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Carl Grimes (Character)
from "The Walking Dead" (2010)

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"The Walking Dead: When the Dead Come Knocking (#3.7)" (2012)
Carl Grimes: Daryl's been calling her Ass-Kicker.
Rick Grimes: Ass-Kicker? Has he, now?
Carl Grimes: I've been thinking, what we should really call her?
Rick Grimes: What do you think?
Carl Grimes: Remember my third grade teacher, Mrs. Mueller?
Rick Grimes: Of course.
Carl Grimes: Her first name was Judith. Do you think that's a good name?
Rick Grimes: I think that's - that's a fine name. Judith it is.

[about Michonne]
Carl Grimes: Should we help her?

Carl Grimes: Daryl's been calling her ass kicker.
Rick Grimes: Ass kicker? Has he now?
Carl Grimes: I've been thinking, what should we really call her.
Rick Grimes: What do you think?

Carl Grimes: Judith. Do you think that's a good name?
Rick Grimes: I think... I think that's a fine name. Judith it is.

"The Walking Dead: The Next World (#6.10)" (2016)
[Carl and Enid walk in the woods outside the Alexandria walls]
Enid: Why are we coming out here?
Carl Grimes: 'Cause we're kids. It's what they do.
Enid: We're not kids.

[Carl cradles Judith as both of them look out to the stars]
Carl Grimes: [to Judith] See that bright one? Yeah, that's the North Star. It's at the end of the Little Dipper. Yeah. If you get lost at night, you just find that star.

[Carl tells Michonne why he wouldn't kill Deanna out in the woods]
Carl Grimes: I couldn't kill her.
Michonne: Why not?
Carl Grimes: Because...
Michonne: You could've killed her.
Carl Grimes: No, I couldn't. I wouldn't.
Michonne: Were you playing some sort of game out there? Do you think that...
Carl Grimes: No!
Michonne: Then why?
Carl Grimes: Because it should be someone who loved her. Someone who's family. And I - I'd do it for you. I would.
Michonne: [Michonne reaches to hug Carl] Come here.
Michonne: [Michonne whispers in Carl's shoulder] Me, too.

"The Walking Dead: What Lies Ahead (#2.1)" (2011)
[Lori tells Rick that she was thinking about their trip to the Grand Canyon]
Lori Grimes: Just thinking about our trip to the Grand Canyon with Carl.
Carl Grimes: [Rick smiles] I don't remember that.
Lori Grimes: No, you wouldn't. You were just a baby. Besides, we never made it past Fort Worth.
Rick Grimes: No, you got sick. I never knew a baby could throw up so much.
Carl Grimes: Ick.
Lori Grimes: Yeah, ick.

[Carl and Sophia ask Rick if they can go see the Grand Canyon one day]
Carl Grimes: Can we go see it? The Grand Canyon? I'd like to.
Sophia Peletier: I would, too. Can we go?
Rick Grimes: [Rick looks to Sophia and Carol] We'd never go without you and your mom. That's a promise.

[Carl tells Shane and Rick that he wants to keep looking for Sophia also]
Carl Grimes: I want to stay too. I'm her friend.
Lori Grimes: Just be careful, okay?
Carl Grimes: I will.
Lori Grimes: When did you start growing up?

"The Walking Dead: Last Day on Earth (#6.16)" (2016)
[Carl talks to Enid when she begs him to not leave the community]
Carl Grimes: Those Saviors are out there. And you know what they did to Denise. And what they tried to do with Maggie, and to Carol, to Daryl, to Rosita, to Eugene. That's not happening to you, all right? I'm not gonna let it.

[Carl asks Aaron in the RV why he didn't stay back in Alexandria]
Carl Grimes: Why didn't you stay and help guard the place?
Aaron: [Aaron looks down at Maggie] I owe her. Why did you come?
Carl Grimes: I owe them.

[Carl locks Enid in the closet so he can leave with Rick and the group]
Enid: [Enid through the door] Carl! What happens if you don't come back? How am I supposed to live with that? What the hell am I supposed to do?
Carl Grimes: Just survive somehow.

"The Walking Dead: Knots Untie (#6.11)" (2016)
[Carl meets Jesus for the first time and pulls a gun on him]
Carl Grimes: What the hell are you doing in our house?
Paul 'Jesus' Rovia: I'm, uh, sitting on the steps looking at this painting, waiting for your mom and dad to get dressed. Hi... I'm Jesus.

[Rick tells Carl about him and Michonne being together]
Rick Grimes: Look, I was gonna tell you about me and Michonne, but it just happened. It 'just' happened. Last night. This is - This is different.
Carl Grimes: [Carl smiles] It's cool.

[Carl tells Rick that he's not going to the Hilltop]
Carl Grimes: No, I'm not coming. Someone's gotta stay back, keep this place safe. A kid with a messed-up face probably wouldn't make the best first impression anyway.
Sgt. Abraham Ford: [Abraham calls out from the RV] Let's chew up some asphalt!

"The Walking Dead: Remember (#5.12)" (2015)
[Deanna records Carl on camera who's holding baby Judith]
Carl Grimes: This is the kind of place my mom wanted for us.
Deanna Monroe: I'm sorry you lost her.
Carl Grimes: I didn't just lose her. I killed her. It had to be me.

[Carl meets Jessie's son Ron, and friends Mikey and Enid at Ron's house]
Ron Anderson: We're almost always here after school, so you can come by any time.
Carl Grimes: You go to school?
Ron Anderson: It's in a garage. Little kids go in the morning and then it's us in the afternoon. You'll probably go to school, right?
Carl Grimes: Probably.
Ron Anderson: Guys, this is Carl. Carl, this is Mikey and Enid.
Mikey: Hey.
Enid: Hi.
Ron Anderson: Enid's from outside, too. She just came eight months ago.
Carl Grimes: [Carl eyes Enid laying back in the bed, when Carl takes out a comic book from his back pocket that he found in the attic of his new house] Oh, umm... is this yours?
Ron Anderson: Sorry. We didn't know you guys got that house.
Mikey: We mostly just hang out there and listen to music. That's Enid's.
[Carl hands the comic to Enid who just tosses it to the side]
Ron Anderson: Want to play some video games? Or Mikey's house has a pool table, but his dad's kinda strict about it.
Mikey: It's okay. He's at work.
Carl Grimes: [Carl begins to get speechless] Um...
Ron Anderson: Sorry, I guess we come on kind of strong. We can just hang out.
Mikey: [Enid looks to Carl freezing up] You don't even have to talk if you don't wanna.
Ron Anderson: Yeah, took Enid three weeks to say something.
Enid: Pull it together, sport.
Carl Grimes: Let's, um... let's play some video games.
Ron Anderson: Cool, yeah.

Carl Grimes: What do you think of this place?
Rick Grimes: Well, I think it seems... nice.
Carl Grimes: Yeah. I like it here. I like the people. But they're weak. And I don't want us to get weak, too.

"The Walking Dead: Secrets (#2.6)" (2011)
[first lines]
Carl Grimes: [Carl and his mother Lori help feed Hershel's chickens in the morning] Don't look so worried.
Lori Grimes: It's my job.
Carl Grimes: No, it's not. You're a housewife.
Lori Grimes: [Lori smiles, throwing some chicken feed at Carl] Yeah, punk? You see my house around here?

[Carl comments to his mother that the baby chickens don't have a mother]
Carl Grimes: They don't have a mother.
Lori Grimes: She might be somewhere else.
Carl Grimes: Maybe she got eaten.
Carl Grimes: [Lori gets quiet] Everything is food for something else.

[Shane sees Carl hanging around the bag of guns]
Shane Walsh: [Shane makes a comment about his Sheriff Deputy's hat] Dude, nice lid, man. What's going on?
Carl Grimes: I want to learn to shoot too. Can you teach me?
Shane Walsh: [Shane chuckles] Well, man, that's... that's up to your parents.
Carl Grimes: Can you talk to them? They'll listen to you.

"The Walking Dead: Clear (#3.12)" (2013)
Michonne: You think I was gonna let you go in there?
Carl Grimes: I just think it's none of your business. You don't know me. You don't know my dad.
Michonne: I came out here to help.
Carl Grimes: You came out here for common interests. We have the same enemy and same the problem. And that's why you're here. That's it. This is important. I'm going to do this. And I know how I can. You can't stop me.
Michonne: I can't stop you. But you can't stop me from helping you.

Michonne: Not let this. I don't know you. I get that. But can you do something for me? Wait here.
Carl Grimes: I can help.
Michonne: No. And no more bullshit. You wait here. That's how we get it done.

Carl Grimes: I just thought Judith should - should know what her mom looked like. Thank you.
Michonne: I was gonna go back in anyway.
[shows Carl a stuffed toy cat]
Michonne: I just couldn't leave this behind. It's too damn gorgeous.

"The Walking Dead: 30 Days Without an Accident (#4.1)" (2013)
Carl Grimes: You didn't wake me up.
Rick Grimes: 'Cause I knew you were up all night reading comics with a flashlight.

Carl Grimes: [Approaching a group of kids naming the fence-clinging Walkers] You're naming them?
Mika Samuels: Well, one of them has a name tag. So we thought all of them should.
Carl Grimes: They had names when they were alive. They're dead now.
Lizzie Samuels: No, they're not. They're just different.
Carl Grimes: What the hell are you talking about? Okay, they don't talk. They don't think. They eat people. They kill people.
Lizzie Samuels: People kill people. They still have names.
Carl Grimes: Have you seen what happens? Have you seen someone die like that?
Lizzie Samuels: Yeah, I have.
Carl Grimes: They're not people and they're not pets. Don't name them.

"The Walking Dead: Start to Finish (#6.8)" (2015)
[Ron tells Carl that everybody is dead]
Carl Grimes: Hey. You all right, man?
Ron Anderson: Enid's dead. We're all dead.
Carl Grimes: Look, my dad's gonna figure something out. He always does.
Ron Anderson: That's bullshit. Your dad's just gonna get more people killed. 'Cause that's what he does. That's who he is. Your dad's a killer.
Carl Grimes: So was yours. We need to work this out.
Ron Anderson: I'm dead, Carl. My mom is dead. My brother is.
Carl Grimes: No, they're not. We're gonna make it.
Ron Anderson: [Ron walks over to the garage door] Your dad...
Ron Anderson: [Ron locks the door to keep Carl inside the garage with him] You're dead, too.
Ron Anderson: [Ron reaches for the pistol at the back of his waist] We're all dead.

[Carl tells Ron the truth about who his dad was]
Carl Grimes: Look, man... I get it. My dad killed your dad, but you need to know something. Your dad was an asshole.

"The Walking Dead: Cherokee Rose (#2.4)" (2011)
[Rick gives Carl his Deputy's hat]
Carl Grimes: Hey, I'm like you now. We've both been shot. Isn't that weird?
Rick Grimes: [Rick smiles] Yeah, I think your mother would rather hear we got the same eyes. So let's keep that between us. Since you're in the club now, you get to wear the hat. Didn't you know? We'll pad the rim tomorrow so it sits better.
Carl Grimes: [Rick hands over the hat to Carl] Won't you miss it?
Rick Grimes: Maybe you'll let me borrow it from time to time.
Carl Grimes: [Carl smiles] We can share it.

[first lines]
Hershel Greene: [Carl wakes up with Lori and Rick hunched over him] Fever's gone down.
Lori Grimes: Baby?
Rick Grimes: Carl?
Carl Grimes: Sophia? Is she okay?
Rick Grimes: Fine. She's fine.
Lori Grimes: Rest. We'll be right here, okay?
Carl Grimes: [Carl closes his eyes] Okay.

"The Walking Dead: Try (#5.15)" (2015)
[Enid and Carl sit under a tree]
Enid: We're supposed to be out here. We're supposed to feel like this. I don't want to forget. And running makes me feel better.
Carl Grimes: I can't forget. I dream about it. Being in the forest with them.
Enid: I do, too.
Carl Grimes: Ron's a good guy.
Enid: He is.
Carl Grimes: Does he know you come out here?
Enid: No, I, uh - He wouldn't understand.
Carl Grimes: [Carl smiles] Why do I scare you?
Enid: I don't know you just do.
Carl Grimes: Cool knife.
Enid: It was my mom's.
Carl Grimes: What happened to you before you got there?
Enid: Does it matter?
Carl Grimes: It does. I know. Something bad has happened to me, too.
[walkers snarl close in the distance]
Carl Grimes: We need to go. Sounds like a lot.
[Both Enid and Carl find a hollowed out tree that they quickly hide face-to-face in]
Enid: [Enid whispers into Carl's ear] It's their world, we're just living in it.
[the walkers come passing by the hollow tree as Carl attempts to touch Enid's hand but is unable to]
Enid: [Enid smiles and whispers into Carl's face] Cool. You're afraid of me, too.

[Carl tries to follow Enid out in the woods when she catches him, speaking to him but remaining hidden]
Enid: Carl. I know you're following me. Again. And you're going the wrong way.
Carl Grimes: You knew?
Enid: You're very loud.
Enid: [Carl snaps a couple twigs under his feet as Enid says this] Can you go back? To be honest, you scare me.
Carl Grimes: You shouldn't sneak out by yourself. Two people just died.
Enid: [Enid steps out from behind a tree] Oh, come on. People will always die. You know that.
Carl Grimes: We should go back.
Enid: Why?
Carl Grimes: What do you do out here anyways?
Enid: Same thing as you.
[Enid runs off into the woods as Carl runs along beside her]

"The Walking Dead: Pretty Much Dead Already (#2.7)" (2011)
[Carl tells his mother Lori that he's not leaving Hershel's farm without Sophia]
Carl Grimes: Mom, I'm not leaving until we find Sophia. And I don't want to go even after that.
Lori Grimes: Well, we're not leaving, Carl.
Lori Grimes: [Lori tells Carl to work on his math problems] You finish those problems.
Carl Grimes: I just think she... She's gonna like it here. This place, it could be a home.
[Lori hugs Carl]

[Carl stops Shane to tell him they're not leaving until they find Sophia]
Carl Grimes: I know you think Sophia's dead and that we should stop looking for her. But that's... that's bullshit.
Shane Walsh: Hey, man, watch your mouth.
Carl Grimes: We're gonna stay here until we find her.
Shane Walsh: You think that's what we should do?
Carl Grimes: It's what I know we should do.
Shane Walsh: Then we stay. That means we got to do whatever we got to do to make that happen. Hmm?

"The Walking Dead: Hounded (#3.6)" (2012)
Carl Grimes: I'm sorry about your mom.
Daryl Dixon: I'm sorry about yours.

Daryl Dixon: You know, she was just gone. Erased. People said it was better that way. I don't know. Just made it seem like it wasn't real, ya know?
Carl Grimes: I shot my mom. She was out. Hadn't turned yet. I ended it. It was real.

"The Walking Dead: Internment (#4.5)" (2013)
Carl Grimes: Dad, you can't keep me from it.
Rick Grimes: What?
Carl Grimes: From what always happens.
Rick Grimes: I know. But it's my job to try.

"The Walking Dead: Chupacabra (#2.5)" (2011)
[first lines]
Sophia Peletier: [in a flaskback, we see the group outside of Atlanta City during the early days of the outbreak] Are we gonna go soon?
Carol Peletier: I don't know, baby. I sure hope so.
Carl Grimes: I'm hungry.
Lori Grimes: I know, Carl. We all are.

"The Walking Dead: Killer Within (#3.4)" (2012)
[Knowing she's about to die]
Lori Grimes: Carl? Baby, I don't want you to be scared, okay? This is what I want. This is right. Now you... you take care of your daddy for me, all right? And your little brother or sister, you take care...
Carl Grimes: You don't have to do this.
Lori Grimes: You're gonna be fine. You are gonna beat this world. I know you will. You are smart, and you are strong, and you are so brave, and I love you.
Carl Grimes: I love you too.
Lori Grimes: You gotta do what's right, baby. You promise me, you'll always do what's right. It's so easy to do the wrong thing in this world. So don't... so if it feels wrong, don't do it, all right? If it feels easy, don't do it. Don't let the world spoil you. You're so good. You're my sweet boy. You're the best thing I ever did. And I love you.
[Carl hugs Lori, both sobbing]
Lori Grimes: I love you. You're my sweet, sweet boy. I love you.
[Maggie cries]
Lori Grimes: Okay... okay, now. Okay. Maggie, when this is over, you're gonna have to...
[Maggie begins to protest]
Lori Grimes: You have to do it! It can't be Rick! All right... all right. It's all right. It's all right.
[Maggie agrees, Carl cries, Lori sighs]
Lori Grimes: Good night love.

"The Walking Dead: Them (#5.10)" (2015)
[Carl gives Maggie a gift while the group walks down the street]
Carl Grimes: Found this when we were looking for water.
Maggie Greene: What is it?
Carl Grimes: I think it used to play music. It's broken.
Maggie Greene: [Maggie opens it and see's that it's a music box] Thanks, Carl.
Carl Grimes: I thought you might like it.
[Gabriel begins to talk to Maggie about religion when his shirt starts to bother him]
Father Gabriel Stokes: I used to joke these things were leftover from the days of hair shirts. The church actually made... shirts out of hair. So if you wore it, you could atone just a little for your sins.
Maggie Greene: I know what a hair shirt is. My daddy was religious. I used to be.
Father Gabriel Stokes: If you ever want to talk about your father or about Beth...
Maggie Greene: Please, stop.
Father Gabriel Stokes: Whenever you're ready, I'm here.
Maggie Greene: You never even met them.
Father Gabriel Stokes: I know you're in pain.
Maggie Greene: You don't know shit. You had a job. You were there to save your flock, right? But you didn't. You hid. Don't act like that didn't happen.
[Maggie walks further ahead]

"The Walking Dead: Sick (#3.2)" (2012)
Carl Grimes: Check it out!
Lori Grimes: Where did you get this?
Carl Grimes: From the infirmary. Wasn't much left, but I cleared it out.
Lori Grimes: You went by yourself?
Carl Grimes: Yeah.
Lori Grimes: Are you crazy?
Carl Grimes: No big deal. I killed two walkers.
Lori Grimes: Do you see this? This was with the whole group.
Carl Grimes: We needed supplies so I got them.
Lori Grimes: I appreciate that but...
Carl Grimes: Then get off my back!
Beth Greene: Carl! She's your mother, you can't talk to her like that.
Lori Grimes: Listen, I think it's great you want to help...
[Carl walks away]

"The Walking Dead: Strangers (#5.2)" (2014)
[Rick talks to Carl in the church]
Rick Grimes: You are not safe. No matter how many people are around, or how clear the area looks, no matter what anyone says, no matter what you think, you are not safe. It only takes one second. One second and it's over. Never let your guard down, ever. I want you to promise me.
Carl Grimes: I promise.

"The Walking Dead: No Way Out (#6.9)" (2016)
[Ron pulls the trigger of his pistol before falling to the ground, as Carl turns around]
Carl Grimes: [Carl looks at his dad with a hole to his eye] Dad?
Rick Grimes: [Rick gasps] Carl.
Rick Grimes: [Carl falls to the ground as Rick carries him off the ground, following Michonne's sword slashing] No!

"The Walking Dead: Heads Up (#6.7)" (2015)
[Rick teaches Ron how to fire a pistol as Carl watches from the side]
Rick Grimes: Someone's in front of you, they have a gun.
Carl Grimes: You'll gonna be scared. You will be.
[Ron looks at Carl without saying anything]
Rick Grimes: Your body's gonna tense, you won't have time to think. You're just gonna want to pull the trigger when you get it in front of you.
Rick Grimes: [Rick pulls back the hammer of the gun] But you'll miss, and you'll be dead.
Rick Grimes: [Rick pulls back the hammer again holding the gun up] You have to get it up to your eye.
Carl Grimes: You've got to be strong enough to wait for your moment.
Ron Anderson: [Ron looks at Carl before asking for the pistol from Rick] Can I, uh...
Rick Grimes: [Rick hands over the pistol as Ron clears his throat, aiming] Hey, your finger doesn't touch the trigger until you're ready to shoot.
Rick Grimes: [Ron calmly pulls the trigger as the gun clicks] Keep that one with you. Get a feel of what it's like to carry one around.
Ron Anderson: Can I shoot it? Maybe like down at the walkers.

"The Walking Dead: Claimed (#4.11)" (2014)
Michonne: I'm sorry. I'm not very good at making boys your age laugh.
Carl Grimes: I was laughing. Inside.
Michonne: Toddlers find me funny. Two, three-year-olds.
Carl Grimes: What do you mean toddlers?
Michonne: I had a three-year-old son and he happened to find me extremely funny.

"The Walking Dead: Save the Last One (#2.3)" (2011)
[Carl wakes up from his bed to tell Lori and Rick about the deer he saw]
Carl Grimes: You should have seen it.
Lori Grimes: What?
Carl Grimes: The deer. It was so pretty, Mom. It was so close. I've never been...
Rick Grimes: [Lori and Rick watch Carl's expression go silent] Carl?
Lori Grimes: What is happening?
Hershel Greene: [as Carl starts going into a seizure, Lori holds him down] Don't. It's a seizure. If you hold him down, you could hurt him.
Lori Grimes: You can't stop it?
Hershel Greene: He has to just go through it.

"The Walking Dead: After (#4.9)" (2014)
Carl Grimes: I tied the door shut.
Rick Grimes: We don't need to take any chances.
Carl Grimes: You don't think it'll hold?
Rick Grimes: Carl.
Carl Grimes: It's a strong knot. Clove hitch. Shane taught me. Remember him?
Rick Grimes: Yeah, I remember him. I remember him every day.

"The Walking Dead: Beside the Dying Fire (#2.13)" (2012)
Carl Grimes: I'm freezing.
Lori Grimes: We'll build a fire, yeah?
Daryl Dixon: You go out looking for firewood, stay close. Only got so many arrows. How you doing on ammo?
Rick Grimes: Not enough.
Maggie Greene: We just can't stand around here with our asses hanging out.
Hershel Greene: Watch your mouth. Everyone stop panicking and listen to Rick.

"The Walking Dead: Now (#6.5)" (2015)
[Carl and Ron get in an argument about Enid going over the wall]
Carl Grimes: So you just want to leave her out there?
Ron Anderson: I told her to stop going over the wall, I told her there's bad people out there and that it's stupid and dangerous.
Carl Grimes: Not if you know what you're doing.
Ron Anderson: Well, I'm not gonna let you go. Carl. Carl, you're not going out there.
Carl Grimes: [Ron tries to hold Carl back] Back off!
[Carl and Ron begin to get in a shoving match when Carl shoves Ron to the ground]

"The Walking Dead: Say the Word (#3.5)" (2012)
Daryl Dixon: She got a name yet?
Carl Grimes: Not yet. I was thinking, maybe Sophia? Then there's Carol too. Andrea, Amy. Jacqui, Patricia. Or... Lori, I don't know.

"The Walking Dead: A (#4.16)" (2014)
Rick Grimes: We're gonna tell them who we are. The kind of people that we are.
Carl Grimes: How do you do that? I mean, who are we?

"The Walking Dead: Nebraska (#2.8)" (2012)
[Carl sits by the barn wishing he had found Sophia]
Carl Grimes: I thought I'd find her.
Lori Grimes: We all did.
Carl Grimes: I mean, me... That I'd be the one. Like maybe she was hiding somewhere in a cave or a tree. She'd be safe and I'd find her and bring her back. He did the right thing, shooting her like that. I would've done it, too.