I am Rick Grimes' missing hand
Daryl had found a new family after the loss of his own brother, and he had become not only a valued and respected member, but someone who could actually joke around. He was finally beginning to see the light at the end of a very dark and brutal tunnel, and now that’s been ripped apart with the fall of the prison, with the banishment of Carol. We’ll have to see how he copes with those twin tragedies.
The Walking Dead’s Producer Gale Anne Hurd previewed a little about what’s in store for Daryl:

'Walking Dead' Superfan Pulls Zombie Prank on Norman Reedus: See Daryl Dixon Scream!

Happy Birthday Norman Reedus

Happy Birthday Norman Reedus

Yeah when I saw that I was yelling “Bullets are going right through that Zombie!”

Yeah when I saw that I was yelling “Bullets are going right through that Zombie!”