By now, it’s no surprise that Merle Dixon is going to be returning to “The Walking Dead.” But what does that mean for his relationship with his younger brother Daryl?
Over the course of the second season of “The Walking Dead,” Daryl struggled to discover who he was without his overbearing, racist older brother there to guide him (just rewatch “Chupacabra” if you need further proof). Daryl has gotten pretty comfortable with the main group of zombie survivors, but we doubt Merle is going to be too happy about his little brother hanging out with Rick, the man who left him behind to die in the first season.
It seems as though our instincts are on point. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker discussed just what will happen when Daryl and Merle meet up again.
“They’re going to be happy to see each other, of course, but I think this one is going to be a little more pissed off,” Reedus said, pointing at Rooker.
“I’m always pissed off, so that’s not fair. That’s a given. I think Merle doesn’t like a lot of people. You’re probably the only person he really likes,” Rooker responded, meaning Reedus’s character Daryl.
Regardless of their initial response to one another, tensions are sure to be heightened once Daryl realizes that Merle has become close with The Governor, someone who will quickly become the most ruthless villain the show has seen to date.
“The Walking Dead” is set to return to AMC on October 14.
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