Warning: Spoilers for the second half of “The Walking Dead” Season 4 are below.
TV Guide reports that Kirkman says Carol “will definitely return before the end of the season.” But that’s not all viewers have to look forward to. The “Sanctuary” mentioned in the radio signal Daryl, Michonne, Bob Stookey and Tyreese heard in the car will “come into play,” and there will be some flashbacks to look forward to as well.
The confirmation of those flashbacks seems to explain what executive producer Gale Anne Hurd teased about viewers seeing Hershel again. Though he died in the midseason finale, his daughters Beth and Maggie could remember earlier times with their father. TV Guide speculates that the flashbacks could also resolve Michonne’s strange reaction to holding baby Judith.
If both the Sanctuary and Carol will appear in Season 4b, maybe it will be together? Carol doesn’t seem like the kind of person who will stay solo if she can help it and, considering she had a car when we last saw her, there’s a good chance she overheard that signal as well.
“The Walking Dead” returns with the second half of Season 4 in February on AMC.