I think that Daryl needed that hug more. It was just a very, very dangerous task that he was going off on – that everyone was going off on, and also it may be the last time that the two of them see each other. And he’s the closest to her I think that any of them are. […] You know it was great shooting that scene – hugging him – just because of the shoulder pads. All the gear and everything, and he’s sitting on the bike, so it was kind of hard to maneuver it without maybe smacking myself or him in the face.

Melissa McBride, Talking Dead 7×01: “Episode 801 Mercy” (22/Oct/2017)