The Walking Dead’s Michonne (Danai Gurira) has always been loyal, but she wasn’t always fiercely loyal to Rick Grimes’ (Andrew Lincoln) group. Now she is, and we saw that look she gave Gareth (Andrew J. West) when he made Michonne leave Carl (Chandler Riggs) alone so she could go before Carl into the train car. Gareth, you’re screwing with the wrong lioness.
When we first met Michonne in the Season 2 finale, she was saving Andrea’s (Laurie Holden) life. She was loyal to a Andrea and it was a gut-punch to see Andrea choose the illusion of safety at Woodbury over her friend’s instincts. So Michonne went solo again. Then she met Team Prison, but they didn’t trust her, and she didn’t trust them, so they briefly considered selling her out to The Governor. But things changed on her little road trip with Rick and Carl. Carl said she’s one of them. She eventually earned their trust, but she still went off on solo missions at the start of Season 4, to look for The Governor (David Morrissey). It was something she felt she had to do.