It can be said that Daryl is the reason for Glenn’s demise on Season 7, Episode 1 of The Walking Dead. After being warned by the bat-wielding maniac that everyone should remain on their knees, Daryl allowed his anger to get the best of him and attacked Negan, punching him in the face and causing Negan to introduce his bat to Glenn’s head. Glenn obviously died from his injuries and Daryl, according to Norman Reedus, will descend into “a very, very dark, dark place” because of the outcome of his decision.
In a recent interview, Reedus revealed the following;
“I think it weighs heavily on him. I don’t know that anybody in that group blames him for anything, but he blames himself more than anything. It really brings him down to a certain level where whatever shitty thing is thrown at him, he is just going to take it.
“He goes very, very dark. He does certain things that he can’t go back from. He goes to a very, very dark, dark place. It’s a combination of hatred. It’s a combination of self-loathing. It’s different from when he first started on the show. He has a big chip on his shoulder. He thought people wouldn’t like him. He didn’t give a shit. He hates you, too. It turns now into he kind of hates himself. He hates the world that we’re in, and he doesn’t lose the fight in him, but he definitely no longer sees anything good in the world, that’s for sure.”