A painful level of overkill that would be echoed by him a few seasons later. The moment being what it was. A liberation in a way from years of abuse. And it always struck me how he almost seems to recognize it. It Knowing what we know now he probably did.
the way he’s watching her, this small woman wielding an ax and freeing herself in a very real way from the man ruled her life for so long. Even as a man he can relate to the situation. He doesn’t know her that well but he’s gotta admire her strength to be able to do it. What it must’ve took.
Its an early moment, and it passes rather fast but you look at it now and realize that Daryl passed her the instrument she used to free herself from Ed’s reign completely and would become someone very important to her.
A man she loves who, unlike that pathetic excuse for a man she was married to, would fight to protect her rather that ever injure her himself. Someone who understood and could relate to what it was like to be held down and hurt by someone who was supposed to love you.
He might not have known her well in that moment but he helped in a small way that would echo even now, years later.
Damn I should go back and watch that. The beginning of the beautiful thing that is Caryl :)
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