Listen… If Scott Milhouse Gimple wanted to mess with us and troll, he could have done something way more subtle. He could have made sure Daryl’s flashes were more similar to Eugene’s and Rosita’s, by showing him thinking of various people and insinuating that he does not have a love interest. If Daryl had of thought of Rick (his “brother”) and Carol, that would have left things far more ambiguous. That would have been trolling.
instead Daryl’s flashes were very reminiscent of Glenn’s and Rick’s
and Michonne’s and Maggie’s. That was insinuating that he does
indeed have a love interest – Carol – and that was not an
accident. Gimple was in charge of what went into the trailer
with the quality of it he probably made it himself) he knew what he
was doing when he made virtually all of Daryl’s flashes revolve
around Carol. And by doing that, he did not make anything
ambiguous. He made canon that Carol is so important to Daryl, and
he loves her so much, that he uses his “dying” moments thinking
about her. That’s not trolling, that is
making a point.