Fans of The Walking Dead have enjoyed watching the unexpected bond grow between fan favourites Daryl Dixon (played by Norman Reeds) and Lydia (Cassidy McClincy) this season. However, it was more than just the fans who were left teary eyed after Lydia opened up about her abusive mother.
Lydia has had a difficult life growing up in the apocalypse, being raised as a Whisperer by her mother Alpha (Samantha Morton).
Fans who have seen the early episodes of season 10 will know her backstory, and the tough unloving life she has had as a result of being the daughter of the leading Whisperer.
However, since being captured by the survivors she bonded the group, with Daryl being her new parental figure.
In episode four of the new season titled Silence The Whisperers, Daryl’s protective instincts really kicked in as she opened up about the abuse she suffered while growing up being brainwashed by Alpha.
However, fans still seem to be talking about the death of Cal Grimes.
In an interview with TV Insider, actor Avi was asked about the fan reaction to Carl dying while trying to help Siddiq, only for Siddiq to end up dying himself.
He told the publication: “I would just say to the fans sometimes s**t happens, but Siddiq definitely stayed true to his promise of honouring Carl.
“Hopefully, he’s been a character they care enough about and has been portrayed with enough sensitivity and depth that they will allow Siddiq to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the other great characters,
“and they’ll give him a place up there with them, looking down on the rest of the survivors.”
The star went on to add that Siddiq’s progression in the next two seasons did help honour the fallen fan fan-favourites.
He added: “Eventually everybody dies… We have to recognise it’s been eight years since Carl found Siddiq, and since then, he’s upheld his promise to honour Carl and Rick by extension; to try and live with compassion and mercy, and to create a better world.