the G-man wrote:
But that's pretty much what already happened with Shane.
Yeah, but there was not the tension between Rick and Carl as implied by the preview of today's episode. Not to mention Beth kissing Rick (even if innocent) may not have been lost on Carl, but we will have to wait and see about that.
that's where the writers have to step in and continue to develop the original and new characters, so in the event Daryl is killed off, you will have growing storylines/arcs to keep the audience interested. In theory.
My girlfriend and I watch this show religiously, and I've been telling her since Merle got reintroduced that they're going to kill off Daryl and replace him with Merle.
I've noticed the trend. Introduce Oscar, kill off T-Dogg. Introduce Tyrese, kill off Oscar. Introduce Herschel, kill off Dale. There's usually a new similar character that shows up just as one character is about to die. And Daryl is too likable to keep around. There can be only one redneck in the group. Everybody wants Meryl to get it, but, mark my words, it'll be Daryl.
Daryl's so popular that killing the character off might actually end the show.