'Walking Dead' Season 4: Daryl's New Rumored Romance Is Just Plain WRONG (VIDEO)

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Walking Dead season 4The fun thing about obsessing over a television show that's off the air between seasons is that you can imagine all SORTS of potential future scenarios for your favorite characters. Take The Walking Dead's Daryl Dixon, for instance: when I'm not pondering the possibility that he'll be killed off, I'm wondering who he's going to be shacking up with.

Rumors are swirling that our favorite varmint-snacking redneck will in fact have a love interest in season 4, and while I'm generally all in favor of any story that eventually leads to Daryl making out with someone so I can mentally replace that person's face with my own, I cannot picture this particular hookup happening. Like, at ALL. 

There's been an interesting vibe going on between Carol and Daryl during the last two seasons, and plenty of fans (including myself) are in favor of seeing those two cross the friend boundary. (I just really feel like Carol deserves some hot monkey sex with Daryl, you know?) When creator/executive producer Robert Kirkman was asked if Daryl would ever have a romantic interest on the show, he said:

Never say never! I think that it could happen eventually. I wouldn't want to spoil anything, but Daryl is a complex character and he's really got a lot of emotional hurdles to get over in his life. It is kind of odd that we haven't seen him in that kind of romantic light, but I think that adds a layer to the character that makes him a little more mysterious and a little cooler. But I wouldn't rule out some kind of love interest for him in the future.

Word on the street is that this person could be ... Beth.

Yes. BETH. As in, you know, BETH. The girl who carries Lil' Asskicker around and who seems to be the target of Carl's puppy-dog eyes. The character who's supposed to be all of 17 years old.

I'm thinking the age difference alone makes this an unlikely rumor, but it's true that there's a quick flash of something going on at the 3:52 mark of the season 4 trailer. Watch and see if you notice Beth seeming to cozy up to Daryl:

Comicbook.com did a recent Q&A with actor Norman Reedus where they flat-out asked him if Beth was going to be taken with Daryl in season 4. Here's how he responded:

I can’t tell you that, but god she’s cute so fingers crossed.

Norman, you dirty bird, she's not even legal. Although maybe that doesn't matter as much during the apocalypse? Anyway, here's hoping that any crush-type situations aren't reciprocal because come on, BETH? BETH, when there's a perfectly good CAROL standing nearby? Get with the program, Dixon.

What do you think about a Beth/Daryl pairing on The Walking Dead?

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cmjaz cmjaz

I'm thinking that the actress is legal so no big deal there. But I wonder if the season will pick up as a few years down the line where lil asskicker is a toddler rather than a baby.

Alicia Kiner

Ok... She was 17 in season 2 when they all went to the farm. If you remember there was what... a 7 or 8 month break between seasons 2 and 3... so she's got to be 18 by the beginning of season 4. So no illegalities. Huge age difference... but it's the bloody apocalypse, who cares?

amber... amberdotsmom

I'd rather see Daryl and Carol after all their flirting last season.  But how old is Daryl supposed to be anyway?  Was it ever said or are we just guessing/estimating?

Keya25 Keya25

::head explodes::

nonmember avatar Paree

Please no! thats just not cool. I would much rather see Daryl with Michonne. What a clash of personalities that would be. Perhaps the sexual awareness maybe there but they are both too cool to do a thing about it. Just a dream.

magis... magisnotonfire

I think Reedus meant the actress, Emily Kinney, who's 27. Not the character.

Melis... Melissa1508

Hmmm...I don't think I'd mind.  I'd rather see Daryl hook up with her than Rick.  She seemed to have a little crush on Rick this season, but maybe I imagined that.  It's the zombie apocalypse, so age definitely doesn't matter.  I honestly wouldn't mind if they developed her character a little more, as I really know nothing about her other than her weird suicide attempt in season 2.  I'm also not opposed to him having a thing with Carol.  Let Daryl get some action!

Eira Louise Sparkes

I saw the trailer when it came onto youtube, and i did notice Beth was cozying up to Daryl. I don't think those rumors are true though. I'd rather have him and Carol pair up since they have more of a story there :) xxx

Ginger Sadler

She was 17 in season two atleast 9 months have passed since then so she is legal now .... Not to mention, if she was still just 17, that is age of consent in most states.

nonmember avatar ashley dee

nooo way! I would definitely prefer carol! shes the one that changed him into being nicer

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