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Before Season 7 Changes Everything, Look Back at Five Iconic Daryl Moments

It’s Negan’s world now, and everyone else is just living in it. Before the new world order of Season 7 arrives this Sunday, October 23 at 9/8c, take some time to reflect on some of Daryl‘s most memorable moments from the past six seasons. 

Watch Daryl’s transformation into our favorite badass with a heart of gold in The Walking Dead: The Journey So Far — a two-hour special, now available on Apple TV, Roku, AMC mobile apps and

1. Daryl Brings Carol a Cherokee Rose
While searching for Sophia, Daryl finds a Cherokee Rose and brings it to Carol. He tells her “I’m not fool enough to think there’s any flowers blooming for my brother, but I believe this one bloomed for your little girl.”
WATCH: The cast and creators on Daryl’s desire to bring Sophia back to Carol.

2. Daryl Kills Walker-Merle
In search of his brother, Daryl finds him… as a walker feasting on Ben’s corpse. The stoic Daryl finally breaks down and when Merle tries to attack, Daryl tearfully stabs him in the head.
WATCH: See how the crew created one of Daryl’s hardest kills.

3. Daryl and Beth Burn Down a Shotgun Shack
After Daryl opens up about his past to Beth over moonshine,  they douse a shack in their flammable drink and watch it burn. It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship with a tragic end.
WATCH: Daryl’s apocalyptic act of arson.

4. Daryl and Carol Go Over the Bridge
On their hunt for Beth, Daryl and Carol are in a van, on a bridge and surrounded by walkers. With no other options, they decide to take the plunge.
WATCH: How Norman Reedus and the crew pulled off Daryl’s wild ride.

5. Daryl Sets a Lake on Fire
With Alexandria under siege, Daryl uses his new favorite weapon to lead the walkers to a fiery death.
WATCH: Norman Reedus on how the lake of fire was created.

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