I promise my headline is not a spoiler. If you don’t read the comics, you might think, “oh no, Daryl got killed off in the comics!” but if you do read the comics you’ll know that…Daryl is not in the comics, so I’m talking about something else that could affect him in the future, but it’s just a theory at the moment.
I am a bit behind the times on this, as this happened about a month ago when the issue was released, but there was a big, rather earthshattering moment in the current Commonwealth saga where the still-alive Rick Grimes is deciding what to do with the elitist community. Spoilers follow for that storyline, but who knows what will translate to the show.
The problem with the Commonwealth is that it’s run by rich elites at the expense of the common man where people are “assigned” jobs and worth based on what they used to do before the apocalypse. Seems like kind of a stupid system, though they have built a community 50,000 members strong. But a populist revolt is brewing. Both Rick and Dwight sense it, and feel like something may have to be done, but Rick wants to go about things diplomatically while Dwight, the former Savior, wants riots in the streets.
This culminates in a scene where Dwight actually pulls a gun on Pamela Milton, the governor of the Commonwealth, thinking that if he can just assassinate her, the revolution would effectively be won on the spot. Rick thinks this is a poor idea, such a poor idea that he…shoots Dwight in the head to prevent him from pulling the trigger. Yikes.