The actions of Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) in the latest episode of The Walking Dead could bring about the beginning of the end for Alpha (Samantha Morton). Thanks to Carol, a Whisperer has been apprehended, and his capture could have unintended repercussions for Alpha and her position as leader of the Whisperers.
In The Walking Dead season 10, episode 6, titled "Bonds", Carol leaves Alexandria, supposedly to help look for the recently escaped Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who has actually just joined up with the Whisperers. As it turns out, Negan had nothing to do with Carol's reasons for leaving. She admits to Daryl that she's actually looking for Alpha's zombie hoard. Daryl remains suspicious of Carol's motives, fully aware of her disdain for Alpha and her desire for revenge. After spotting Whisperers moving amidst a crowd of zombies, Carol and Daryl end up in a fight. Later, Carol reveals that she's taken a Whisperer prisoner. It appears that this was her real goal all along.
Carol intends to take the Whisperer back with them and interrogate him. The secrets he could provide may well prove useful, but bringing this Whisperer back with them could help their cause in ways they've yet to realize. While at Alexandria, the Whisperer could pick up on an interesting bit of information that may change how the Whisperers feel about their leader. That's because the Whisperers don't know that Alpha's daughter, Lydia (Cassady McClincy), is still alive.
In The Walking Dead season 9, the Whisperers were led to believe that Lydia was dead. After all, why would someone like Alpha, a leader who has preached about strength and casting aside the people that make them weak, allow her daughter to live after she betrayed them?Alpha's decision to use the Whisperer baby as a weapon against the Hilltop showed just how far Alpha is willing to go to get what she wants.
Alpha appears to believe wholeheartedly in doing whatever it takes to survive and defeat their enemies, but Lydia's continued existence shows that Alpha doesn't hold herself to the same standards that she holds her followers. If Carol's prisoner were to see Lydia, escape, and tell the others the truth, it would expose Alpha's greatest weakness, as well as her hypocrisy. It would undermine everything that she's taught them, and it wouldn't be long before the Whisperers lost all faith in her. If this were to happen, Alpha could actually be brought down by her own people.