Y’all joke about how their names rhyme but Carol was a character on the comic while Daryl was created for the show and their names just happen to rhyme? Coincidence? I don’t think so. NR talked about a storyline where they knew each other from high school?? They were made for each other,obviously. Star-crossed lovers.
Shut up,I make perfect sense.
I just need everyone to understand that on the first drafts of Carol and Daryl they were supposed to be a epic romance and yeah sure NR said he fought against it on s2 that cause everyone was hooking up. But think about it for real,ship-feels aside. Like both s1&2 were like…A couple of months? And Carol lost both Ed and Sophia,sure,Ed was a asshole but Carol probably learned like unhealthy patterns being on a abusive relationship and she was grieving? Do you think she saw herself as a potential romantic/sex partner for anyone? Of course not. Of course she wasn’t thinking of Daryl like that specially with his “immature” sort of asshole sort of angry behaviour as she expressed in much nicer ways. Like of course we all love asshole,season2! Daryl but was he 100% ready for a relationship? Of course not. It doesn’t make sense to use season2 quotes to support Caryl not happening cause they’re old quotes and Caryl are pretty much other people now. AND LIKE TPTB GAVE THEM A BOTTLE EPISODE TO SHOW HOW MUCH THEY CHANGED BUT THEIR LOVE WAS UNCONDITIONAL!! Literally. Well more than a bottle episodes,2 episodes if you count the fact Daryl followed Carol like a lost puppy during Strangers too while telling Carol “we get to start over” almost stumbling into Shane rubbing his head territory with how much he repeated over and over he loved Carol no matter what…I mean,that they get to start over and leave the past behind.
NR had a point y’all of course they couldn’t hook up on s2. Also their love wouldn’t be as epic to me if they were just something using the other for comfort? Like not bashing Gle*ggie but Caryl just aren’t like that? And NR was right they already had plenty of that. Sure some fell in love later,some didn’t but most couples were either already married or hooking up for comfort.
It just makes perfect sense they’re a slow-burn and I’m leaning more and more towards them happening. It doesn’t matter what awful things happen it’s always Carol and Daryl there for each other it’s always Carol and Daryl they make a big deal out of separating and reuniting. Of course they occasionally get comfort or hope or encouraging words from other people(I think that’s a good thing about them actually. They have storylines separated from each other and that’s good cause they don’t become “boring” or predictable!). At the end they always make their way back to each other,saving each other and comforting each other. It may not be canon yet but it’s fucking epic. ❤