Spoilers from the latest episode of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon will be discussed herein.
The latest episode of The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon featured the return of a fan favourite character from the parent series – Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), or more to the point, her voice over a radio. A teasing communique further revealed that someone or something “came back.”
In a frustrating twist, the radio cuts out before Carol can relay any further information – a significant story development that could be alluding to the return of Rick Grimes – who we know will return for a spin-off series. David Zabel, the showrunner behind Daryl Dixon, shut down the inevitable Rick rumours from circulating online. The revelation, Zabel says, would not be what “the audience expects or anticipates, if they’re anticipating something.”
Still, we can dream.
McBride exited the Daryl Dixon series since shooting would take place overseas, before Reedus suggested that his co-star would eventually reunite with the archer in the series – indicating his radio conversation with his apocalyptic bestie is setting up the inevitable reconciliation.
“We were always excited with any ways that we could kind of kiss up to the legacy show, to the franchise, and to the history of the characters,” David Zabel explained to Entertainment Weekly.
“This was obviously a very exciting way, because it was the first time in our show where he had actual real-life literal contact with the world that he was stranded from, and with ostensibly a character who’s as close to him as anybody. So it was an exciting way to send out a life raft, so to speak, and connect him to what everybody knows about his past in the United States.”
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is available on AMC and AMC+. The series stars Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Clémence Poésy, Adam Nagaitis, Romain Levi, Laika Blanc Francard, Anne Charrier, Louis Puech Scigliuzzi, and Eriq Ebouaney.