By Dalton Ross
July 14, 2014 at 01:00 PM EDT
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“If Daryl dies, we riot” has been a familiar refrain from fans of the crossbow-wielding Daryl Dixon. That means Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman could have a melee on his hands if he does indeed off Daryl as he promised on Entertainment Weekly Radio (although we’re pretty sure he was kidding). Regardless, Dixon devotees are likely to gasp at this exclusive new image from season 5 of the zombie drama, which returns in October on AMC. (Click on the Full Size magnifying tab to view the full image in all of its high resolution glory.)

In it, we see a bloodied and bruised Daryl, who has also been gagged and bound…and not in a sexy way as legions of ladies no doubt dream about on a daily basis. (Or maybe this is considered sexy. I have no idea. People are into some freaky stuff.)

Who is responsible for this heinous act of heiniosity?!? Are those bastards at Terminus behind roughing up our main man (as played by Norman Reedus)? And how will Daryl get out of such a predicament? Wait, he does get out of the predicament… right? Right?!? Anyhoo, if you didn’t already, go click on the Full Size magnifying tab to view the full image. Then keep those fingers crossed.

For more ‘Walking Dead’ intel, check out Entertainment Weekly’s Comic-Con preview package, on stands later this week. Also, follow Dalton on Twitter: Follow @DaltonRoss

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