Charles Michael Davis
I think Daryl is going to be somewhat disappointed to find Merle alive. I just picture Daryl being secretly somewhat relieved that he no longer had Merle dragging him around trying to teach him to "be a man" and act a certain way. I don't Daryl ever got to be himself until Merle was gone. Once he no longer had that influence, he blossomed. So with Merle back, I think Daryl will struggle with reverting back to who he was and staying who he is.

But ultimately, he'll choose the people who always accepted him. It wouldn't shock me if Daryl kills Merle to save Rick at the end of the season.