The moment Daryl immediately tries to run to Caryl after she is hit by the car in Consumed always breaks my heart and of course we all love "if she gets hit by lightning" from 7:10 but... if you had to pick out other favourite 'protective ' Daryl scenes what would they be? He'll always be her man of honour after all!
Oh Nomy protective Daryl is my favorite so I would have a hard time picking just one. I mean I love the time when he came at Rick in the scene where Rick told him to him about kicking Carol out…
Rick backed the FUCK up when Daryl did that finger thing..
Or the time when the walker was about to chomp on Carol..
Can’t touch that..
But if I had to choose it would be the ones you mentioned because hot-damn was that man all about it
I mean think about how he just automatically reacted without thought, and Noah had all he could to hold him back in the scene in Consumed..
I mean he was so focused and hell bent on getting to her Noah’s lucky his arm didn’t get ripped out. Cause all Daryl saw was Carol and badly need to protect her at that point. (and Norman was so into this scene he actually got hurt filming it so there you go). I mean the way he screamed ‘let go of me!” to that little whimper when he had to let her go, it was so beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time.
Just look at his face there, it was all over him, all he could think about was getting to her.
And then when have 7x10 and this lovely scene in which we see Daryl’s face get more and more set the more Richard talks (into an early grave if he wasn’t careful)
I mean the death stare when it comes to Carol and causing harm to her, Richard should’ve stopped talking right there.. but he didn’t..
And look at how much bigger Richard is compared to Daryl
But he still manages to pin him down and beat the ever loving fuck out of him for merely threatening to hurt Carol. Daryl means business here and had the upper hand for a good part of the fight because it was about protecting HER. No one hurts Carol.
I mean the only reason Richard was able to get away from our beautiful, over protective redneck was because he hit him with a rock otherwise he’d be a bloody mess on the ground.
But we would not have gotten to hear the beautiful threat made that made it absolutely clear that you do not even look with ill-intentions in Carol’s direction. Watch out of thunderstorms in the area while your at it.
And lets not forget the ultimate protection of killing problematic walkers for her and lying to keep her happy for just a little longer. And all the other times he was looking out for her best interest, not physically but emotionally as well.
So yeah if I absolutely had to choose it would all of 7x10 and the way he spent that whole episode protecting her. And I have never loved more than I do for that protectiveness of his girl that he, and Normans acting, made plainly obvious.
Daryl Dixon will do anything to protect Carol Pelletier and if that doesn’t scream love I don’t know what does.
(gifs by @oohhshiny and others)