Walking Dead star Norman Reedus said in a recent interview that the most recent episode of the show may have cut off at the end before the audience could see with their own two eyes what happened, but that it’s not a repeat of that infamous episode in which Glenn appeared to be attacked by a horde of walkers but was actually underneath the real victim.
Caution: There are spoilers ahead.
Reedus, of course, can’t talk about the fate of his character, Daryl, or that of any of his Walking Dead castmates, but he did say that Daryl definitely shed some blood at the end of Sunday night’s episode. Given the fact that showrunners have a history of not resolving some of the stories during the season finale, which is coming up, fans are worried that they’ll be left hanging without knowing what actually happened to Daryl. But Reedus says it will be “mentioned” in the final episode.
“Dwight definitely shoots him…I think somebody will mention it at some point. But he definitely gets shot. You’re definitely seeing exactly what happened,” Reedus said of his fate.
Reedus admitted that the show’s storylines are shot in such a way that the audience is always thrown off, especially when an episode ends without showing exactly what happened. That got Walking Dead showrunners caught up in controversy earlier this season, when they seemingly killed Glenn off but ended the scene so ambivalently that it was impossible to know for sure. Viewers took to social media immediately to vent over the episode and concoct theories as to why Glenn must be dead/alive. But this time, Reedus says, we should be worried.
“You should be very worried about Daryl. At the end of the episode, there’s a comment that Dwight makes, and we’re really good about throwing you off base. That comment might not even be to Daryl. It could be to Rosita — or to anybody there. Or it could be to something that some scuffle that happens directly afterward. Do you trust that guy? Anyone automatically assuming that’s the obvious play is trusting words that come out of that guy’s mouth and we’re really good at throwing you for a loop. So… food for thought,” Norman said.
While no one wants Daryl to be the next to die, it’s true that Reedus is getting his own show on AMC soon, which means it won’t be much of a surprise if he takes his leave. The show will debut sometime this year and will feature Norman crossing the country on his motorcycle to find out more about the history of the vehicle and why some people are so devoted to them.
In the meantime, he’s keeping up with his fans on social media and attending cons, where some of the more overzealous Walking Dead enthusiasts tend to get a little too close. According to People, Reedus was at a con in December when a fan took it upon herself to bite him on the chest. While Reedus assured fans later that he was fine and laughed it off, the woman didn’t fare as well; she was promptly asked to leave and is now banned from the convention in future years, as well as any that Reedus attends.
“Finally got to meet the love of my life, and get banned from the rest of CON and lose two more $100 photo ops with him because I lost my mind…Got so excited standing beside him… & just turned my head and bit him! I don’t know what came over me. It wasn’t my intention to hurt him. I’m sorry Norman!” the woman wrote on social media.
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