When we last saw Daryl Dixon he had escaped the Saviors with Jesus and was safe at the Hilltop. We all cried a little when he reunited with his family from Alexandria, it was touching. So how will all of this shape him in the remaining episodes of season 7?
Norman Reedus sat down with EW to talk about Daryl’s emotional state in season 7b. “He wants revenge,” says Reedus. “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.”
He was subjected to torture and humiliation at the hands of his captors at the Sanctuary. “I feel like he spent his time in the hole thinking about Glenn and thinking about Abraham,” says Reedus. “He took it very personal, and felt like it was his fault and he was deserving what he was getting.” “Now he’s ready to get revenge. He’s ready to go kill everybody.”
He also teased how Negan will view Rick and the gang in the back eight episodes. “I think you’re going to start to see a little fear in that bad guy’s eyes,” he says. “He’s been walking tall long enough wielding his little toy bat around. Time to bring that guy down a notch.”
So what else does Norman say about this season? “It’s going to be consistently loud” and “there are a bunch of groups, and like everything on this show, everything comes to a head eventually,” Reedus said. “There are definitely scenes shot that are as epic and as large.”
“It’s crazy.” Bring on the crazy, we’re ready for it! The Walking Dead premieres February 12, 2017 at 9pm EST on AMC.
Be sure to check out the latest images released for season 7b.