In response to the Daryl spoiler: The "almost" part is just that. They will not kill off Daryl.
At least not in this season or the next. He has grown far too popular amongst the viewers/within the fandom, so to even fathom killing him off would be insanity. If that weren't enough, Norman Reedus getting many accolades and lots of attention for his role to even justify letting him die. Long-story short: Daryl will live.
As for Carol.. I can definitely see it. She is going to be wrought with grief for the rest of the season. They spent weeks (was it weeks?) searching for her little girl only to find out she was a zombie not even half a mile away from them. Then on top of that, she had to watch Rick shoot her own flesh and blood. She's lost everything. I guess the only thing she really has going for her is her friendship with Daryl at this point, but even I don't think that will be strong enough for her to want to continue on.
The only thing that has me thinking the previously mentioned shocker will not be Carol dying is because, well, it won't really be a shocker. I feel if she were to die, people would be expecting it, therefore it would not be as much as a surprise as we were lead to believe. Look at this board, for example. Nearly every single person here is saying something about how they can picture her running toward a zombie to be bitten (myself included). It is my personal thought that while Carol will die in that fashion somewhere down the line, I do not believe her death is going to be the shocker of the season.
I imagine it's going to be much bigger than that.
Edited by EnigmaticAlly, 29 November 2011 - 05:33 PM.