Spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 4 follow.
The hottest rumor on the Internet this week has been speculation of Daryl Dixon communicating with Rick Grimes using morse code in Sunday’s most recent episode. Negan brought the little Dixon brother to his Alexandria home but he did say as much as one word out loud.
Fans of the AMC series dissected the scene, suddnely becoming experts in morse code, claiming he was telling Rick where the Sanctuary is in relation to either Alexandria or the Hilltop. If anybody would knows the truth on the matter, it’s the man pulling the strings behind the scenes of The Walking Dead — showrunner Scott Gimple.
Question to Gimple in an interview to settle the dispute once and for all.
“I heard about this on set yesterday,” Gimple said. “I would like to live in a world where Daryl Dixon residuously learns morse code and knows that Rick has an intimate knowledge of morse code, as well, and that they have practiced this with blinks. I would love that.”
As it sounds, Daryl probably was not sending any messages to Rick with his eyes.
“I will also say that it was an incredibly sunny day,” Gimple said. “But I will say this, the fans of this show are the greatest fans that watch a television program. The stories that they tell and the things that they gleam out of it are actually really thrilling. It just excites me that they have enough faith that we have put in some labyrinth theme kind of stuff. I would love to live in a world where that was true but it also could have been a sunny day. Hazy, too, which makes it worse.”
While Gimple wouldn’t make an official ruling on whether or not Daryl was communicating with Rick as his passion to keep spoilers out of our ears is ever present, it’s heavily implied that Daryl and Rick planning a take down using morse code was wishful thinking, at this point.