Are you a Daryl (Norman Reedus) and Carol (Melissa McBride) shipper? Well, join the club. “Walking Dead” fans are rooting for these two to find love in the zombie apocalypse – and so is Norman Reedus’ mom. The actor took to Instagram to post a funny text message exchange he had with his mother during Sunday night’s episode of the AMC series.
Reedus’ alleged exchange with his mother went like this:
Mom: “Cool WD episode” (smiley emoticon)
Norman Reedus: “It’s a good one. U Watching.”
Mom: “Yes!” (smiley and wide-eyed emoticon)
NR: (7 thumbs up emoticons)
Mom: (Kissy face emoticon and 3 thumbs up emoticons)
Mom: “Carol is really pretty. (hand OK emoticon)
NR: “Yes she is.”
Mom: “Is she single?”
[Click HERE to see a screenshot of Norman Reedus and his mom’s text.]
“Walking Dead” fans will remember that episode 6 of Season 5 heavily focused on Daryl and Carol reconnecting after Rick (Andrew Lincoln) exiled her from the camp in Season 4 -- although Daryl still doesn't know why she left. The pair had separated from the group in order to follow a lead on Beth (Emily Kinney), who had been kidnapped by people in a car with a cross on the back window.
A series of events – from running out of gas, to having their weapons stolen – brought them even closer as they explored who they used to be and how they’ve changed since the world fell apart. The episode was particularly a struggle for Carol, who was having a hard time dealing with some of her past actions – like murdering Karen (Melissa Ponzio) and Lizzie (Brighton Sharbino). But Daryl proved that he was hiding some inner demons as well as it was revealed that he had stolen a book on how to treat survivors of child abuse.
Will Daryl and Carol get together? While “Walking Dead” viewers definitely ship them, Daryl’s sexuality came into question a couple months ago.
“All I can say is that it’s been discussed,” creator Robert Kirkman wrote of the possibility of Daryl being gay in the letter column of “The Walking Dead #130” comic. “We have very specific ideas about Daryl’s sexuality (or the seeming lack thereof), and if there’s ever a quiet period in the show where he’s not consistently distracted by crossbowing … we’ll tackle it in the show.”
Could the book on child abuse in episode 6 been what Kirkman was referring to?
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