I read a comment where someone said that Daryl and Carol were more intimate than Daryl and Beth, because Daryl walks around with an arm around Carol in the premiere of Season 4 and is constantly touching her. I’m pretty observant and I don’t remember that. Anyway, it got me thinking about Daryl’s physical contact with others in general. So, I thought it’d be interesting to explore every instance since season 1. It was a bigger undertaking than I expected, but here it is! God, I hope you guys like this, it took forever.
Here are the criteria I looked for:
1) Only instances where Daryl is directly, physically touching someone or they are directly touching him. (I know there are instances people may argue over, and if I come across one, I will note it in parenthesis under the episode.) 2) I will present the occurrence in the exact context it was shown. 3) Only including physical interaction between Daryl and his group. So no Vatos, no Randall, no walkers, no nameless Woodbury people, no Termites, and no Joe/Claimers. 4) I will not list any episodes where Daryl is not featured (what would be the point?). 5) I WILL include episodes where Daryl is featured, but there was NO direct physical contact made. This way you can watch for yourselves and see if I missed something. Mind you, I was very meticulous. 6) I know Daryl conveys a lot with his eyes, but since the issue was physical contact, that’s all we’re focusing on. I’m make a huge pro-Bethyl point in the process. Trust in me.
Click “Read More” to see the full breakdown of where Daryl’s hands have been.
Alright, a follow up to my previous analysis of Rick’s obsession with Jessie, which contests that Jessie’s character in the show is also a spin on the telephone Rick uses at Alexandria to communicate to his dead wife Lori.
(under the “read more”; be warned: icky Jessie/Rick screen shots, but I promise it’s necessary to make a point)
Daryl going all Terminator on the walkers on the bridge!
That scene with Daryl and Merle in the woods, OH MA BEAUTIFUL REDNECK BOY!!!!!!!!
Then as if all the Daryl feels in this ep wasn’t enought they bloody attacked the Prison!!!!!! Poor Axel got blown away and that bastard Governor crashes a walker filled truck through the fences and everyone is getting shot at and Ricks all crazy over by the pond and then Daryl and Merle come to the rescue and I’m just watching the whole time like ……….
Fucking hell I love this show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!