Complications Unfold Between Daryl Dixon And Dwight On The Walking Dead Season 8B

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Saying Daryl Dixon and Dwight have a complicated past is putting it mildly. The two characters are essentially polar opposites but they’re more similar than either wish to admit. That said, we’re about to see these two spending more time together.

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The first time they met, a pre-ironed Dwight got the drop on Daryl Dixon and basically left him to die. At the time, Dwight was doing this for his wife. The next time, Dwight killed Denise. Finally, Daryl was captured by the Saviors.

Now, Dwight has switched sides and officially joined Rick’s team.

Complications Of Dwight And Daryl Dixon

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Like Negan and Rick Grimes, Dwight and Daryl are similar yet opposite. The two crossbow killers are now forced together once again. Since they haven’t killed Dwight, they’re going to try to work with him the rest of the war.

“That’s my favorite storyline going forward,” said Norman Reedus. “We all do horrible things in this world and Dwight did a bunch of crappy stuff and Daryl gets it, and Daryl knows that Dwight’s operating from a place of fear.”

Reedus said he’s thrilled with the storyline going forward.

The Scorpion And The Frog

Daryl hides out in Dwight's bedroom on AMCs The Walking Dead
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Despite the fact that Daryl understands Dwight, this doesn’t mean he likes him. For now, they just need to work together and try not to kill one another. If they can work together long enough to win the war, then they can split ways.

“He gets where he’s coming from, but he doesn’t like him,” said Norman Reedus. “They don’t like each other. I think one person’s trying to hang out and the other person’s like, ‘Stay the f— away from me.’ You know what I mean? It’s like that whole thing of the snake biting the guy.”

Reedus is referring to the snake and the man or the frog and the scorpion. Either way, the predator stings, bites, or kills. Since Reedus used this analogy, it’s possible he believes that both Dwight and Daryl would kill the other if given the chance.

According to the old analogy, “A scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a river. The frog hesitates, afraid of being stung, but the scorpion argues that if it did so, they would both drown. The frog agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When the frog asks the scorpion why, the scorpion replies that it was in its nature to do so…”

What do you think will happen next with Dwight and Daryl Dixon?

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