With Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) and Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) paired off following the midseason finale, we’ve been wondering if romance was in the air for the pair, who shared a sweet moment in The Walking Dead Season 4 premiere when Daryl comforted Beth after her boyfriend Zach died. Emily recently said that she hopes Beth gets to experience a real, adult  relationship, but it looks like she most definitely won’t be cozying up to Daryl.

Norman and various other members of the TWD cast and crew chatted with TV Guide as they filmed last Sunday’s midseason opener in Georgia last summer, and he put the kibosh on that possibility of romance. “It's a very unlikely duo," he admitted. "They're getting to know each other on a different level, but not romantically. There are definitely lessons ­being taught in both directions.”

We’re kinda glad that Daryl and Beth won’t be swapping spit (Caryl forever!) but we are a bit worried about Daryl and Beth together. Daryl is expected to have a bit of an identity crisis as he is torn between the redneck he was before the apocalypse and the caring leader he morphed into after, and executive producer Robert Kirkman has said Beth is “going to be caught in the crossfire” of his dilemma.

Even though Daryl and Beth won’t be hooking up anytime soon, we still have hope for her sister, Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) and her fiancé Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun). But, as usual, showrunner Scott Gimple keeps us realistic. “Their first order of business will be finding each other,” he reasons.

Despite the “difficult” first half of the season, Scott insists that happiness is on the way, at least in moderation. “There are points in this half of the season that these characters actually do smile," he promises. "It isn't all sunshine and gumdrops, but there is a great deal of stuff that feels hopeful.”

To us, the most hopeful moment from the midseason premiere was when Michonne (Danai Gurira) knocked on the door of  Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) new house, reuniting with the father-son duo. If they can find their way back to each other, then we have hope other characters can do the same!

Do you think we have legitimate reasons to be hopeful as the second half of Season 4 continues, or is Scott just lulling us into a false sense of security? Vote below!

The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

Source: TV Guide