Spoilers below for anyone who hasn't yet watched The Walking Dead's latest episode.
"Look at the Flowers" will now go down as the penultimate episode of Season 10, at least during the proper TV season, thanks to the official season finale getting delayed due to COVID-19-related shutdowns. That won't be such a bad thing, though, considering everything that happened, from Carol's mental battle with Alpha to Beta's big reveal to the introduction of new character Princess. Perhaps the most unpredictable moments, though, involved Jeffrey Dean Morgan's Negan kinda-sorta-halfway getting along with Norman Reedus' Daryl.
Clearly, Negan would be down to make his relationship with Daryl be as non-antagonistic as possible, considering Daryl and Carol are the only two good guys who can vouch for the former Savior's actions after he was let loose from Alexandria. But even though Negan saved Daryl from those Whisperers, is Daryl truly ready to let bygones be bygones? Here's how showrunner Angela Kang explained it to EW.
Weirdly enough, The Walking Dead somewhat set viewers up to be more accepting of Negan with the previous episode with Kevin Carroll's Virgil, which showed a reenactment of Abraham and Glenn's big death scene, only with Michonne as the Lucille-wielding murderer. (Glenn technically wasn't in that hallucinatory scene, having already been "killed off" earlier in the ep, but still.) Of course, that scene also displayed just how much those violent deaths still weigh on these characters' minds.
Short of literally resurrecting Abraham, Glenn and every other character the Saviors were responsible for killing, Negan will likely have a long road ahead of him to truly win Daryl and others over, assuming that can ever truly happen. Maybe if Daryl took his own jimson weed concoction...
Angela Kang reminded fans that it wasn't all that long ago that Daryl was morally down with taking Negan out of the picture altogether. In her words:
While it would admittedly be enjoyable to see Negan and Daryl wearing BFF rubber-band bracelets in future episodes of The Walking Dead, this isn't that kind of show. Although I can easily imagine that Paola Lázaro's Princess has an abundance of neon-colored rubber bands to craft those bracelets with. You know, just in case.
With one episode left of the season set for the nearest future, The Walking Dead airs on AMC on Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with Killing Eve Season 3 set to take its place when Season 10 concludes.
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