The Walking Dead: Daryl and Connie Romance Confirm (SPOILER)

Less platonic? That would be Daryl and Connie, with Connie being the new arrival in Magna’s group. If the show is making it pretty clear that Daryl and Carol will stay platonic, it’s also making it equally clear that Daryl and Connie will probably not just stay friends. Kelly, Connie’s sister is wink wink nudge nudging her about Daryl at every turn.

So much to the dismay of some fans, Carol is starting to press Daryl on Connie, and that is expanded on further in a scene in tonight’s episode I won’t get into, but the gist of it is “what’s going on there, Daryl buddy?”

The Daryl and Connie storyline has been indisputably cute. She lights up whenever she sees him. He is learning signing language to speak with her better. His dog loves her. All the ingredients are there except for the fact that Daryl…just doesn’t date people. Last episode Connie told Daryl that he was “family” which doesn’t sound particularly sexy, and yet the entire vibe of this relationship is that these two will end up together at some point.

If Connie doesn’t die first.

In the past, I would say this was almost a guarantee. The Walking Dead is obsessed with tragedy, and killing off Connie to enrage Daryl against the Whisperers seems like a move they’d do. And yet I have more faith in the Angela Kang era of the show which seems less interested in cheap thrills like that, and more about developing real character relationships. I just can’t imagine they would build up this Daryl and Connie thing for two years only to fridge her right when it starts.

With apologies to Daryl and Carol fans, I simply don’t think it’s going to happen. Granted this is TV and The Walking Dead feels like it’s going to be on forever, so never say never. But for now, Connie is the clear choice, and Carol and Daryl’s BFF status isn’t going anywhere.

Facebook launches new payment service

Facebook has launched a new payments system that will work across its app ecosystem - Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Appropriately named Facebook Pay, it will begin rolling out on Facebook and Messenger this week in the US for fundraisers, in-game purchases, event tickets, person-to-person payments on Messenger and purchases from select Pages and businesses on Facebook Marketplace.

"Over time, we plan to bring Facebook Pay to more people and places, including for use across Instagram and WhatsApp," Deborah Liu, Vice President, Marketplace and Commerce at Facebook, said in a statement late Tuesday.

Facebook Pay supports most major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal.

The social media giant said Facebook Pay is built on existing financial infrastructure and partnerships, and is separate from the Calibra wallet which will run on the Libra network, the company's digital currency.

You can start using Facebook Pay on Facebook or Messenger with just a few taps.

Go to "Settings," then "Facebook Pay" on the Facebook app or website, add a payment method and the next time you make a payment, use Facebook Pay.

Once Facebook Pay is available on WhatsApp and Instagram, you'll be able to set it up directly within each app.

Facebook said it has processed more than $2 billion in donations alone since it launched first fundraising tools in 2015.

"With Facebook Pay, we're continuing to invest in security. We designed Facebook Pay to securely store and encrypt your card and bank account numbers, perform anti-fraud monitoring on our systems to detect unauthorized activity and provide notifications for account activity,a said Liu.

The users can add a PIN or use device biometrics, such as touch or face ID recognition, for an extra layer of security when sending money or making a payment.