Current mood: Loving Norman Reedus more than ever before
Norman Reedus on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon | the best bits
I just watched the new episode for the 5th time, because I really loved it so much… and it really upsets me that many people didn’t like it.
So I guess I need to get a few things off my chest, that I’ve been thinking about the last few days… for some reason this episode really got me emotionally.
I have to admit that I wasn’t really expecting much of the Daryl/Beth pairing, I just saw it as a coincidence that they got away from the prison together, but now that I thought about it for a few days, it just makes perfectly sense to me. Of course they wanted to give us more background information about Daryl and the best person (maybe except from Carol) to break his walls was Beth. They come from so different places, had a really different childhood and sure as hell try to cope with the situation in totally opposite ways. And that’s what made Daryl angry, while Beth is trying to see things positive and make the best out of it, he shows no emotion and just does what needs to be done (The perfect metaphor for that was when Daryl ruined her new white cardigan while killing a walker.)
The storyline with the moonshine drinking was just perfect to make Daryl escalate and to show that Beth is still a bit immature and to get this beautiful unforced conversation.
The idea of burning the house down was seriously the perfect ending in order to “let go of the past” and again this just could have happened with Beth, because of her age and lightness that comes with it.
I hope these two will make it together to the rest of the group, but to be honest I think the music in the background was foreshadowing. Norman recently said that Robert Kirkman gives some clues in the episodes, we just need to keep our eyes open. If you paid attention to the song at the end: While we see Daryl walking away from the fire, the lyrics are “But there’s gonna be a party when the wolf comes home”. So I guess this could be a hint and a metaphor for Daryl finding the rest of the group, but without Beth.