pt. 1 hey! i was watching the part where rick tells carl that he was going to tell him about his relationship/feelings for michonne but "it just happened, last night". idk if this is a reach but do you think that if the couch scene hadn't played out
pt2. like it did, rick might have asked carl for his blessings first since he sees how close carl and michonne were? it seems like rick knew for a while his feelings for michonne i’d love to see your opinion on this!
Sorry it took so long to get to this.
I agree! I believe Rick had acknowledged and accepted his feelings for Michonne first. He was waiting to see if she felt the same; he needed to know that she felt the same before he took it further. He wanted to make that shift in their relationship, but he needed to make sure that Michonne was ready. This is why I think he would not have spoken to Carl about his feelings until after he and Michonne were on the same page.
While he knew how close they are to each other, Rick would not do anything to jeopardise their relationship. While they already lived as a little family unit, Rick taking his relationship to the next level with Michonne meant that some things would change in her relationship with Carl. I believe Rick needed to consider these things first, which I think he did. I think he spent the two months realising how in love he was with Michonne and praying and hoping that she felt the same. I think he stayed up at night after they would talk for hours and smile to himself at the thought of her being his partner in every single sense of the word. A mother to his children. A lover to him. He had to get it right. For her; for Carl. For their family.
I think he and Michonne would have spoken about how they would tell Carl that they were now together. They would have lay in bed after making love smiling, with their fingers entwined and legs entangled, talking about the best way to tell Carl in the morning. But then this happened and it was glorious!
The fact that Michonne looked awkward and Rick said later “I was gonna tell you about me and Michonne” makes me think that Richonne agreed that Rick should be the one to talk to Carl. Just look at her! She was not going to be the one having that conversation!
I love this family so much! I can’t wait for more scenes with them.