“The Walking Dead” returned to AMC for season four on October 13. Fans waited months to see what would be going on with the survivors who are now living in the prison. A few of those questions have been answered. However, more questions remain. One of the questions that remain is about Daryl Dixon. What did the resident heartthrob do before the walker plague? In interviews conducted on October 13 and October 14, fans of “The Walking Dead” speculated as to what Daryl did before the world changed.
“I think he was a handyman,” Teresa Lockheart, from Oklahoma City, said, “I believe he lived off the land as much as possible and did odd jobs to make money to buy the stuff he couldn't hunt or fish for or grow.”
“I have no idea what he did before the walkers,” Jason Webber, from Oklahoma City, said. “I never thought about it before. I'm guessing it would be something we'd never suspect. Like working in a nursing home or a daycare. He has a lot of compassion so I think he could do jobs like that.”
There have been little clues about Daryl Dixon and his past. With the exception of the short conversations he had with his brother, Merle, little is known about Daryl's past. Viewers of “The Walking Dead” were led to believe both were abused by their father, but not much else was revealed.
“I'm hoping we don't find out he was some sort of criminal,” Mandy Templeton, from Moore, said. “He did tell some of the group he could have been prison too when they were discussing letting the prisoners they found into their group. I think he would have mentioned if he'd been in prison. I just hope that if he was in jail or prison, it wasn't for drugs or anything violent. He's too hot to be a drug dealer or someone who beats women. I love Norman Reedus.”
Daryl Dixon is portrayed by Norman Reedus. This amazing actor is credited to with "bringing in the ladies." He is also so well loved, fans do not want anything to happen to him. Unlike Carl, also known as "Wyatt Twerp," Norman Reedus' character is not one of the characters the fans want to see dead.
Fans of “The Walking Dead” will have to keep watching. Perhaps it will be revealed in a future episode what Daryl Dixon did before the walker plague. Until it is revealed, fans will have to keep speculating. New episodes of “The Walking Dead” can be seen on AMC each Sunday night.