The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Explains Why Daryl Can’t Let Go of Rick

Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon - The Walking Dead _ Season 9, Episode 7 - Photo Credit: Gene Page/AMC

The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus Explains Why Daryl Can’t Let Go of Rick

A few years have passed in The Walking Dead since Rick Grimes disappeared while halting a group of walkers. However, his good friend, Daryl Dixon, still doesn’t have closure, and in The Walking Dead‘s flashback episode, he was still on the hunt for Rick’s body with Danai Gurira’s Michonne. Via CBR, Norman Reedus spoke on Sunday’s Talking Dead saying that the disappearance of Andrew Lincoln’s Rick is still “hard to swallow” for his character.

“I think he’s been looking for this body,” said Reedus. “’If he died, where’s his body?’ And he’s a master tracker, he can get you from here to there no problem, he’s very intuitive and he’s very observant, and he just can’t find it. It makes no sense to him. Michonne’s doing it a little bit, and she kind of even says something to the effect of, ‘We have to go forward.’ I don’t know, I think it’s hard for him to swallow. I think he needs closure. There’s a piece of this puzzle missing.”

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Following Lincoln’s character departure, Reedus and Melissa McBride are the only remaining cast members from the first season. Lincoln will reprise his role as Rick Grimes in a trilogy of spinoff films. However, it seems pretty unlikely that Rick and Daryl will meet again in the series. Additionally, Reedus is about to lose another major co-star, because Gurira will make her exit in Season 10.

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