Oh god, I just thought of a new (maybe) parallel and I’m regretting it immediately.
I was re-watching a Caryl scene in S2 when Daryl went off on Carol after they found Sophia in the barn. It’s always so painful to watch that scene nowadays b/c I’m so used to Daryl being so sweet to her, that it makes me want to cry with all the things he said to her. Yes of course they were both hurting, both had been abused in their life, and he was just trying to push her away, but it doesn’t excuse the things he said to her. I really do hope the things he said went in one ear and out the other, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Carol remembered at least a little bit of what he said.
Especially one line in particular: “If ya spent half your time minding your daughter’s business instead of sticking your nose into everybody else’s business she might still be alive.”
What if that stayed with her all this time, the guilt of if she watched her daughter just a little closer she might still be alive today?
Fast forwarding to the present, and she’s now having to deal with what happened with Lizzie and Mika. What if she thought the same way. ‘If she had watched Lizzie more closely, she and her sister might still be alive today’. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if Carol connects the two together, and that all the girls died b/c “she didn’t watch them close enough.”
Now I understand why Carol is so against telling anyone about what happened to Lizzie and Mika, for the last time she spilled a big secret she got banished. But what if it’s more personal than that for not telling Daryl…
What if she’s too ashamed to tell him b/c he was the one that told her that she should’ve watched her more…
Of course he would understand her now, but it would absolutely break my heart if she decides to tell him about the girls and she tells him that he was right, that she should’ve watched her better… and you wouldn’t know if she was talking about Sophia or Lizzie and Mika.
And of course Daryl would look like he got socked in the gut, and he’d hug her tightly and plead with her to forget what he said. He didn’t mean any of it.
Ain’t you a peach? If you spent half your time minding your daughter’s business instead of sticking your nose in everybody else’s, she’d still be alive! I mean just go! I don’t want you here! You’re a real piece of work, lady. What, are you gonna make this about my daddy or some crap like that? Pfft! Man, you know jack. You’re afraid. You’re afraid ‘cause you’re all alone. You got no husband, no daughter. You don’t know what to do with yourself. You ain’t my problem! Sophia wasn’t mine! All you had to do was keep an eye on her!
I love doing ‘everyone is ladies’ fancasts but it also really reinforces how much narrower standards of beauty are for actresses. It’s amazing to take a cast of men with very different kinds of faces, craggy and smooth, handsome and not, big noses and small, different ears, different jaws, and turn that into actresses who even to me look very similar.
…..and the pool gets even narrower once you step outside of white actresses.
It’s not like this is new information to anyone, but every time I start making graphics again it bothers me a little more.