3Fans may cry “If Daryl dies, we riot,” but The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus says Daryl could definitely die, and he even knows how he’d like to go.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned after seven seasons of The Walking Dead, it’s that no one is safe. Even the most beloved characters (i.e. Daryl) can and will meet terrible ends. In fact, if the show didn’t keep adding new characters, there wouldn’t be many left by now.
One core group has been around since nearly the beginning. Rick, Carl, Daryl, Glenn, and Carol have been through a lot together. Technically, Morgan has been around since the first episode, too, but he didn’t rejoin Rick until recently. The loss of any one of these six characters would definitely hurt.
Fans of Daryl are so opposed to him dying, they’ve even coined the rallying cry, “If Daryl dies, we riot!” Still, actor Norman Reedus says it’s not out of the question.
“I think anybody could die on this show,” Reedus said. “Rick could die, anybody could go on the show. I don’t think anyone is safe ever on the show. I think they’re really good at throwing you zingers out of nowhere.”
Reedus is right, but it’d be hard to imagine the show continuing without Rick. The Walking Dead is an ensemble show, but at the end of the day, it’s Rick’s story. Without him, what would be the point? Then again, it would be so shocking and unexpected, it could be just what the show needs.