It looks like the premiere episode of "The Walking Dead" season 7 will be a heartbreaking one for fans of Daryl.
A few months ago, The Spoiling Dead fan site posted photos of a disheveled Daryl hanging out with Negan. This has led to speculations that he might no longer return to Alexandria. In the image, the actor was wearing beige scrubs with a red "A" spray on its front.
Recently, the fan site published new details about the upcoming season, particularly some alleged details on Daryl's time with Negan which includes an episode dedicated to them. The post read:
Characters: Daryl, Negan, Dwight, Sherry, Saviors
Location: The majority of the episode takes place at the Sanctuary. There was also filming in different areas around Griffin for a car chase scene.
- Seems to focus on the inner-workings of the Sanctuary
- Daryl is tortured as a prisoner. Might make a failed escape attempt.
- Dwight is involved in a chase scene where he and a few other Saviors chase down a rogue Savior who has escaped the Sanctuary
The allegedly leaked description does not only suggest that Negan is killing two characters, but that he is also taking Daryl away from Rick. If Daryl gets killed next season, there won't be anyone to track the enemies, especially since he is the protector of Alexandria.
The season 6 finale saw 11 Alexandria Safe Zone survivors kept hostage in the deathly den of Negan. The survivors were Rick, Carl, Michonne, Daryl, Glenn, Maggie, Abe, Eugene, Rosita, Aaron and Sasha. Towards the end of the episode, Negan made a major blow to one of his hostages by beating him/her repeatedly with Lucille, his baseball bat.
"The Walking Dead" season 7 premieres on Oct. 23 on AMC.