^^ There are some suspicions that Daryl (not Glenn) might be saying "Sayonara" at the end of this season. I figure the show does need to ante up, as long as it does so in a way that doesn't seem contrived. I like most of the current characters, but the whole point of Walking Dead is that death can come at any time; don't murder characters pointlessly, but don't have any sacred cows either.
Besides, what is Daryl without his crossbow? The day Michonne loses her sword, they'll probably kill her two.
Just finished Season 2 of The Leftovers (HBO)
. Damn. Lindelof uses everything he learned making Lost (along with the various missteps from that series) to generate a series in the same kind of genre (some speculative stuff involved), with the same focus on character arc/drama and a number of twists and turns but FOCUSED and HONED unlike Lost, which eventually became a weird eclectic grabbag to its detriment.
The actors are superb. Good direction. Great/Interesting character arcs. And enough curve balls to avoid predictability (and even some red herrings) and to blow the mind; I've seen a number of episodes that ended with a "WTF/Well, shit..." moment. The thing is, as I said, the writing is TIGHT and stays focused rather than going off in every direction.
Disappointing that the viewer numbers were so low (as it didn't break 1 million with any episode this season) but it's critically acclaimed. HBO bucked up for a third season, due to the quality, so that Lindelof could finish the story he wanted to tell. In a world that lost Hannibal after three seasons, I guess I will have to be happy with this much.