This week’s episode of The Walking Dead ended with quite the cliffhanger. After a series of irresponsible decisions, Glenn and Michonne ended up being captured by Dwight and his gang of Saviors. As Daryl and Rosita attempt a rescue, Dwight comes up behind Daryl and shoots him in the back.
Walking Dead fans, some of whom consider themselves more Daryl fans than fans of the show, were not impressed. But a lot of them are holding on to hope that the bloody shot that hit Dixon was just a flesh wound. Many are even going so far as to suggest this early injury could be a sign Daryl won’t be the one to die in The Walking Dead‘s annual season finale death lottery.
But according to Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl on the show, we shouldn’t assume we know what’s up. He could already be dead. At the very least, he’s still in some serious danger. The one thing he was clear on? This is no Glenn dumpster situation.
“He definitely gets shot,” Reedus told the Hollywood Reporter. “You should be very worried about Daryl.”
“At the end of the episode, there’s a comment that Dwight makes [“You’ll be alright”] — and we’re really good about throwing you off base,” he said. “That comment might not even be to Daryl. It could be to Rosita — or to anybody there. Or it could be to [someone in] some scuffle that happens directly afterward. Do you trust that guy? Anyone automatically assuming that’s the obvious play is trusting words that come out of that guy’s mouth, and we’re really good at throwing you for a loop.
“So … food for thought.”
Food for thought indeed. But it’s worth pointing out that Norman Reedus loves to troll fans, leaving them wondering whether he’ll live or die on the show. The big 90-minute season finale goes down next weekend on April 3. We’ll see what happens then — or not. Regardless, I’m sure there will be a bunch of Walking Dead fans freaking out.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)