What a woman! She began as a beaten and demur wife to a monster and has gone from strength to strength.
I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but Carol has consistently climbed the ladder of greatness. In my book, she is without doubt, the true leader of the [fragmented] group. Daryl is, of course, another of my favourites, but he is a strong and solid second-in-command, whereas Carol, is Der Fuhrer!
Rick, as I have always said, is far too weak to lead. Once they are all back together, he should pass on the responsibility of command to Carol. Rarely does she make an incorrect decision and she has the strength, ruthlessness and forward thinking that is needed to survive in a world where the dead walk and eat the living, and hard choices need to be made.
She and Daryl are the only characters that I find realistic amongst The Walking Dead team and in reality, they would be the only ones to survive in the long run.
All hale Carol.