Daryl is passed out when Merle (!!!!) walks over to him. We see that he still has his hand, so we know it's just a beautiful dream. Daryl smirks when he opens his eyes to see this hallucination. Merle tells his dumb brother to take out the arrow and properly tie up his wound. Merle has the biggest shit-eating grin on his face and I just love it so much. Merle is unimpressed that the little brother he trained is going to die in the woods like a wimp. He's also a mite pissed that Daryl has devoted days to finding a little girl (and turns it into a disgusting comment... as you'd expect) but that he barely looked for Merle. A bloody Daryl calls him on the fact that he left the building. Merle has some feelings about Rick, who is the one that handcuffed him to the roof in the first place. "You're a joke is what you are. Playing errand boy to a bunch of pansy asses, ni***rs and democrats. You are nothing but a freak to them. Redneck trash. That's all you are. They are laughing at you behind their backs. I've got news for you son, one of these days they are gonna scrape you off their heels like you are dog shit." Then he advises him to wake up and go back to camp and shoot Rick in the face as payback. This is the best pep talk I've ever heard in my entire life.
After leaving him with the thought that no one else will care about him the way that his obviously loving brother will, Merle starts kicking the hell out of Daryl in order to make him wake up. We zoom back in to see that Merle's disappeared (boo!) and there's a walker who is trying to attack Daryl. Not sure why, he wasn't moving and was laying totally still. How did the walkers know he was fresh meat? Is it because he wasn't hiding under a car? Anyway, Daryl gets to kicking some zombie ass, even in his weakened state and then does one of the grossest things I've seen on this show and rips the arrow out of his side. Doesn't sound bad, but instead of pushing it backwards, he pulls it through the front so all of those sharp little edges have make their way through his love handles. Still, he manages to shoot a zombie right in the face with remarkable accuracy, despite the blood loss and near-death experience. This is because he's awesome.
After a momentary blackout, he gets himself back up, properly ties off his wound (begrudgingly acknowledging his brother's helpful advice), guts the squirrel he caught earlier and eats it raw. Then he steals a shoelace and some ears off the walkers and makes himself a memento and climbs back up the ridge. When he's a few feet from the top, he gets stuck again. Thankfully, Vision Merle appears again to call his brother girl's names. The brothers fight about who helped who while they were growing up. Then Merle starts teasing him about his 'shroom-induced Chupacabra vision, which stirs up Daryl's anger and fuels him to the top. Fantastic. I love Merle so much. I really wish he'd find a way to comeback and haunt some other people.