The Walking Dead: Danai Gurira Talks about Michonne's Response in Horror Midseason Premiere
The Walking Dead came back with a bang, literally, and showed its hand with some of the show's most shocking moments to date. Michonne plays a crucial but understated role in the events that transpired, and Danai Gurira spoke with EW regarding her character's involvement. Spoilers beyond.
Carl lost his eye in one of the most accurate scenes from the book the show has ever shot. And Michonne is indirectly responsible for the result. In her desperate attempt to save Rick from being shot by Ron, she stabbed him through the chest, just as the trigger was pulled. Ron's flailing arm floated into Carl's direction, and those of us that saw it know the rest.
"A huge part of why Michonne lives and breathes is to be a part of keeping that young man safe," Gurira stated. "[The shoot] was intense, but there was something really beautiful about the intensity of it and the pain of it. Running through the walkers with Rick carrying Carl, it was just so painful and intense.
"And him lying there and Rick running out the door and Michonne being caught in a panic - I've rarely experienced her panicked. But she was facing losing both of them in one night. And that was just not going to happen. And there was only so much she could do for Carl at that point.
"It's kind of a ride-or-die situation with going out there with Rick." It'll be interesting to see the next interaction Carl and Michonne have on screen.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9PM ET on AMC.