carol and Ezekiel are adorable.
This post has spoilers for Season 9 Episode 1 of The Walking Dead.
They are so cute! I have been a huge fan of Carol and Ezekiel since Season 8, when Ezekiel was checking up on Carol and wanting to make sure she was OK while she stayed outside of the Kingdom. He saw right through her in the beginning when she tried to hide who she really was, but she saw through him too.
Being a badass, Carol kept her cool when Ezekiel’s life was in danger, because losing her mind isn’t going to help anyone. But she was so grateful when he was OK. He, of course, promptly proposed, but she’s just not ready for that.
In case you don’t remember, Carol went through some awful stuff with her husband Ed. He abused her and their daughter Sophia mercilessly. He was actually on Season 1 of The Walking Dead, until Shane beat him up and zombies ate him. Carol could never bring herself to stand up to Ed. But after he died, she found her strength and has never let it go.
Ezekiel is just perfect for her. He has a kind heart and, as Carol told Daryl, his corny ways are wonderful after what she went through with Ed.
I imagine that #Caryl fans won’t be sure what to think in the Daryl-Carol scene in Episode 1. I personally feel that they are just more like brother and sister. Daryl approves of Ezekiel, but of course he doesn’t want to lose his best friend Carol. And that could really never happen. Daryl will always be supremely important to Carol. I just don’t think it’s in a romantic sense.
Fans are already squaring off about #Carzekiel vs #Caryl. I’m on the Carzekiel side personally, but not everyone agrees.
In your opinion. I disagree, there doesn’t need to be any romance in Carol and Daryl, they have a brother/sister or best friend type of relationship that worked well. Ezekiel has taken care of carol and showed affection to her over the last two seasons. That’s just my opinion.
— TWD fanboy (@fanboy_twd) October 7, 2018
This is possibly true:
No, we won’t be ignoring this:
So are we going to ignore the fact that Carol and Ezekiel were kissing in that TWD trailer???
— Mason B. N. (@MasonMoneyP) October 7, 2018
And some fans are elated:
Melissa, Carol Peletier will always be a favorite of mine. I can't wait to see Her And Ezekiel together, ya I can't wait. She will do great tomorrow night. See you tomorrow night Carol Peletier. Love Penny 🏇🌹🌷🌼💘
— PENNY SANDERS (@PENNYSA80474448) October 7, 2018
But Caryl fans are not happy:
After all of these years I’m pissed they put Carol with Ezekiel and not Daryl. It’s just so random
— lieutenant Dan (@daneisha_hodges) October 6, 2018
Listen couldn’t y’all have let these babies be together ?? Why carol and Ezekiel?? CARYL SHIPPERS DESERVE IT YALL😭😭 https://t.co/77LohT3nVp
— △⃒⃘ Alyyyy ⚯͛ (@aly_xoxofelton) October 6, 2018
Let the debates begin…
| I use to be a Daryl fan and always hated Carol back when I was younger. After a few seasons I lost interest. Well till Negan came out. I’ve been hooked since then. Yes Carol and Daryl have chem but I think Ezekiel and Carol have a lot more.
— — ᴠᴀʟᴋʏʀɪᴇ ° (@angclisms) October 6, 2018
I kind of remember fans feeling this way about Bellamy and Clarke too:
I'm not trying to pile on or fight either, but lots of fans (& the story) tried to tell you Carol&Ezekiel was happening since 7×02. Could have saved yourself a lot of heartbreak if u would have entertained the realistic possibility instead of acting like you 'deserved' Caryl. https://t.co/8tz9cfu5tl
— ZM ❤️ Ricarzekichonne (@MadamZombie) October 4, 2018
But in my opinion, Carol and Ezekiel are great together.
@mcbridemelissa & @kharypayton , went back to watch some episodes to get in the mood for TWD coming back, episode 8×06 when carol is trying to convince Ezekiel there is still hope and he has to inspire that, was some of the best acting and one of the best scenes of Season 8
— Jamie Campbell (@JAMMYC89) October 4, 2018
After years of watching Carol try to cut herself off from everyone emotionally and running away because she was afraid to let herself get close to people, it's wonderful to see that she has finally opened her heart to Ezekiel and is happy. 💕❤️
— DixonVixen217 (@DixonVixen217) October 4, 2018
What do you think about the pair? Let us know in the comments below.
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