There’s a reckoning coming to “The Walking Dead.” While Negan reigned supreme in the first half the zombie drama’s seventh season, Rick and company haven’t given up — especially Daryl Dixon.
“He wants revenge. He’s ready to fight,” Norman Reedus, who portrays the crossbow- wielding badass, told Entertainment Weekly. “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.”
As viewers know, Daryl’s arc in season seven has been no stroll down Easy Street. Instead, it was spent largely stripped, tortured, and left in a dark cell alone with the guilt of his part in Glenn’s brutal murder. “I feel like he spent his time in the hole thinking about Glenn and thinking about Abraham,” Reedus said. “He took it very personal, and felt like it was his fault and he was deserving what he was getting.” Now that Daryl’s been reunited with brother from another mother Rick and the rest of their family, he’s ready to fight back. “Now he’s ready to get revenge. He’s ready to go kill everybody.”
Reedus also spoke on Negan’s power status within the show. “I think you’re going to start to see a little fear in that bad guy’s eyes. He’s been walking tall long enough wielding his little toy bat around. Time to bring that guy down a notch.” A sentiment most fans will probably agree with.
Asked to describe the next eight episodes of TWD, Reedus kept it short and sweet: “It’s going to be consistently loud.”
Airing Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT on AMC, “The Walking Dead” stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Chandler Riggs as Carl Grimes, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon, Melissa McBride as Carol Peleteir, Lauren Cohan as Maggie Green, Danai Gurira as Michonne and more.
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