The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere: Biggest WTF moments

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3. Daryl punches Negan, gets taken as a hostage

Not only did Negan kill Abraham, he took excessive joy in it. He smiles like it’s the funniest thing in the world, and even mocks the recently deceased soldier. Already saddened, Negan’s mockery ends up really pissing off Daryl. So much so, that Daryl gets up and socks Negan right in the face.

It’s not long before Negan’s men take Daryl down. Dwight aims Daryl’s own crossbow directly at him, begging Negan to let him finish the job. But Negan spares Daryl. It seems he can find some other use for him instead.

The Saviors take Daryl and throw him in the back of a van. He becomes an insurance policy for the group, so to speak. Taking him as a hostage further keeps Rick’s group in check. Not only will they have to deal with the loss of Abraham, Daryl won’t be around to help them either.

Of course, that’s not even the worst of it. Taking Daryl alone isn’t a suitable enough punishment. Negan has to dish out another punishment. He has to prove that he’s serious that disrespect will not be tolerated. This, very sadly, leads us to this moment…