Many fans have deducted that this figure is Dwight, ruling against the alternative option of Daryl Dixon having tracked down Rosita. Daryl is seen in the preview clips of Episode 7x15 with the rest of his group, indicating he is not near Negan's hideout.
Many of the fans who are suspecting Dwight to have tracked down Rosita are also using knowledge of Robert Kirkman's The Walking Dead comics to back their theories. Seeing as Dwight is revealed to be a traitor in the comic books, it appears he will out himself as an ally to Rick's army through an interaction with a character who truly hates him.
During The Walking Dead's PaleyFest panel, Amelio was asked by a fan if he sees any redemption for the character. The actor said the script which saw Dwight's emotional side was "Refreshing" because he wasn't popping out from behind a tree but, more importantly, "People are gonna get to see what he truly cares about and what he's fighting for."
As for the redemption itself, Amelio simply said, "I hope so."
However, it's Kirkman's response which will gets fan stirred up. The writer and creator of the zombie drama quickly quipped, "Read the comic!"
Season 7 has followed its comic book source material more closely than most seasons before it. Several character deaths and lines of dialogue have been accurately adapted, especially those which involve Jeffrey Dean Morgan's portrayal of Negan. For Dwight, the turning point might not be too far away.
"He's a lone soldier at this point," Amelio told ComicBook.com. "I think he's just making smart chess moves in order to fulfill the bigger picture of what he wants to do."
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