no, i don’t watch that show, but i do follow its developments extensively via tumblr
When Beth hugs Daryl in 4x01 he actually flinches. It’s a subtle reminder that Daryl grew up afraid, and subconsciously expects abuse whenever he’s touched. Compare that to the hug in Still, when he just lets himself go, consider how many times he touches Beth in Alone, well…That’s a level of trust he’s never showed to anyone before. Beth is a Daryl whisperer like that.
Btwn Bethyl Week last week (the art, the ff, the vids), the San Diego Comic Con, Norman Reedus being Norman Reedus, TWD trailer, all the PR, Emily Kinney/Beth in that trailer (totally kickass) and TPTB like Nicotero and Gimple actually talking about Bethyl… I HEARBY DECLARE JULY THE MONTH OF BETHYL!