Did I mention how lovely I found it that Daryl started out so grumpy and out of sorts at the beginning of this scene. Sitting fixing his arrows, probably having some angry inner dialogue about the carp he’s been getting since he got back. And then of course Carol shows up..
Peeking around the doorway all cutely at him at him sitting there in a mood. Probably the only person that could’ve walked in the room at that moment and not gotten a dirty look.
But how could he be mad I mean look at her, looking all pretty and sweet with that flowered shirt on, and quiet welcome back. I mean he’s still not in a great mood but Carol brought her sunshine in and it’s improving by the minute. As much as he WANTS to stay in that bad mood its almost impossible..
And when Carol reminds him that he’s the one that found her, well we get cute, sweet little smile he seems to save for her.
I mean how adorable is this? He takes in the intake of breath as he smiles, as if recalling that, yes indeed find her alive. And that’s the reason she’s sitting there in front of him now. So hey yeah there’s something good here, in this place they are now calling home. And it’s a beautiful woman he adores who thinks he’s pretty awesome too. All that crap dosen’t seem so annoying now with her there looking at him like this..
it was that gorgeous 10 second
eye-fuck stare that made us all make funny noises deep down in our throats. There was so much in that look they shared wasn’t there. A look of love and longing that two more well-adjusted people in a different situation might have acted on. But it dosen’t make it any less beautiful or poignant because of the lack of so-called action, it makes it even more so.
And Carol gives him a little food for thought about the Merle situation ‘He’s your bother but he’s not good for you.” And unlike with others, he dosen’t get angry or defensive over this statement because it dosen’t feel like a criticism coming for her, It just sounds like concern for him. Which is exactly how he takes it. Because like he said ‘she’ll understand..” and she does. She understands him, and within 5 minutes had him more at ease about things.
And she gets him to chuckle..we’re talking an actual Daryl Dixon giggle.
Which is the cutest thing ever. I mean the way he dips his head when he laughs here gets me every time . It’s like he’s not used to doing this a lot and it’s sort of a shy thing, like a kid would do in front of his crush. It’s so precious and you can tell Carol thinks so too.
Such an adorable dork, he gives me life :)
It is still one of my favorite scenes and one I could watch over and over again. Because it just pleases me to think of how shitty of a mood he was in at first and how he ends up giggling by the end of it. All because of Carol. and her beautiful smile.
Goodnight and Caryl on everyone :D