Daryl Dixon, the main character in AMC's The Walking Dead franchise, learns two major secrets while on his French vacation. France is revealed to be the most important country in the franchise, where the zombie outbreak allegedly started and where various zombie variants exist. In episode 5 of Daryl's spin-off series, he learns that the virus was human-made by French scientists funded by wealthy sponsors. Daryl also witnesses that Genet is creating zombie variants through experiments. Daryl's newfound knowledge has significant implications for the wider franchise and he may share it with his old friends.