If you tuned into "The Walking Dead's" Sunday night 90-minute, nail-biting episode , it could be that you missed some very important details giving clues to the fate of Daryl Dixon, played by Norman Reedus, according to News Everyday on November 15, 2016.

A house divided

"The Walking Dead" fans are currently divided into two categories; those for Negan, played by Jeffery Dean Morgan, and those who are highly against Negan and his horrific ways of handling matters. After watching the season opener's grueling death scene of Glenn, many were wondering how the rest of the season was going to fair.

Fans are not the only one's divided -- show characters are as well. Michonne, Carl, and Rosita just can't accept Negan as the end-all, be-all. The rest of Rick's followers, although hesitant, are following his choice to let Negan have control. At this point, accepting Negan and his barbaric ways seems like the life-saving option. No one wants to end up at the end of the barbed-wired bat to follow in Glenn's footsteps.

Why isn't Daryl speaking?

The rumor mill has started up that Daryl Dixon has lost his tongue.

In Sunday's episode, "Service," Negan and Dwight didn't stop with their torment and bullying. The pair humiliated Rick, targeted Enid and her balloons, made fun of Olivia's weight, and tortured Daryl even more. Fans are noticing that Daryl Dixon hasn't been talking; at all.

Daryl, silenced and completely broken, arrives with Negan. Every time he is asked a question there's body movement, some moaning and groaning, but there are no spoken words.

At one point Rick had asked if Daryl could stay and Negan replied not unless Daryl could "talk" him into it. There is a clue.

Towards the end of the episode viewers can see Dwight taking Daryl's motorcycle, taunting him, saying, "You could have it back, all you need to do is ask." This should force Daryl to speak, but he does not. It would not be much of a surprise if Daryl did lose his tongue, considering Negan was not a fan of his quick wit and stubbornness.

One thought is that viewers should understand that Daryl has never been one to ask anyone for anything in order to get out of the situation. He has never bowed down to anyone, always fighting for what he wants. It should come as no surprise that he is not giving in to Negan or Dwight.

Is Daryl biding his time?

This theory is possible as well. If you noticed at the beginning of the episode fans can clearly see an American Morse Code poster in Rick's home. The noises coming out of Daryl's mouth may not be in Morse Code; but have you noticed the blinking sequence of his eyes?

What do you think "Walking Dead" fans?

"The Walking Dead" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on AMC.

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