Forgive me if I’m wrong, but having him lose the prison and everyone in it — basically shut down until Beth literally had to force him to burn it down… THAT is a descend into darkness and heal into hope, narrative. So, having him lose Beth, then descend yet again — and then obviously he’ll heal and rise back up — IT’S A REPEAT.
Why is that cool? Why is that interesting? Have we never seen Daryl go dark? The man has only known dark, except for his time with Beth.
I’m sorry, I’m just wow.