Counting down the most heart-stoping moments of the season... so far
9. Class is in Session
When Season Four opened, there were moments of perceived rural tranquility, with organized spaghetti night, children playing, farming, chores getting done and story time. Viewers were introduced to a number of new children, beyond Carl, providing a glimpse of hope for the future of civilization. The kids played together and even Carl, hardcore protector that he is, had found a couple of pals to spend time with and be a kid again. The kids seem to enjoy story time with Carol, an event that Carl first resisted, thinking it to be kid stuff. When Carl finally breaks down, hoping to find a quiet moment of innocence, he learns that Carol's story time is really a workshop in how to efficiently slaughter Walkers. Rather than reading "Harry Potter" or Dr. Seuss, Carol demonstrates knife combat, turning the little darlings into killing machines. This is an impactful moment, a stark reminder that playtime, and childhood, is over.