"The last we saw Daryl, he had been chasing the car that grabbed Beth and he couldn’t run anymore. He meets this group of guys and you feel like at any second, Daryl will say, “I’m done with you guys; this isn’t a world that I want.” But at that point, Daryl is numb. He’s lost everything and everyone he’s ever loved. His choice now is to live alone or join this group of guys who clearly have something going right, otherwise they wouldn’t be around. We see a change in Daryl during this episode, where at the beginning he doesn’t want to engage Joe in any conversation, and by the end, they’re sharing a cigarette together and Daryl sees the strawberry bush and says, “Claimed.” That speaks volumes because Daryl has found a new group and a new way to survive as well as a reason to survive."