It may not mean much to those who haven’t read Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comic series, but AMC has now confirmed the identity of the male character introduced in last Sunday night’s episode played by Austin Amelio. The character, who wasn’t named in the episode, is indeed Dwight, as we suggested in this week’s recap.
Comic readers also understand why this is a big deal.
It appears as though Sunday night’s episode provided something of an origins story that wasn’t in the comics for the two major characteristics of Dwight (COMIC SPOILERS HEREON OUT): He wields a signature crossbow, and half of his face has been burned with an iron.
As for that signature crossbow, thanks to last Sunday night’s episode, we now know how he got it: He stole it from Daryl.