"The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon" episode 5 features a surprising cameo and teases future narratives, according to showrunner David Zabel. The episode sees Daryl Dixon, played by Norman Reedus, receive a call from his longtime friend and ally Carol, played by Melissa McBride, who informs him that someone has come back. This cameo is exciting for fans, as McBride was supposed to be a co-headliner in the spinoff series. Zabel suggests that Carol's message will launch a new story in the expanding universe, potentially setting up future spinoffs. It is unclear who Carol is referring to, but the return of Rick, Michonne, Morgan Jones, or Dwight are all possibilities.