Will Daryl Dixon Get a Love Interest on The Walking Dead Season 4?
When is Daryl gonna get some on The Walking Dead? It does seem strange that Shane had a couple of different, um, encounters; Rick had Lori; Glenn has Maggie; and even The Governor had some romantic action, but Daryl Dixon — not exactly a bad-looking dude — is basically a monk in the zombie apocalypse.
Yes, there's Carol (Melissa McBride), but beyond Carol asking if he wanted to screw around on the Season 3 premiere — and Daryl failing to follow-up on the flirtation — he's had nothing. Norman Reedus has said Carol would need to make the first move on Daryl, but now that Season 4 is going to bring a bunch of new Woodbury people into the close quarters of the prison, will anyone in that group notice the hot guy with the crossbow?
Comic book writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman had a Q&A on AMC's website, and a fan (Johnny Zimmerman) asked about Daryl's love life.
Q: I find it hard to believe the most badass dude in the zombie apocalypse is the only guy not getting laid! Will Daryl ever have a love interest? Kirkman: "Never say never! I think that it could happen eventually. I wouldn't want to spoil anything, but Daryl is a complex character and he's really got a lot of emotional hurdles to get over in his life. It is kind of odd that we haven't seen him in that kind of romantic light, but I think that adds a layer to the character that makes him a little more mysterious and a little cooler. But I wouldn't rule out some kind of love interest for him in the future."
Caryl shippers would like to see Carol and Daryl together, but Tyreese is also in the mix at this point. In the comics — where the character of Daryl Dixon does not exist — Carol and Tyreese got romantic (and he also got romantic with Michonne). Maybe Carol can flirt with Tyreese and make Daryl jealous, prompting Daryl to make his own move. Or maybe Tyreese's sister Sasha will flirt with Daryl to make Carol jealous. Or is all of this just crazy soap opera shipper talk?
Romance for Daryl: Yes or no? If yes, with whom — Carol, someone else we know, or someone totally new? (For the record, we vote for Rick. They have the best chemistry!)