First official clip from Season 7 of The Walking Dead hints at a favorite character’s fate

AMC has finally released the first official clip from the upcoming new season of The Walking Dead. The one-minute sneak peek premiered during the Season 7 preview special and has now found its merry way online.

The clip features Dwight (Austin Amelio, introduced last season) sporting some very familiar duds — namely Daryl Dixon’s (Norman Reedus) trademark angel-winged leather vest — and riding his bike. So, what does that mean for our favorite crossbow-wielding-squirrel-hunting-motorcycle-riding red neck?

Nothing super exciting actually happens in the clip, but if I were a betting woman, I’d bet a fair amount of squirrel pelts and gigantic cans of chocolate pudding that sneak peek is there to troll us make us anxious about Daryl’s ultimate fate at the hands of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Could this be a case of misdirection on AMC’s part? That’s a fair assumption to make, and I hope it means Daryl won’t be the one who meets Lucille (Negan’s beloved barbed-wired baseball bat. See pic above) when the show returns in the fall.

What do you think? Have a look at the clip below, and chime in with your thoughts. Who do you think will get the bat when Season 7 of The Walking Dead premieres on Oct. 23?

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