‘The Walking Dead’ Spoilers Spark Gay Daryl Dixon Speculation, Norman Reedus Shares Character Tease

The Walking Dead Fans Freak Out Over Daryl Dixon's New Friendship

Norman Reedus recently revealed that someone isn’t who they seem to be on The Walking Dead, and some fans were surprised when they learned about the company that Daryl Dixon will be keeping during the next episode of the show. Be forewarned that spoilers lay ahead before you read any further.

Daryl Dixon is having a hard time making new friends in Alexandria, and he’s doing everything he can to avoid fitting in — he’s gutting possums on the porch, refusing to shower, and giving Carol disapproving looks for wearing cardigans. However, one Alexandria resident will find a way to bond with Rick’s right-hand man, and some fans of The Walking Dead were upset when they learned who Daryl Dixon will be getting closer to.

The Spoiling Dead Fans recently shared a few spoilers for tomorrow’s episode of The Walking Dead (“Forget”), and one of the most surprising spoilers involves Aaron and Daryl. The Inquisitr previously shared a Walking Dead promo that shows an angry Daryl Dixon confronting Aaron in the woods after discovering that the Alexandria recruiter is following him. It’s understandable that Daryl automatically assumes Aaron is spying on him for some nefarious reason, but it turns out that the recruiter is just interested in offering him a very important job. You can read the Spoiling Dead Fans’ description of Aaron and Daryl’s budding bromance below.

“Towards the end of the episode, Aaron invites Daryl into his house for some dinner. He then shows him his garage that is full of old motorcycle parts. He tells him that his job is replacing Eric as a recruiter saying he knows how to take care of himself and that he knows the good people from bad. Daryl starts to take a liking to Aaron.”

This juicy bit of information has some fans wondering whether Daryl Dixon will become romantically interested in Aaron, the first openly gay character on The Walking Dead. As the Inquisitr recently reported, Norman Reedus did say that he would “rock that story” if the powers-that-be decided to give Daryl a same-sex love interest. However, on the Spoiling Dead Fans page, some fans were quick to point out that straight guys can have gay friends.

“No he isn’t gay,” one fan wrote. “TWD will LOVE the buzz and publicity that will come out of this, though. Gay men ARE allowed to have straight friends, aren’t they? LOL.”

“You cannot turn gay from hanging out with a gay guy, but it wouldn’t matter if he were gay,” another mused.

A few commenters also responded to complaints about the possibility of Daryl Dixon finding Aaron attractive.

“It makes me SAD to see so many negative ‘gay’ comments about the possibility of Daryl being gay,” one thoughtful fan wrote. “First of all the spirit and premise of this show is the fact that there is a GROUP of survivors who are from all walks of life, backgrounds, beliefs all working together to live through this ZA. They are a FAMILY… So what if Daryl is Gay or Asexual or whatever… does it take from him being a bad ass and important member of the group?”

However, it’s highly unlikely that Daryl Dixon is interested in stealing Aaron from Eric — he probably just wants access to the recruiter’s sweet stockpile of motorcycle parts. Entertainment Weekly recently shared a behind-the-scenes photo from the Walking Dead set that shows Norman Reedus with a new ride between his legs, so it looks like his friendship with Aaron will be a fruitful one. But as far as a love connection goes, it’s just not going to happen. As the Huffington Post pointed out, Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has already stated that Daryl Dixon is straight.

After all that he’s lost, Dixon definitely needs a new friend. However, it’s possible that Aaron is going to shock Walking Dead fans by morphing into a villain before the end of Season 5. During a recent interview with ET Online, Norman Reedus revealed that one Alexandria resident is harboring a secret.

“There’s something that’s going to happen — and I can’t tell you what it is — but somebody turns out to be not who you think they are, and it’s an interesting turn of events,” Reedus said.

It’s important to point out that Norman didn’t specify what episode this character reveal will take place in, and he didn’t drop any additional hints about who it might be. Perhaps Carl’s silent crush Enid is more dangerous than she appears to be — she could be a spy who is sneaking out of Alexandria to report to a bunch of baddies (the Wolves?) who want to take the town. It’s also possible that community leader Deanna has a dark side, or maybe Rick’s new love interest Jessie will turn out to be completely psychotic.

The Walking Dead airs Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on AMC. Are you hoping that Daryl and Aaron will become best bros forever after tomorrow night’s episode?

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