‘The Walking Dead’ Creator Robert Kirkman Thinks Daryl and Beth Romance Has ‘Slim Chance’

The Walking Dead‘s Robert Kirkman shared his feelings with Entertainment Weekly on the much-hyped romance between Daryl Dixon and Beth Greene. And for “Beryl” shippers everywhere, his outlook on the prospect of the pair getting together does not look good. Kirkman told EW:

“They’re growing close, just as anyone who is stuck in that situation would grow close. Now whether or not that is going to evolve into a romantic relationship remains to be seen. They’ve already been separated, so my hopes for that to happen are pretty low. There’s a pretty slim chance of that relationship coming together and it continues the narrative of poor old Daryl is unlucky in love.”

For Walking Dead fans everywhere, specifically “Bethyl” shippers, this does not bode well. For those not aware of what the term “shippers” refers to, Urban Dictionary lends us an explanation:

“The term “shipper” comes from supporting a ship. To ship something means a person wants two characters to get together and/or shows support for two characters already together,” the site says. In The Walking Dead‘s case, the ship refers to Daryl Dixon, played by Norman Reedus and Beth Greene, played by Emily Kinney. Urban Dictionary also provides the origin of the term:

“The term ‘ship’ came from the X-Files fandom, when fanfics were written about Mulder and Scully. The fans then called themselves shippers. It quickly spread and is now the title a person gives themselves if they believe two characters should or will be together.”

Besides the Daryl Dixon and Beth Greene relationship, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman also spoke at length regarding this week’s episode. As previously reported by Inquisitr, Kirkman described Sunday’s episode, titled The Grove in very ominous terms:

“I would say this is a big one. It’s definitely one that people are going to remember and it’s definitely one people are going to talk about. If there is one episode of The Walking Dead that you absolutely had to watch this season, it would be this one.”

He added: “It’s going to be a big episode. We’re going to catch a lot of people off guard.” Usually when an episode of The Walking Dead is mentioned in these kind of terms, it generally means a character is about to die. And by the looks of the promos for The Grove, it could be Lizzie, one of the children survivors.

In fact, brought up a conversation they’d had previously with the show’s star Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes. He told EW that “he could not believe you guys were actually doing what you were doing.” When asked if this episode of The Walking Dead is that episode, Robert Kirkman bluntly replied: “That would definitely be this episode.”