twd 1x03

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Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon | Season One Redneck Daryl 

TWD 1x03, “Tell it to the Frogs.”

Friendly Reminder: This is what Rick saw when Shane was trying to convince Rick not to go back for Merle. Although Daryl was a wild card, Rick couldn’t turn away from the fact that he too knew all too well what it was like not to know if your family was dead or alive. 

Daryl holds himself together as best he can after learning the news about Merle, just as Rick tried to do when he went home to an empty house. But Rick knows exactly the pain Daryl is going through right in this moment and it ultimately helps him decide to help Daryl try and rescue his brother. 

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RICK GRIMES IN EVERY EPISODE 1.03 tell it to the frogs
   ↳ “I felt like I’d been ripped out of my life and put somewhere else. For a while I thought I was trapped in some coma dream, something I might not wake up from ever.”

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Think about it, Mom. Everything that’s happened to him so far— nothing’s killed him yet.