Now that Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) and Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) have been successfully reunited, we’re turning our sights to another (potential) pairing on The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Beth Greene (Emily Kinney). In the spirit of full disclosure, we’ve had a hard time keeping up with the future of Beryl. One second comic book creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman is putting the kibosh on their relationship — “I definitely wouldn’t read things to be too romantic” — he said last month, and the next thing we know we’re hearing a different tune.
Now that Season 4 is officially over (and we still haven’t seen any signs of B) Robert is talking about what Season 5 could have in store for for Daryl and Beth, assuming we catch up with her at some point. When TVLine asked the TWD mastermind if Daryl has developed “more than brotherly feelings” for Beth, Robert dished, “It’s possible. Daryl is very protective and he’s formed very strong bonds with a lot of characters, Carol included. And now Beth.”
Still, we get the impression that Robert just loves to keep us guessing. “Whether or not that would eventually grow into a romantic relationship we’re keeping ambiguous, much like the relationship between Daryl and Carol was fairly ambiguous. If Beth ever comes back, hopefully, we’ll find a definitive answer to that.”
We see what you did there RK, but thankfully just yesterday, April 2, TVLine confirmed that Beth will definitely be back for Season 5 (and not just roasting away on the Terminus grill) so that means we will be getting a definitive answer on the future of Beryl one way or another!
Would you like you like to see Daryl and Beth formally couple up, or do you fancy yourself more of a Caryl ‘shipper? Tell us where you stand in the comments below!
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October 2014 on AMC.