TV Review: ‘The Walking Dead’: Season 6, Episode 6

Posted on November 16, 2015 by

Daryl Dixon from The Walking Dead

After a brief absence from the last couple episodes, we finally get to catch up to Daryl, Abraham and Sasha. In an attempt to keep this spoiler free, I’m not going to elaborate, but there is a scene near the beginning where Daryl momentarily collapses near a walker with a motorcycle helmet on. I really don’t think the writers will kill off Daryl, but this reeks of foreshadowing to me.

That said, this episode is full of questionable actions from Daryl. We know that Daryl is a good guy, but he isn’t dumb either. His good nature is what makes him human. He’s the badass with a soft side. In contrast, we all know what an evil bastard his brother Merle was. So, in an effort to recruit members for Alexandria, I feel Daryl is running on fumes and is letting his guard down. Has living in Alexandria softened Dary a bit? In my opinion, I think so.

Ok, I lied. Spoilers below!

No official word on Glenn yet. They are really dragging this out. The episode did end with Daryl receiving a faint response of “help” on the other end of the walkie-talkie. Could this be Glenn? Possibly. Here’s the thing, though. I don’t want Glenn to come back. Yes, Glenn is a great character and has played a major role in the show. However, if The Walking Dead can’t kill off a major character and stick to it, the show is going to lose its impact. The threat that everyone is always at risk will be gone, and eventually, so will the audience.

What are your thoughts on last night’s episode?

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