If you’re a die-hard fan of “The Walking Dead,” you may think last season was missing something. Many critics said the show lost its way, but we think it was just missing Daryl Dixon’s awesome crossbow scenes.
Season 7 began with the group at the mercy of Negan and his gang, the Saviors. After a horrific scene that’s too gory to recap, our favorite crossbow archer, Daryl, was taken prisoner by the Saviors. After suffering at the hands of Negan, he escaped, carrying a major chip on his shoulder. Daryl, Rick and the gang immediately started plotting an attack against the Saviors.
The group teamed with some new friends, who end up double-crossing them. They ended right back where they started – at the mercy of Negan. But this time they were saved by the Kingdom and the Hilltop Militia, which sets up an epic war for season 8.
If you thought last season lacked action, Season 8 will not disappoint. Right from the start it’s all-out war. Daryl is back with his crossbow in hand, and some are speculating this war will last all season.
After last season’s shocking string of deaths, everyone is wondering who might die next. We’re sure it’s not Rick, because he’s too important to the story line. “It’s a lot of Rick’s story, so we’re following Rick’s plan, and we’re seeing it through Rick’s eyes,” said Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl on the show, in an interview with Deadline. Of course, there’s undoubtedly a huge twist waiting for fans at some point this season.
This time around, Daryl is on a mission. After suffering as a prisoner much of last season, he’s feeling vindictive. “He’s tired of waiting, and there are several moments this whole season where Daryl pretty much goes rogue,” Reedus said. “He wants to do something faster and quicker, which might not be the smartest thing to do, but he’s just fed up. He’s ready for revenge.”
Could Negan fall victim to Daryl’s crossbow? We think that’s a definite possibility and a fitting end to Negan’s reign of terror.
Daryl might have bigger things on the horizon. Rumors are swirling that he could get his own show. Reedus is very hush-hush about those rumors and any mention of a “Walking Dead” spin-off. We would love a Daryl Dixon show and all the associated crossbow awesomeness. Until that happens, we’ll settle for watching Season 8 of “The Walking Dead.” Considering how the first two episodes went, we are sure to get our crossbow fix.
Daryl doesn’t have the luxury to go to an archery store every time he needs arrows or a bow tuning. Luckily we don’t live in a zombie wasteland and can easily drive to a shop to buy everything we need.
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