trust-me-darling asked: Okay so Daryl said "that ain't her" to Rick.. but then proceeds to go tell Ty anyway? I'm just slightly confused. Did he want to tell Ty so that he would get mad at Rick too (obviously for different reasons) about banishing Carol? Or because he's "coming to terms" with what she did (or I'd like to think, she didn't do)?
Personally, I think Daryl seemed so SURE that Tyreese wouldn’t react the way Rick assumed he would. To me, it seemed as if Daryl knew Tyreese would call bullshit on Rick’s theory, too. After all, it was Tyreese who went out of his way to seek Carol out to ask her to look in on Sasha. He said to Carol, “You care,” and “It would make me feel better knowing YOU were looking in on her.”
I think Daryl knew Tyreese knew Carol well enough to reject Rick’s theory and push for him to find the REAL killer.
Another theory: He didn’t think Tyreese had the rage in him he had before. Daryl wanted to show Rick that Tyreese’s anger had waned below murderous rampage levels. Maybe he didn’t think Tyreese would harm a woman. Either way, Daryl wasn’t expecting the reaction Rick was counting on.
Or maybe Daryl WANTED him to blow up so he’d have an outlet for his own rage. I find this highly unlikely because as much as I adore Daryl, that’s a fistfight he’d lose. :-/
No, sorry, but no. Daryl’s not going to risk someone even remotely thinking it was true if he didn’t think so. He went with Rick to Tyreese because he believed Rick, not to test some theory. Come on, Daryl’s not a child, that equates him to one. And seriously, I think Daryl knows rick enough to know that he’s not just going to make shit up like that about CAROL of all people, and THROW HER OUT if he wasn’t so sure, that’s something a kid would do. These are grown ass men. Daryl was upset about Carol, both sides got some closure here but in no way shape or form was Daryl pulling some Bill Nye science move testing a theory when he’s already seen how Tyreese can react when enraged. Give him a little more credit, give his bond with Rick more credit..the same credit asked for in concern with his bond with Carol.
Daryl’s not a child, he’s not going to want tyreese to blow up just so he can vent. He was UPSET that Carol was gone, he didn’t want to believe she did it. Why would anyone want him to not believe it was her only to find out later it was, either by way of what they’ve told us in her being the killer or her covering for someone? That wouldn’t do any good for their relationship, at least this way he can process her change, she can come to terms with her actions as well as trying to forgive Rick, and when they meet again they can see they’ve all changed for the better.