It’s a good thing we loved Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) from the moment we met him back on Season 1 of The Walking Dead, because Norman says in this Sunday’s Season 4, Episode 12 “Still”, our Daryl regresses to his early apocalypse days filled with shame and questionable behavior.
The Wall Street Journal LIVE chatted with Norman recently and teased that the March 2 installment of TWD — which will follow Daryl and Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) — contains a “big development for Daryl Dixon.” Color us intrigued!
When asked about “Still,” Norman started off by outlining how his on-screen persona has changed throughout the seasons. “He’s a much different character than he was in the beginning, all the characters are much different. But I’ve always tried to play him like he had his back up against the wall, that’s his reason for fighting,” the 45-year-old actor began. “Once his brother was out of the picture he sort of got the opportunity to find a new sense of self-worth through these other people.”
But despite all of the growth Daryl has seen thus far, Norman warns us that he’ll be back to his Season 1 self come Sunday night. Uh-oh… ”Having that stripped away now where we’re at in the show he’s back to square one, he’s back to ferral, upset Daryl.”
However, Norman also said earlier this week that Beth acts as a “candle in the darkness” for Daryl, which suggests he won’t be his despondent, pre-apocalyptic self for long. “The episode coming up is a great study in character development for both of those characters because you see them go full circle. It’s a very interesting episode,” Norman concluded.
Are you ready to see how Beth helps Daryl through this difficult time in Season 4, Episode 12: “Still”? Check out the video above and tell us what you think!
The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.