The Walking Dead (2010– )
Melissa McBride: Carol Peletier, Carol
Carol Peletier : [to Daryl, as they all sit around a campfire with T-Dog keeping watch and Rick patrolling the area] We're not safe with him. Keeping something like that from us. Why do you need him? He's just gonna pull you down.
Daryl Dixon : Nah. Rick's done all right by me.
Carol Peletier : You're his henchman... and I'm a burden. We deserve better.
Daryl Dixon : What do you want?
Carol Peletier : A man of honor.
Daryl Dixon : Rick has honor.
Maggie Greene : [to Glenn after hearing Carol] I think we should take our chances.
Hershel Greene : Don't be foolish. There's no food, no fuel, no ammo.
Beth Greene : [Hearing a sound nearby] What was that?
Daryl Dixon : [as they all stand up] Could be anything. A raccoon, a possum...
Glenn Rhee : ...A walker.
Carol Peletier : We need to leave. I mean, what are we waiting for?
Theodore 'T-Dog' Douglas : Which way?
Maggie Greene : It came from over there.
Beth Greene : Back from where we came.
Maggie Greene : Yeah.
Rick Grimes : The last thing we need is for everyone to go running off in the dark. We don't have the vehicles. No one's traveling on foot.
Hershel Greene : Don't panic.
Maggie Greene : I'm not. I'm not sitting here waiting for another herd to blow through. We need to move now.
Rick Grimes : No one's going anywhere.
[Everyone begins to stare at Rick, silently questioning him]
Carol Peletier : Do something.
Rick Grimes : I AM DOING SOMETHING! I'm keeping this group together, ALIVE! I've been doing that all along, no matter what! I DIDN'T ASK FOR THIS! I KILLED MY BEST FRIEND FOR YOU PEOPLE, FOR CHRIST'S SAKE!
[They all stare at him in disbelief and shock]
Rick Grimes : You saw what he was like... how he pushed me... how he compromised us... how he threatened us. He staged the whole Randall thing, led me out to put a bullet in my back. He gave me no CHOICE! He was my friend, but he came after me.
[Carl hugs Lori and begins crying into her shoulder]
Rick Grimes : My hands are clean.
[They still stand there in shock and disbelief]
Rick Grimes : Maybe you people are better off without me. Go ahead... I say there's a place for us, but maybe, maybe it's just another pipe dream. May... Maybe I'm fooling myself again. What? Why don't... Why don't you go on and find out yourself! Send me a postcard!
[Nobody does or says anything]
Rick Grimes : Go on, there's the door. Think you can do better? Let's see how far you get.
[They continue to remain silent]
Rick Grimes : No takers? Fine. We get one thing straight: You're staying. This isn't a democracy anymore.
[He walks off to continue patrolling the area, as everyone stands there, still in silence as the camera pans over the trees and focuses on the prison off in the distance]
Carol Peletier : [Approaches Carl, who is standing over Sophia's grave] You know, we'll see Sophia again in Heaven, someday.
[Carl doesn't respond]
Carol Peletier : She's in a better place.
Carl Grimes : No, she's not. Heaven is just another lie. And if you believe it, you're an idiot.
[He walks off, leaving Carol shocked and insulted]
Carol Peletier : [Turns around and approaches Lori and Rick] You need to control that boy!
Rick Grimes : Carl? What happened?
Carol Peletier : He's disrespectful.
Rick Grimes : Did he say something?
Carol Peletier : Something cruel about Sophia!
Lori Grimes : We'll figure it out. It's okay.
Carol Peletier : It's not okay!
Rick Grimes : I'll have... I'll have, I'll have a talk with him.
[He walks away, going over to talk with Carl, leaving Carol and Lori]
Lori Grimes : See? We'll, we'll... we'll deal with it. If you can calm down, so that I can-...
Carol Peletier : Don't tell me to calm down!
Lori Grimes : No, I, I don't-...
Carol Peletier : I don't need you to patronize me! Everyone either avoids me or they treat me like I'm crazy. I lost my daughter, I didn't lose my mind!
[She storms off]
Rick Grimes : [Rick catches up with Carl] Carl! Did you talk back to Carol?
Carl Grimes : No.
Rick Grimes : She says you did.
Carl Grimes : I said it was stupid to believe in Heaven 'cause it is.
Rick Grimes : Well, just think about that for a minute. She just lost her daughter, she wants to believe she's still alive in some way.
Carl Grimes : But she-...
Rick Grimes : Don't. Don't talk, think. It's a good rule of thumb for life.
Carl Grimes : Mom always wants you to talk more.
Rick Grimes : Don't change the subject, you owe Carol an apology. You made a mistake. Fix it.
Carl Grimes : Is that why you're gonna kill that guy? Fixing your mistake?
Rick Grimes : That's different.
Carl Grimes : How are you gonna do it? Are you gonna hang him in the barn?
Rick Grimes : You just think about how you're gonna make things right with Carol. Don't talk. Think.
Rick Grimes : [Cocks gun] We're not leaving.
Hershel Greene : We can't stay here.
Maggie Greene : What if there's another snaprel? Wood pallet won't stop another one of those rounds.
Beth Greene : We can't even go outside.
Carol Peletier : Within the daylight.
Glenn Rhee : If Rick says we're not running, we're not running!
Merle Dixon : [Locked behind a cell] No? Better to live like rats.
Rick Grimes : You got a better idea?
Merle Dixon : Yeah, we should've slid outta here last night, live to fight another day. But we lost that window, didn't we? Now, I'm sure he's got scouts on every road out of this place by now.
Daryl Dixon : We ain't scared of that prick.
Merle Dixon : Y'all should be. That truck-through-the-fence thing? That's just him ringing the doorbell. We might have some thick walls to hide behind, but he's got the guns and the numbers. And if he takes the high ground around this place, shoot, he could just starve us out if he wanted to.
Maggie Greene : Let's put him in the other cell block!
Daryl Dixon : No. He's gotta point.
Maggie Greene : [to Merle] THIS IS ALL YOU! YOU STARTED THIS!
Beth Greene : What's the difference whose fault it is? What do we do?
Hershel Greene : I said we should leave. Now, Axel's dead. We can't just sit here.
[Rick turns to leave the cell block, walking out on the conversation]
Hershel Greene : GET BACK HERE!
[Rick stops in his tracks, as Hershel, on his crutches, walks over to Rick]
Hershel Greene : You're slipping, Rick. We've all seen it, we understand why. But now is not the time! You once said this isn't a democracy. Now you have to own up to that. I put my family's life in your hands. So, get your head clear and do something.
Rick Grimes : [Opening the door to a loading dock and looks out; Carl then comes out] You shouldn't be out here.
Carl Grimes : I'm a good shot.
Rick Grimes : Yes, you are.
Carl Grimes : Hey, Dad?
Rick Grimes : Yeah?
Carl Grimes : If I say something, will you promise not to be mad?
Rick Grimes : I won't get mad.
Carl Grimes : You should stop.
Rick Grimes : Stop what?
Carl Grimes : Being the leader.
[Rick turns to look at him]
Carl Grimes : Have Hershel and Daryl handle things. You deserve a rest.
[He continues to look at Carl, as Carl walks away]
Sam Anderson : [Carol is in the stealing their guns back and is surprised by Sam] What are you doing?
Carol Peletier : [Doesn't respond at first] Sam, what are you doing here?
Sam Anderson : Followed you. Was hoping you were going to make more cookies, but then, you came here.
Carol Peletier : Well, I could make more. I could make a whole batch just for you. Would you like that?
Sam Anderson : Yes. I mean, yes, please.
Carol Peletier : Okay. But you gotta promise me you can keep it secret that I came here.
Sam Anderson : But I have to tell my Mom. I mean, I tell my Mom everything.
Carol Peletier : You can never tell anyone, especially your Mom because if you do, one morning, you'll wake up and you won't be in your bed.
[She begins advancing towards Sam, intimidating him, until she is standing over him]
Sam Anderson : Where will I be?
Carol Peletier : You'll be outside the walls, far, far away, tied to a tree. And you'll scream and scream because you will be so afraid. No one will come to help because no one will hear you. But something will hear you. The monsters will come once out there and you won't be able to run away when they come for you. And they will tear you apart and eat you up all while you're still alive, all while you can still feel it. And then afterwards, no one will ever know what happened to you. Or... you can promise not to tell you anyone what you saw here and then nothing will happen. And you'll get cookies... lots of cookies. I know what I think you should do.
[Sam stares back at Carol the entire time, scared to death]