It’s no secret that somebody died in the last few seconds of The Walking Dead‘s sixth season finale, and AMC has been encouraging fans to guess about the survival of their favorite characters all summer. A new preview clip from last night’s episode of Talking Dead has some ominous implications for one of the series’ most beloved characters, so consider this your spoiler warning!
Ordinarily, a video of Austin Amelio‘s Dwight navigating a zombie roadblock wouldn’t draw much attention. But in this new clip, he just so happens to be wearing Daryl’s signature vest and riding his bike…and that’s why fans are immediately assuming that Daryl was the one who was killed by Negan. But would AMC really give the game away over a month before the seventh season premiere?
There’s a good chance that this is simply the network’s way of trolling us and making fans speculate about its meaning. Dwight stole Daryl’s crossbow in their first meeting, so there is a precedent for him stealing from Daryl that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s dead. Although, if Dwight was smart, he wouldn’t have pulled that trick twice on Daryl. That’s just asking for an ass-kicking.
Note that Dwight is also by himself in this scene, rather than among Negan’s men. That raises an intriguing question about what Dwight is up to, and if his agenda on the show will directly follow his character’s trajectory from the comic.
The Walking Dead season 7 will arrive on Sunday, October 23 on AMC.
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