Is Daryl Dixon Dead? Norman Reedus Speaks About His ‘Walking Dead’ Character’s Fate This Season

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What happened in that last scene!?

Caution! Spoilers ahead!

If you caught last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, then you’re likely worried about Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus).

As the episode came to a close, Dwight (Austin Amelio) snuck up behind Daryl and apparently shot him, then said, “You’ll be alright.”


Is Daryl dead? You clearly see some blood. Was he talking to Daryl? What in the heck happened!?

Reedus chatted with The Hollywood Reporter about that gruesome final scene and what it means for one of the show’s most popular characters.

First and foremost, the actor clarified who was shot. When asked if Daryl is dead, he responded:

“I can’t tell you that. But Dwight definitely shoots him.”

The actor was asked if fans should be concerned for Daryl, everyone’s favorite crossbow-toting zombie hunter. Reedus offered an unnerving response.

“You should be very worried about Daryl. At the end of the episode, there’s a comment that Dwight makes [“You’ll be alright”] — and we’re really good about throwing you off base. That comment might not even be to Daryl. It could be to Rosita — or to anybody there. Or it could be to something that some scuffle that happens directly afterward. Do you trust that guy? Anyone automatically assuming that’s the obvious play is trusting words that come out of that guy’s mouth and we’re really good at throwing you for a loop. So… food for thought.”

It’s hard to tell if he’s confirming Daryl’s death or, like the show’s creators, playfully misleading us.

So, just how insane is this finale going to be?

“It’s super shocking and it’s pretty hardcore. Andy (Lincoln) said he was late for work because he read it all night; Josh (McDermitt) said he threw the script; Lauren (Cohan) threw up. It’s gnarly. I was instantly curious. I had ideas about what would happen and it made you feel sick and it was painful.”

This season’s last episode will air on April 3, 2016.