The beating heart of the series has come a long way since Season 2, when Maggie stunned Glenn by blurting out, "I\'ll have sex with you." In fact, we were committed to their cute coupledom even before he made it official by cutting off a walker\'s finger to procure an engagement ring.
OK, OK, we know — nobody\'s really all that crazy about the angst-ridden teens\' puppy love. But
, look at how happy Rick\'s son is in this picture. We had to include them, if for that reason alone. We\'ll start the actual countdown with the next photo.
In the boyfriends\' first scene together — and, come to think of it, one of their few scenes together
— Eric insisted that his injury was "no big deal." But Aaron\'s reaction to it was so emotional that we understood immediately the depth of the couple\'s commitment.
You\'ve gotta hand it to the guy — mild-mannered as he is, he\'s got game. He even managed to parlay a conversation in which he told Carol that she was a mom to most of Alexandria into their first kiss by adding that she was "something else" entirely to him.
What with her being hitched at first to an abusive husband, these two didn\'t have much time together. However, we\'ll always reflect fondly on their short-lived romance since, if nothing else, it began with the hairdresser giving her shaggy future beau a much-needed trim.
This pair\'s feelings surfaced so quickly that we\'ll admit it — initially, we were skeptical. Nonetheless, by the time he showed up on her doorstep to point out that she had as much of a decision to make as he did, we didn\'t have a choice
The fatherly/daughterly bond that these two formed was so strong that, when she decided to end it all by sticking around the CDC as it exploded, he forced her to abort her suicide attempt by refusing to leave the complex unless she did, too.
Not even the lollipop that Noah left as a pick-me-up for Beth upon her arrival at Grady Memorial could have been any sweeter than the friendship that developed between the stouthearted, ill-fated teenagers.
If you want to see real friendship, don\'t look at how well these BFFs got along or how bitterly they fought. (Damn you, Governor!) Look at how, in the end, Michonne offered to shoot Andrea before she turned, and Andrea insisted on pulling the trigger herself. That right there is friendship.
An odder couple, there has rarely been. Yet can anyone say that the mullet-headed smarty-pants and his hulking protector don\'t go together like brains and brawn? Didn\'t think so.
Yes, mistakes were made. But, considering that Mrs. Grimes went to her grave beating herself up for them — and her widower was nearly destroyed by her untimely passing — we\'re gonna go out on a limb here and say that their love was one of the true variety.
A toast — moonshine, never peach schnapps — to Daryl and the little sister he\'d only begun to realize that Beth had become to him when she was cruelly taken away. When Dawn accidentally blew the girl\'s brains out, Daryl\'s poor heart was collateral damage.
Crushing as it is that Alexandria\'s doc hesitated to say "I love you, too" to her departing girlfriend — whom she most definitely
love, too! — the saddest is yet to come: Tara won\'t learn that Denise has been murdered until she and Heath get back from their mission in Season 7.
Since Sasha\'s snuffed flame was able to see the sunny side of life right up until the moment of his death, we\'ll try to be grateful that we got to watch their romance unfold rather than bitter that the ending the couple —
The miracle of this matchup is that, when the comrades in arms became comrades
in each other\'s arms, it didn\'t merely feel good, right, natural, it also felt somehow fated. Only in retrospect did we think to ask, "What took them so long?"
She was kidding (we think) when she asked her best bud if he wanted to go screw around in Season 3. But whether they\'ve ever actually done the deed is beside the point: Daryl and Carol are as tight as — and arguably tighter than — any lovers.