I can’t even believe it!! I haven’t been this happy in so long!!
What a BEAUTIFUL night for Caryl and what VALIDATION of their love! There were just so many scenes, and just SO MUCH. SO MUCH detail that went into every quote and motion and nuance, from Daryl’s “She gets hurt; she dies; she catches a fever; she gets taken out by a walker; she gets hit by lightning—anything. Anything happens to her, I’ll kill you.” To Caryl inviting him in after rejecting Ezekiel and the crying, and the hug (BOTH OF THEM). PLUS the fact that Carol is 100% honest with Daryl no hesitation and no front–JUST UGH.
LOOK ME IN THE EYE AND TELL ME THESE TWO AREN’T IN LOVE? LOOK ME IN THE EYE AND TELL ME THEY HAVE A SIBLING/PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP? YOU GON’ CATCH THESE HANDS ONE MO TIME.
I was honestly keep a sort of reserved space for myself, because we do tend to get too excited about spoilers, and premiers and there’s a lot of speculation so I was figuring maybe it was going to be a small scene but NO. They knew what they were doing, they knew what they were going for. This was 100% Caryl. Nothing else. Even Carol’s tiny ‘shut up’ to Daryl’s joke was amazing, because even with everything he’s hiding and she’s fearing, they can still joke around with each other and he tries to get her in a good mood, and in a safe place because he doesn’t want her to be consumed (wink) by the bleakness.
I’m going to rewatch this episode, which is so rare for me because I haven’t rewatched a single ep in TWD ever, but I’m on a high.