Last night was pretty momentous for Walking Dead fans.
First off, AMC aired a midseason finale episode wherein a major character bit the dust, and appearing afterward on Talking Dead, series creator Robert Kirkman finally addressed longstanding rumors and answered the question of whether Norman Reedus' Daryl Dixon character is gay. Spoiler alert: He's not.
“In the letter column of the comic book that I do, I mentioned that there was a possibility early on about making Daryl Dixon’s character gay,” Kirkman said, as TVLine.com reports. “I just wanted to clarify that the possibility is there and that I would have been fine with it, the network would have been fine with it—but we ultimately didn’t do that. I can make it official: Daryl Dixon is straight.”
That's not to say The Walking Dead isn't about to get a little more diversity in its ranks. In the same Talking Dead conversation, Kirkman said "a very prominent gay character from the comics" will join the cast in the second half of season five. The folks at TVLine.com are guessing it's Aaron, one of the Alexandria Safe-Zone residents, but only time will tell. One thing seems pretty certain, though: He won't be Daryl's love interest.