Sorry I have been out of the loop for so long. Hope everyone is looking forward to the finale tonight. I know I am. I know that Daryl did NOT get killed in the last episode. He was shot in the arm, we are thinking. Let’s just hope we’re right and that he’s fine. Looking forward to the finale tonight. Unfortunately, that also signals the end of the season for TWD. But, we will see Norman in Riding with Norman Reedus! More Norman! I’m looking forward to it! Hope you are too!
The link between Daryl Dixon and Negan that might have occurred in the fantastic The Walking Dead midseason premiere may not be anything. Then again, it may be everything, so it’s worth exploring.
Let’s back up a moment. There’s been some evidence that Norman Reedus’ character, Daryl Dixon, may not be long for The Walking Dead world anymore. To summarize, the evidence has to do with The Walking Dead‘s Daryl Dixon problem, the fact that the character hasn’t had much to do in the last couple of seasons, and the fact that Norman Reedus is developing his own AMC show.
I’m going to put a comic spoiler here out of obligation before I talk about the worst kept secret on The Walking Dead: That when Negan arrives, he kills Glenn with his baseball bat. However, Scott Gimple has noted that the storyline takes a “hard left turn,” which suggests that someone other than Glenn will fall victim to Negan’s bat, Lucille.
Who might it be? We know that whoever dies in the finale — when we assume that Negan arrives — is so close to the cast that the death of this character makes Andrew Lincoln “sick to his stomach.”
“I felt sick to my stomach when I read the script. It was the first day in the whole six years of working on The Walking Dead that I was late for work because I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I was so angry and frustrated and I felt sick. And that was just after reading it.”
Lauren Cohan was likewise upset by the finale, saying that it “took a really, really long time for everybody to feel okay again after the finale.”
Clearly, whoever dies is someone close to the cast. We know it’s not Carol. We can probably rule out Glenn because Gimple said the television storyline would not follow the comic storyline.
Could it be Daryl?
Well, now there is motive for Negan to want to kill Daryl. In the midseason premiere, Daryl took a rocket launcher and blew several of Negan’s henchman to little bits, but not before the lead Savior told Sasha and Abraham, “Usually, we introduce ourselves by popping one of you right off the bat.” That could just be a coincidental turn of phrase, or the use of “bat” may be some sly foreshadowing to Lucille, specifically the use of it to kill Daryl.
But, viewers may argue that there’s no way that Negan would know that it was Daryl who blew up his henchman, because none of them survived to go back and tell Negan.
But what if Negan was there to witness it?
Again, this may be nothing — it may be a mistake in filming — but watch very closely in the last few seconds of this clip from the midseason premiere.
It was hard to see, but there was clearly a moving car in the distant background that popped up just as Daryl was launching that RPG. Could Negan have been in that car, and might he have witnessed Daryl blow up his men? If so, that does give Negan motive to kill Daryl, and along with all the other evidence that Daryl’s life may be in danger, the mounting evidence is terrifying.
If Daryl dies, Andrew Lincoln won’t be the only one who is sick to his stomach.
I realize it is a little old, but I hadn’t run across it before and thought I would share with you. One of our beloved characters this season will be bitten by Lucille (Negan’s barbed-wire wrapped baseball bat). Who will it be? No spoilers here, thank goodness, but it makes you wonder. And Kirkman promises that Rick won’t survive the entire series. Hopefully, it won’t happen this season!
‘The Walking Dead’: Andrew Lincoln Says He Felt ‘Sick’ After Reading Season 6 Finale Script
Christian Saclao , Design & Trend
Feb, 13, 2016, 08:06 AM
The upcoming season 6 finale of “The Walking Dead” is too dark that actor Andrew Lincoln felt “sick” after reading the script for the episode.
“I felt sick to my stomach when I read the script,” Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on the hit AMC series, revealed to Entertainment Weekly. “It was the first day in the whole six years of working on ‘The Walking Dead’ that I was late for work because I woke up in the middle of the night and I couldn’t get back to sleep. I was so angry and frustrated and I felt sick. And that was just after reading it.”
Apparently, Lincoln wasn’t the only one who felt that way. “Andy talks about being late to work; I didn’t want to go to work that day,” Lauren Cohan told the news outlet. “It took a really, really long time for everybody to feel okay again after the finale, let’s put it that way.”
The actress, who portrays Maggie Greene on the zombie drama, added: “[Hearing] the word ‘finale’ gives me a physical reaction because it’s the hardest day on set that I’ve ever had in my life. I never even imagined that as an actor you could have that experience. It’s one of the most raw experiences that I think any of us have ever had.”
Lincoln and Cohan’s co-star Ross Marquand also talked about the finale script in an interview with ComicBook.com last November.
“I was just talking to Andy about [the finale] the other day and I looked at him because I hadn’t seen him since I read it and I said, ‘What’d ya think?'” Marquand said at the time. “We both literally just threw our hands up in the air and we were like, ‘This is the craziest thing ever, right?'”
“I think it’s probably the most rot, like emotionally rot, and dark episode I’ve ever read, regardless of this show or not,” added the actor who plays Aaron on the series. “I’ve never seen or read an episode that is so dark and so compelling in my life and that’s the God’s honest truth.”
In fact, Marquand said that the script is too twisted that he had to stop reading several times.
“I told Andy, I don’t normally get so affected by scripts that I have to put them down, but I had to stop reading this at three different times,” he revealed. “I couldn’t read it, it was messing me up. It was tough to read. It’s phenomenal writing but it’s just so emotionally dark and twisted that we had to put it down several times.”
While Lincoln, Cohan and Marquand didn’t specify what exactly makes the finale emotionally dark, the impending introduction of the comic book villain Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) may have something to do with it.
February 28, 2016
“The Walking Dead” season 7: Norman Reedus’ gay Daryl Dixon Could Make Out With Jesus? [Rumors/Spoilers]
Patrick Frye – the Inquisitr.com
The Walking Dead Season 7 is not even close to being here, and the rumor mill is already in overdrive. “Is Daryl Dixon gay?” they ask. If so, could an equally-gay Jesus make out with Norman Reedus’ character? Many of these questions have been answered indirectly in the past by Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, but that has not stopped people from attempting to “ship” Daryl and Jesus.
[Warning: The following does make reference to some Walking Dead spoilers.]
Assuming showrunners Gimple and Kirkman do indeed have plans in mind, there is some evidence to back the Walking Dead rumor mill. For example, this past fall, a Reedus interview discussed how and why Daryl would fall in love.
“Allowing himself to fall in love is something Daryl Dixon wouldn’t have done until after he’s lost everything and the world’s gone to s**t,” Reedus said. “Part of that character’s appeal is that you’re watching this guy reinvent himself as someone who’s finding a sense of self-worth through other people in his life. He’s slowly becoming proud of who he is.”
As in, gay pride? According to Wet Paint, Reedus does admit that the idea of Daryl being gay was first brought up by the original TWD showrunner, Frank Darabont, and that Kirkman revealed AMC is on board with making Daryl gay “so long as it served the story.” In addition, when Norman discussed the origins of the first TWD rumor, he claimed it was possible the Walking Dead comics character Paul Monroe was the inspiration.
“They cross-reference some of the characters in the comic book with us and there’s a character in the comic book named Jesus who is gay and he’s a total badass,” he said. “I think that’s where that came from.”
Walking Dead fans finally got to see Tom Payne as Paul “Jesus” Rovia on the last episode, but are still waiting for Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan.)
At one point, reports were claiming the actor actually begged the producers to not make his character gay. According to Norman Reedus, gay Daryl Dixon rumors are fine with him, although he isn’t exactly pushing the showrunners in that direction, either. Reedus has been clear that he does not want his character to start randomly forming romantic relationships. In fact, he’s even hoping any romance may be a bit awkward.
“I think once you make a decision left or right, or once you kiss somebody, it’s done. I want the buildup of that to be awkward as heck,” he said back in 2014.
Is not letting Jesus take the wheel awkward enough? In the past, Kirkman did claim he wanted the Walking Dead‘s Jesus character to “make out” with another male character at least once in a future TWD episode, although the series creator never discussed whether he had a specific lover in mind.
“We won’t focus on it constantly and it won’t be the focus of any big storylines for him… but he’ll make it with a dude every now and then … before going out and drop kicking zombies. He’s one of my current favorite characters,” explained Kirkman.
It should be expected that Paul Rovia will end up taking Rick and company to the Hilltop Colony in the upcoming The Walking Dead episode tonight. In the comics, Jesus also introduces the group to Ezekiel, another character instrumental in the war against Negan and The Saviors, although those events probably will not occur until The Walking Dead Season 7. The question is whether The Walking Dead Season 6 will include any romance between Jesus and Daryl, or if they ever have any such plans at all.
There’s actually plenty of evidence to suggest a Jesus and Daryl romance would need to wait until The Walking Dead Season 7 or later. Assuming Daryl Dixon is bisexual, the second half of The Walking Dead Season 6 will apparently introduce a Walking Dead character named Allison, who is described by Cleveland.com as “a smart, artful and charming psychologist who quickly turns awkward and messy when it comes to her personal life.” This may be disappointing to those still shipping Carol and Daryl, but it’s believed Daryl will form some sort of “awkward” relationship with Allison, which meets one of Reedus’ qualifications.
Unfortunately, like many other secondary characters, Allison may be quite short lived. Back in December of 2015, one of the major Walking Dead spoilers revealed that a very angry Daryl is seen out in the woods during the second half of Season 6.
“I’m gonna do what I should have done. For her,” Daryl says.
In response, Glenn tells him that “she’s gone,” although no one is certain who they are referring to at this point. Some fans speculate that Judith may be the death being referenced. There’s also the possibility that Enid died somewhere along the way, but predicting her death is also impossible since the Enid character was invented for the TV show, just like Daryl. Others think it’s a new love interest for Daryl, who is introduced some time shortly after Episode 9, so it’s likely Daryl’s fling with Allison will not go too far.
Does that mean Jesus has a chance for a make out session in The Walking Dead Season 7? As noted in the beginning, it’s possible Robert Kirkman may have already answered the question. When speaking to People magazine, Kirkman said, “Daryl Dixon is being somewhat asexual on the show.” Since Daryl is a “very introverted character,” it may not make sense for Jesus to hook up with someone described as having no sexual feelings or associations.
Never mind, Kirkman went straight to the point (pun intended).
“I just wanted to make it clear that I was saying that the possibility is there [that Daryl is gay] and I would’ve been fine with it, the network would have been fine with it, but we ultimately didn’t do that. I can make it official – Daryl Dixon is actually straight.”
Do you think The Walking Dead Season 7 or beyond should make Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon gay for Jesus?