The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, Season 1, Episode 1

Deux Amours is the premier episode of the new TWD spin off. Normal Reedus takes his beloved character, Daryl Dixon, on a European adventure. How does he get to France? Apparently Daryl was on a French cargo ship. What was the cargo? This is The Walking Dead – so of course the cargo was Zombie test subjects. After the cargo ship meets a catastrophic end, Daryl ends up on a lifeboat, drifting across the Gulf of Cadiz before washing up on shore.

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

After scavenging for a bit Daryl comes across his first French Walkers. They aren’t quite the same as the walkers in the states.

First Kill

Apparently the French Zombies exude some kind of caustic or acid. You can see the way Daryl screams and his flesh smokes when walker grabs him.

As usual, the walkers aren’t the most dangerous things around. People are the thing you really need to watch out for in The Walking Dead universe. After saving Maribelle from being raped she lets her companion bash Daryl over the head. Thankfully for Daryl he is rescued and taken to a nunnery. Double lucky for Daryl, they know how to treat his acid walker wounds! We also learn that these “Burners” are just one of the walker variants out there.

Deux Amours Scoring

Deux Amours has the production values you would expect from a spin off like this. The acting, dialogue and special effects are all top tier. Scoring this premiere episode was really hard. I wanted to like it. I wanted to love it – so I need to be careful that my enthusiasm didn’t impact my objectivity.

Deux Amours scores a 90/100, making it Worth Your Time.

What cost it points? The Laurent storyline seems dangerously close to being a rip off of The Last of Us. His mother died in birth, he’s special. I really hope they put a different twist on that in the coming episodes. The other reason it lost points was how fast we transitioned from Zombies being the main enemy to the militant human faction.

SeasonEpisodeEpisode NameScore
Season 11Deux Amours90
Season 12Alouette75
Season 13Paris Sera Toujours Paris 70
Season 14La Dame de Fer86
Season 15Deux Amours100
Season 16Coming Home100
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon
The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

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