Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead is as tough as they come, but the actor who plays him, Norman Reedus, reveals he got very emotional while filming a certain scene for Season 6, Episode 15.
The scene in question was one in which Glenn Rhee, Michonne, and Rosita Espinosa are trying to convince Daryl, who has left Alexandria to find and kill Dwight in order to avenge Denise’s death, to come home.
Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Talks About That Cliffhanger Ending, Teases ‘Most Hardcore Finale Ever’
In the closing seconds of Sunday’s penultimate Season 6 episode, Dwight aimed his pistol at Daryl and pulled the trigger — the blood splatter on the camera lens serving as grim confirmation that the bullet reached its intended target.
But is Daryl dead? We phoned Norman Reedus and kindly asked him to put our minds at ease. Sadly, he only made things worse.
A recurring theme on The Walking Dead this season has been the question of whether to kill. Is it better to shoot first and ensure survival through force, or show mercy and hope that mercy is shown to you in return?