Last night’s The Walking Dead focused on Daryl, his dog, and a mysterious woman named Leah. The episode focused on Daryl’s search for Rick but fans’ biggest takeaways were the origin story of dog and the character’s first on-screen romance with Leah.
We leanred about the six years between Rick’s disappearance and the state of affairs of Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus). Actress Lynn Collins was cast to star opposite Reedus in the episode. The episode showed a lengthy several years between the two characters that ended up in romance but also with her character leaving Daryl and dog behind.
The last ten episodes of Season 10 are very narrowed and focused only on a handful of characters. This Daryl episode is as good as it gets. Yes, we do see Carol (Melissa McBride) and a new character, but this is all about Daryl. A highly character-driven episode gives fans the best of everything Reedus and Daryl have to offer.
Collins has made television appearances in True Blood (2008) and Manhunt: Unabomber (2017), and is recognized for her roles in films such as X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) and John Carter (2012). While her character on The Walking Dead remains mysterious, the characters name is Leah.
The episode had fans losing their minds in both good and bad ways. After years of shipping Carol and Daryl (or even Beth or Connie with Daryl), Daryl, in a single episode, cultivates a new romantic relationship with a character introduced in the same episode. We don’t think this is what fans had in mind for Daryl. For years, fans also had theories that Daryl was possibly gay or just not interested in sexual relationships at all. Boy were they wrong!
Check out these reactions below! Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
This wasn’t it, man. Story felt so random and forced. Leah seems pretty cool so far and the acting was great though
— Ja’crispy jay (@Jacrispyjay) March 8, 2021
Carol has an adopted son, Leah also. Carol’s adopted son is dead, Leah’s too. Carol wanted to run away from everything and be alone when her son died, Leah too. Carol woke Daryl with her cry for her daughter, Leah also. Leah catches a fish in the lake, Carol too. What’s happened?
— Caminhando com os mortos (@TComunnity) March 8, 2021
Darryl having a love relationship that no one knew about.. #TheWalkingDead
— Valentina Ⓥ (@ValentinaP333) March 8, 2021
It was…..weird and out of character. And you don’t give ultimatums to people you love. Acting was great but it left me feeling unsettled. The similarities between Carol and Leah were put there for a reason but don’t know why yet. I have hopes but gotta wait and see
— Nina Tamburello (@ninatamburello5) March 8, 2021
The flashback was totally unnecessary and out of place, you guys wasted time being able to exploit the Carol-Daryl relationship in every way, but no, instead you put a story out of thin air and told it so badly that the episode got boring and messy #sorrynotsorry
— ✨ (@EvelynPoc) March 8, 2021
Leah and Daryl belong together. Hope they can reunite if she’s still out there and be a family with Dog!
— Estevan Casas (@EstevanC530) March 8, 2021
This episode was really bad tbh, I always liked Daryl as a loner type of guy who never wanted relationships or at the very least a relationship with Carol. Giving him a relationship with a 1 episode chick is stupid and out of character. The story also moved 0. Waste of an episode
— AloikzX (@YeAleks) March 8, 2021
It was very interesting! Now I know that Daryl is not gay at all! He actually got laid, but it wasn’t from Beth or Carol! I also know too has to why he has such an attitude has well!
— Jason Herberg (@HerbergJason) March 8, 2021
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