I could be completely wrong here… but as much as I hate C/E pairing an I mean HATE it, the actors seem to be portraying this lacklustre thing deliberately! Yes, it’s honouring the comics in a way, but we also needed something that was going to boot Daryl’s ass into realising and coming to terms with his feelings for Carol. There needed to be a catalyst for this and NOT a deathbed confession, but a realisation of some kind. So IMO Car23kiel is killing a few birds with one stone. Hopefully?

One can only hope.

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