Will Daryl ever find love on The Walking Dead? And if he does, will it be with either Carol or Beth?
It's a question that has divided many Walking Dead fans, with some wanting Daryl to hook up with Carol, while others are very much Team Beth.
However it seems that both groups are set to be disappointed after The Walking Dead producer Gale Anne Hurd admitted there would be no romance for Mr Dixon in Season 5, well at least not early on:
Daryl's interesting because there are the people who want him to hook up with Carol, there are the people who want him to hook up with Beth, there are the people who never wanted him to hook up because he's got to save himself for them. Regardless of what we do, I don't think we're ever going to make anyone happy.
One of the staples of TV is the unrequited love affair. Audiences get hooked on the will they/won't they aspect of the relationship, tuning in every week to see if the star-crossed lovers will finally get it on. It's one of the reasons the X-Files was so successful - well that and all the alien conspiracy theories/truth is out there stuff.
For a couple of seasons everyone thought Daryl and Carol were going to find love. I mean, who can forget the moment when he rescued her in the prison and carried her out "Officer and a Gentleman"-style.
But over the course of the second half of Season 4, Daryl grew a lot closer to Beth. So much so that when she sang to him while he lay resting in a coffin, no one thought that was weird at all.
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