Did Daryl love Beth?

No. I mean, Daryl loved Beth as much as he loved Sophia. There wasn’t a romantic relationship there, in my opinion. I think that there was a camaraderie, there was a friendship, there was an understanding, but, it’s not like there was this great romance that didn’t happen because she died.

She was very young. He maybe fell in love with her the way someone can become a surrogate father or surrogate older brother. They had a tremendous connection, but not everything has to be a romantic relationship.

—  March 15, 2015 - Robert Kirkman - Wall Street Journal