OK I didn’t watch that TWD special, but after seven seasons I think it’s obvious that the show runner himself is ABD for Carol. It’s sad too, because Melissa and Lennie are great actors, but they lack chemistry together. However, the writing has been on the wall for them since early season 6 when he saw through her disguise. TV writers are NOT subtle. idk, I spent so much time last season feeling jerked around and upset by the mere lack of Daryl/Carol interaction, that I refuse to be upset by any of this.