Does “The Walking Dead” Need A Gay Love Plot?

Screen Shot 2013-08-10 at 1.50.34 PMFans of The Walking Dead made it clear this week that there’s no zombie army large enough to take their minds off the real issues facing folks in a lawless, post-apocalyptic world. Sure, people may be dying at the hands of the undead, but why aren’t they having more sex?

Entertainment Weekly investigates.

The magazine had an exclusive chat with Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), the show’s hot daddy-type, on their Facebook page this week, where they plugged the upcoming season by probing him about his three-season love draught. “I get hit with that question a lot,” he said.

It’s safe to say the bromance between Daryl and Rick (Andrew Lincoln) will never be more than platonic, but there may be an opportunity for another certain gay love to blossom.

Reedus says:

“I think in Season 4, he and Steven [Yeun] — the Glenn character — I think they really, they have a lot of romantic time they spend together. Alone time. And I think, you know, it is a prison. I think that’s probably where his character’s going to go. Maggie? Who’s Maggie, you know what I mean? It’s Glenn and Daryl.”

Too bad it was a joke!

But he raises a good point (and frankly, one we’ve heard all too much about). Does The Walking Dead need a gay love plot? Of course, not every post-apocalyptic primetime thriller needs a gay couple, but that certainly didn’t stop CBS from casting the gay trifecta—a lesbian couple with a child!—in Under the Dome.

What do you think?