Sunday night's episode of The Walking Dead took place entirely at Negan's Sanctuary. Daryl Dixon was stripped of his pride and clothing as the Saviors tried to break him down and make him into their own.
Of course, Daryl Dixon is a tough nut to crack. Dwight, Negan, Lucille, nor fat Joey could get the little Dixon brother to call himself Negan and submit to what the villain calls a "super awesome" lifestyle. In one of Negan's attempts to break Daryl down in front of his men there was a hidden Easter Egg many viewers may have missed.
When Negan swung his beloved Lucille bat at Daryl, stopping just short of cracking his skull, Daryl did not flinch at all. The lack of fear from Daryl prompted Negan to say, "You don't scare easy."
Almost four years ago, Daryl's older brother Merle said the same thing to one of Negan's victims: Glenn. When Glenn was a captive of the Governor, Merle put the former pizza boy through an intense interrogation. After threatening him by referencing the "farmer's daughter," Maggie, Glenn's wife-to-be, Merle looked to Glenn and said, "You don't scare easy, do you?"
The mirroring is furthered by the fact that The Cell episode of The Walking Dead was number 7x03 and Merle's interrogation of Glenn took place in 3x07. The fact that both character heard the same words from different villains while being held captive in episodes featuring the same numbers is certainly more than a coincidence.
This isn't the first time the Dixon brothers have mirrored each other on the AMC series, either. First of all, neither of them exist in Robert Kirkman's comics but their dialogue has overlapped in the past.
Early in the show, Daryl refered to Glenn as a "China man," and Glenn corrected him, saying, "I'm Korean." Later in the series, Daryl's growth into Rick's family was on display when Merle refered to Glenn as Chinese and Daryl corrected him, informing him that Glenn is, in fact, Korean.
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