Fans are excited by the revelation that Merle Dixon will make his return to "The Walking Dead" during Season 3. There are many characters that he is in line to have a conflict and a confrontation with. Since he's been gone from the group for so long, he should be ready to erupt at these characters at any moment.
AndreaThe last time Merle and Andrea saw each other, they were on the roof, and Merle was trying to get "blondie" to head off into a private area with him to quench any physical desires they might have. She was disgusted by the thought at the time and is likely to be disinterested in the idea when they meet up again. Now that she has become a stronger character, she is not likely to take his passes without getting in his face.
GlennGlenn has been one of the most sheepish characters on the show when it comes to some type of physical confrontation. If Merle disrespects Maggie in any way, her boyfriend will not have any recourse but to stand up for her. Even if Glenn loses the confrontation (which he probably will), he will at least have taken a step to stand up for her.
T-DogThe racist is still likely to hold a major grudge against the man who dropped the key to the handcuffs keeping him in place on the roof. If T-Dog had not dropped the key, Merle would not have been abandoned. The next confrontation between these two characters will give the creators of the show a great opportunity to expand upon T-Dog's character and give him the opportunity to stand up for himself.
DarylMerle has already confronted his brother in Daryl's dreams. When the two meet once again, the older brother is likely to hold his younger brother partially responsible for being left on the roof and the loss of a hand. The connections Daryl has made in the group will be critiqued by his brother, and the younger brother will have to figure out if he should side with family or those who have been trying to prove they are friends.
RickThe most obvious upcoming confrontation for Merle will be with Rick. Now that the Ricktatorship is in full effect, the main character of the show is not likely to be interested in allowing the backwoods hillbilly any slack. Fans should not expect any type of cordial relationship between the two characters. Merle might be in for more than he bargained for when he realizes violence is Rick's only release left.
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