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'The Walking Dead': Norman Reedus talks leaving the show

Norman Reedus talks about leaving "The Walking Dead"
Norman Reedus talks about leaving "The Walking Dead"
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"The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus recently talked to SciFiNow about Daryl Dixon's exit from the show.

However, Norman's Nympho's shouldn't start rioting just yet. According to the Feb. 3 report, Reedus was just talking about a hypothetical exit scenario. Of course he refused to confirm or deny if his character survives the rest of season 4, but he did offer his own idea about the best way for Dary Dixon to disappear. "If I had my way he would find a dog and then just walk down a road and disappear into the horizon like Mad Max," he said. "To be continued, you don’t know what happens. I’m not into the idea of being ripped apart by zombies, I’ve seen that happen quite a bit."

Now that would be an incredible spinoff idea. Just imagine Daryl Dixon in a desert wasteland inhabited by lawless motorcycle gangs and wandering herds of walkers that are almost dried to a crisp. It would be even better if he brought Michonne with him.

The last time we saw Daryl, he was fleeing the prison with Beth Greene. Some fans of "The Walking Dead" are "Bethyl" shippers, so they're probably dying to see what will happen between Daryl and the teen. However, since she's so much younger than the redneck with a heart of gold, it's hard to imagine the pair developing anything more than a deep friendship or a brother/sister-style relationship.

Norman Reedus hinted that viewers might learn more about Daryl's mysterious past in an upcoming Daryl-centric episode. Fans start to worry any time there's an episode centered on one character since this often spells their doom, but it sounds like a lot of characters are going to be given chances to shine during the second half of season 4. During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Michonne actress Danai Gurira explained why this is happening. "There is a lot of honing in on people and their experiences and their inner turmoil and outward trauma," she said. "There’s a lot more getting to know everybody. We’re not functioning in an ensemble-like way anymore because the group is fractured." In other words, there's no need to worry every time you see a little more of a character's back story.

Norman Reedus said that the next eight episodes of "The Walking Dead" are his favorite so far, and he promised that fans will be stunned when the show finally returns on Feb. 10. "The beheading of Hershel and killing the Governor were such shockers, but it’s about to get much crazier," he said.

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