Gilbert Speaks on ‘The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon – Season 1 Episode 1’

At first, I was hesitant to write about this offshoot from The Walking Dead Universe because I was quite pissed off that Daryl and Carol did not remain the Dream Team that all the fans dreamt of for the TWD Finale. But then again, neither did Barbie and Ken. That said, I’ve decided to give the series a shot with Daryl going to France.

L’ame Perdue

Created by David Zabel, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon has Daryl Dixon washed ashore in France. The title of tonight’s episode means lost soul, and sure as hell we watch as Daryl (Norman Reedus) tries to maneuver his way around the south of France. France has its own unique walkers: acid walkers. Their touch can fry your flesh. You will need your closed caption on to watch this unless you can speak French, but no worries, the action is international.

It isn’t long before Daryl meets a young girl and her grandfather who offer him food, but the arrival of some very bad guys has Daryl on the run again.

The Abby

It seems that a young nun has been following Daryl, but we don’t learn the reason until Sister Isabelle (Clemence Posey) and the other nuns take the injured Daryl under their care. They have been waiting for Daryl because of a prophecy. They have a young boy, Laurent (Louis Puech Scigliuzzi) living there. The boy is brilliant (what did you expect with nuns teaching him?) but he also has a special gift; he is psychic.

The nuns, who are living a comfortable life behind the abbey walls, believe that this boy can save the world from the walkers. How? It’s not clear, but they want Daryl to take Laurent up north.

Conclusion with spoilers

Holy Ninja Nuns! I am starting to enjoy this series, although it wasn’t all peaceful Flying Nun vibes. Daryl has made himself a few enemies from that earlier battle and now Codron (Romain Levi) is after him, and that leads to a bigger battle at the abbey, hence the Ninja Nuns.

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon is a whole new ballgame. Daryl is in a foreign country with new enemies after him and the boy. He not only has to deal with the language barrier, but also a woman named Genet (Anne Charrier) who is experimenting with walkers and feels that the boy is a threat to her leadership.

I am still upset about Carol (Melissa McBride), but Sister Isabelle is no push over and along with Sister Sylvie (Laika Blanc Francard) and Laurent. I think this series has won me over. We have five more episodes to go.

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