Last week's penultimate episode of The Walking Dead featured the death of a character I've loathed since day one. But -- SPOILER ALERT -- Merle's passing ended up being bittersweet because of the steep price Daryl had to pay after stumbling upon, and subsequently murdered, his zombiefied brother.
It was a painful scene that reinforced the power The Walking Dead wields over audiences.
And Sunday's season finale promises to be equally jaw-dropping as the long-awaited showdown between Rick and The Governor comes to pass. But will Daryl be able to dry his tears and fight alongside the family he's chosen? That was just one of the questions I posed to Norman Reedus when we met up to talk all things Daryl.