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The Walking Dead Season 3 Spoilers: Norman Reedus Teases “Conflict” Between Merle and Daryl Dixon

How's it gonna be for the Dixon boys?

Other than a little hallucination of his own, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) hasn't seen his older brother Merle (Michael Rooker) since some time before Merle went into Atlanta with Shane's old group on The Walking Dead Season 1. That group ran into Rick (Andrew Lincoln), and Rick chained Merle to the roof. By the time Daryl went back for Merle, only part of Merle's arm remained.

Fast forward two seasons and Merle is now torturing Glenn (and possibly Maggie) to get the location of the prison, so he can be reunited with his brother. But Daryl is good friends with Glenn and Maggie, so he's probably not going to look too kindly on his brother abducting them, and punching Glenn in the face till he's bloody. Plus, Merle has tried to kill Michonne, who teams up with Daryl and the prison group on this Sunday's Season 3, Episode 7, "When the Dead Come Knocking."

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Daryl and Merle have both changed, in different directions. Daryl is Rick's man. He’s great with babies and knows just how to save a lady from a closet. Merle is The Governor's man. He’s even more ruthless and still doesn’t know how to do anything but abduct women or call them “Blondie.” How are they going to be together, whenever we see their reunion?

"Now that Merle is gone, it's the first time that Daryl is turning into something that Merle was afraid he was going to become: Daryl is becoming his own man," Norman Reedus told The Hollywood Reporter. "When the brothers are reunited, certain things happen and that will be the struggle: Does Daryl want to be like Merle anymore? It's a different world and there are no second chances and that causes conflict on both sides."

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Do you think Daryl will choose to stand by Rick? And how do you feel about Merle? Crazy redneck or loving, misunderstood brother?

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Source: Hollywood Reporter

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11.20.2012 / 11:41 PM EDT by Gina Carbone
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