The Walking Dead season seven opened with the brutal deaths of two fan favorite characters at the hands of the sinister Negan. One of the those deaths could be attributed to the actions of Daryl Dixon, whose attempt to fight Negan resulted in the leader of the Saviors bludgeoning Glenn Rhee to death. After he was taken hostage by the Saviors and subjected to unusual forms of physical and physiological torture, Daryl escaped with the help of Jesus and reunited with Rick and company as the group prepared to take on the Saviors. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Norman Reedus discussed Daryl’s mental state now that Rick’s group is prepared to fight back against Negan.
Reedus explained what Daryl was thinking when he reunited with Rick’s group at the end of the mid-season finale.
“He wants revenge. He’s ready to fight. When he goes back in that last episode and hands Rick back his stuff, it was like, ‘Let’s go! Let’s go beat this guy up. Let’s go take what’s ours and fight this monster.’ So, you know, he’s in kill mode.”
Reedus discussed Daryl’s state of mind during his time as a prisoner.
“I feel like he spent his time in the hole thinking about Glenn and thinking about Abraham. He took it very personal, and felt like it was his fault and he was deserving what he was getting.”
According to Reedus, Daryl has now moved his thoughts from guilt to vengeance.
“Now he’s ready to get revenge. He’s ready to go kill everybody.”
An angry and vengeful Daryl may just be what the group needs if the feud with the Saviors is as intense as Norman Reedus previously hinted. Are you excited to see how Daryl’s plan unfolds?
The Walking Dead returns with new episodes on February 12, 2017 on AMC.
Source: Entertainment Weekly