The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus Says It's Battle Time For Daryl

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While Daryl Dixon has been fairly reserved (at least for him) since arriving in Alexandria during the fifth season of AMC's The Walking Dead, don't expect that to last, says series star Norman Reedus, who plays the character.

When the sixth season enters its second half on Sunday, Reedus's character is "super pissed off," and "it's battle time."

"There’s so much chaos happening in the second half. As far as Daryl is concerned, he is pissed off," Reedus told EW. "He’s had his stuff taken from him. He put himself out there and trusted some people, and it did backfire on him, and I think he comes back super pissed off. There’s a lot of that element for me. I mean, I know you know the bad guys that are coming. It’s been announced and well displayed for everyone to see, but there’s definite surprises coming with all of that, and you know, it’s battle time.

Probably not a bad mindset for him to be in, given that that he has also called the second half of the season "emotionally draining" and co-star Lauren Cohan has said it's harrowing as well. With the introduction of Negan in the comics came the death of a major supporting character who's been around from the beginning, and while that might not play out exactly the same way on TV, you can bet that somebody won't make it out of that initial encounter.

The Walking Dead returns on Sunday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on AMC.

 

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