***WARNING: The Walking Dead Spoilers Below***
Well, that was a lot to deal with…
The Walking Dead is about to finish off arguably its strongest season ever next week, but not all of our favorite characters may make it to then.
That's because Sunday night's brand new episode of the AMC zombie series left the fates of several fan faves completely up in the air!
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The hour picked up right where we left off with Carol (Melissa McBride) and Daryl (Norman Reedus) both leaving Alexandria, with Rosita (Christian Seratos,) Glenn (Steven Yeun,) Michonne (Danai Gurira,) Rick (Andrew Lincoln,) and Morgan (Lenny James) on the chase.
While Carol tried to escape her friends without having to kill anyone, she ran into four Saviors on the road — and had to kill again.
But what happened to her?? Morgan and Rick followed a blood trail but never found our girl. Eventually Morgan decided to follow her trail alone, sending Rick back home to take care of other business.
On the other hand, Daryl was still enraged over Denise's (Merritt Wever) death, so he refused to stop looking for Dwight (Austin Amelio,) which ended terribly when the Saviors caught him — AND everyone that went looking for him!
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Oh, and did we forget to mention that the episode ends with Daryl getting shot?!
Gunshot, blood spatters on the camera, smash cut to black, fans screaming around the world.
OK, he's literally the most adored character on the show so we're not too worried about him right now. We mean, that was totally in the shoulder, right?
Luckily Norman Reedus already sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss Daryl's potentially fatal shooting, saying:
On Dwight shooting Daryl:
"It's exactly what you see. I mean, that's Daryl's blood that you see. That's exactly what happens, exactly what you see. So that's the world that we live in. The fight between Daryl and Dwight is very real — that sort of fight on who you are and who you're becoming and what you've given up is very real right now, and I think Daryl's making that as real as possible with him. He's forcing him into that eyeball to eyeball right now."
On Dwight saying "You'll be all right" afterwards:
"Yeah, but can you trust him? You know what I mean? Who is that guy? You don't even know who he's saying that to, to be honest."
That doesn't make us feel any better, Norman!
We're betting the farm (oh wait, that burned down…) that this was just a tease, and the real death is coming next week.
In the comics, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) kills one as a message to the others — and he has Rosita, Glenn, Michonne, and Daryl to choose from. Which of our four faves will it be?
And is Carol OK?? Also, what's happening with Maggie's pregnancy???
No one is safe, y'all!
Find out who lives and dies when The Walking Dead finishes off its sixth season next Sunday, April 3 at 9 p.m. EST on AMC!
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