The Walking Dead returned tonight to rescue Daryl and Merle from their mid-season cliffhanger, but the fan favorite and his not so likable brother were out on their own in no time at all after Rick refused to allow the family reunion to continue within the walls of The Prison.
No doubt one of the biggest questions fans have is what will become of the brother’s Dixon? We’ve watch Daryl grow away from the shadow of his bigoted older sibling, so an arc that takes him into the heart of darkness with his brother to finish the exorcism on his own terms seems almost poetic. In this clip from next week’s episode, we can see those forces whipping around Daryl’s aura. Merle continues to hack away at any sign of the group’s influence, while Daryl toys with the doomed concept of somehow being able to have it all. We know it’s not going to end that way, and I for one can’t wait to see how The Walking Dead braintrust resolves this little story nugget.