Can we talk about Daryl Dixon for a moment? Why is it that the writers seem incapable of providing this character an arc that doesn't involved the horrible death of a blonde, female character? First, Daryl's primary driving force for most of season two was him becoming incredibly emotionally invested in the search for Sophia. It was how he worked his way into the group. Then we saw him become bristly again when Sophia was discovered dead -- and the show focused more on his reaction to Sophia's death than her own mother (Carol). Second, Daryl's primary driving force for most of seasons 4-5 was keeping Beth safe (saving her from her captors) and then withdrawing from people in the wake of her death. Hell, we saw Daryl grieve for Beth more than Beth's own sister. And now? Denise. The plucky doctor who was summarily executed with a bolt through the eye from Daryl's own crossbow. Daryl's hellbent on avenging Denise's death -- and, in all likelihood, we won't even see Tara's reaction until next season. What the hell, show? It has relegated female characters as a sort of wooden fuel that can be disposed to keep the grease fire that is Daryl Dixon burning. Can this please end?