Show/Episode: The Walking Dead, Season 5, Episode 6, “Consumed.”
Ships: Carol/Daryl (Caryl)
**Note: This post contains spoilers on all aired episodes of The Walking Dead. Read on only if you're caught up!**
Okay, Walking Dead, how do you do it? This episode has no kissing, no romantic or sexual touching, and yet…and yet… this ship is in full sail. I know, I know, no kissy stuff, but the thing is, it didn’t need it. The sheer chemistry we saw in “Consumed” says it all without showing it all, and that, my friends, is the sign of a ship that is unstoppable. Well, okay, nothing is ever guaranteed in the world of The Walking Dead, but let’s take a look at what went down.
When we last saw Carol, she was being wheeled through the halls of Beth’s creeptastic hospital on a stretcher, and this episode tells us how she got there. Hang on, because it’s a bumpy ride. We see Carol’s journey in bits and pieces, both solo and with Daryl, and that’s where the chemistry leaps off the screen, into our living rooms and sticks us right in the heart like a crossbow in a walker’s skull.