'The Walking Dead' Season 4b: Daryl-centric episodes, Carol's return and a surprising death

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"The Walking Dead" fans might be getting a lot more Norman Reedus in the second half of Season 4. According to a new report, Daryl Dixon will get at least one -- and maybe two -- episodes that focus almost exclusively on him.

ComicBook.com's sources shared the details on the increase in Daryl in Season 4b, but for the time being they're still just rumors. The site does reference other examples of character-centric episodes in this season, like The Governor's two-episode arc before the midseason break and the previously announced Carl-centric episode, so it isn't much of a stretch to think that the second half of Season 4 will focus on individual characters like Daryl.

Meanwhile, the site also claims to have more details about Carol's return. She will apparently meet up with Tyreese, who is on the run with Lizzie, Mika and the rest of the kids. It's worth noting that Tyreese still hasn't found out that Carol killed Karen and David (though there's a theory that might not be the case after all).

Finally, the site believes to have discovered that another character who will die before the end of Season 4. ComicBook.com says that "one of the main cast members who has not been killed in the comic book series will die during Season 4." Again, not confirmed, but that claim narrows down the possibilities a lot.

In a separate interview, showrunner Scott Gimple tells The Hollywood Reporter that life will not be easy for Maggie and Beth Greene, who lost their father Hershel in the Season 4 midseason finale. "It helps define both of them into who they become and it affects them very deeply in this next half-season and beyond," Gimple says. "Hershel's death, the loss of the prison, civilization and everything they built up -- this has all been taken away from them, and they are moving into very uncharted emotional waters."

"The Walking Dead" returns to AMC at 9 p.m. ET Feb. 9.

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