Last week, Negan killed not one but two characters off in the Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead. Morgan presents Carol to the King, sitting on his throne in the middle of a school building's auditorium. One minute they're traveling and everything is fine, the next they're surrounded by walkers. Ezekiel's advice to Carol, "Where there's life, there's hope", may be cliched, but the mere thought, directed towards the show's audience as much as its heroine, is no less welcome at this point in The Walking Dead's history.
After six full seasons of watching the show's titular characters get shot, hacked, splattered, and decapitated by the rear hatch of a Subaru Outback, individual zombie kills don't exactly impress us anymore - that is, until the moment when one of the Kingdom's most talented residents thunked a zombie on the head in such a way that the zombie's entire face fell off. How?
The episode ends with Morgan and Carol riding to what appears to be her new home. A confrontation between Carol and Ezekiel led to the former criticizing the Kingdom as a "joke". He immediately sees through her "sweet and innocent act" and recognizes the fact that she's smart enough to see through his bullshit. As well, seeing Morgan find an easy place to belong here in the Kingdom is fitting. After leaving Ezekiel's presence, Carol revealed her true feelings, acknowledging that she wants to escape as soon as possible.
In the meantime, Morgan is helping out anyway he can. "That's going to help Ezekiel hold on to his humanity". While they are talking about something, a group of people come to get the pigs that they caught earlier in the episode, the ones they were feeding walkers. Before becoming King, he was a zookeeper who used to act in community theater, earning Shiva's trust by saving her after a injury. Yes, here is a man who calls himself "King", who's got a tiger as a pet and who talks like Shakespeare's annoying younger cousin (more on him later). But, for now, let's just sit back and enjoy the Shakespearean antics and animatronic tiger of King Ezekiel. "Heroism. Grace. Where there's life, there's life", Ezekiel tells Carol. Morgan understands Carol's desire to be alone. If we look at the comics to figure out what comes next, there's one particular series of events that follow the "All Out War" event: the appearance of the Whisperers.
If you are not familiar with Bello, then you should know the actress is best-known for her work on ER. When they go to explain to Morgan who the Saviors are, he informs them that he's already aware.
So again, we get Ezekiel as a figure of temptation, and Carol refusing to be tempted. Ezekiel has everyone lower their guns though and the tension leaves just as fast as it started. They are the walking dead, just like Rick's group, the walkers, or anyone else on this show.
When your rooster crows at the break of dawn Look out your window, and I'll be gone You're the reason I'm a-traveling on But don't think twice, it's all right.
Morgan was asked by Ezekiel to train Ben, who reminds me of Eugene; a guy wanting to be a hero, but who does not yet possess the skills to do so. He wishes that she would stay, but Carol says that she's no good there. Will Ezekiel Play A Major Role In The Dissolution of Negan's Dictatorship? "They want someone to make them feel safe, and people who feel safe are less unsafe". "The Well" keeps her wanderlust, but makes it a bit more vague-she can't bear to live with the others because it's all a lot of nonsense and because, like us, she knows it's all going to fall apart eventually.