The Walking Dead is toying with us. They appear to have left the character Glenn (played by Steven Yeun) for dead and Rick (played by Andrew Lincoln) doesn’t look like he’s in a much better situation – although he’s fortunate enough to have the walls of an RV between him and the horde.
— Variety (@Variety) November 2, 2015
Seriously, fans are not pleased with the death of Glenn, if that’s what really happened.
RT if you hated this episode! 😤
— The Walking Dead (@twd_fan_page) October 26, 2015
Glenn was the first person to come into the show after Rick – well, if you don’t count Morgan, who was in a couple of episodes before he came back into it at the end of Season 5. Glenn’s first line is classic.
“Hey you… dumba**. Yeah, you in the tank.”
Imagine Glenn speaking to Rick that way. Glenn got Rick out of that tight situation and he has gotten himself out of tight situations in the past, but getting out of the zombie horde in the alleyway seems downright impossible.
Despite this, fans are not losing hope. There are a number of theories on how he escapes. First off, the walkers are not eating Glenn; they are eating Nicholas, who landed on top of Glenn. In Wetpaint five different ways Glenn could have survived are provided to fans that are praying he made it.
One of these includes the tactic he and Rick used in Season 1 to get away from the walkers – spreading the guts of the dead all over themselves. Maybe he did this with Nicholas’ guts and wriggled under the dumpster.
What we do know for sure is that Steven Yeun’s name was not mentioned on the Talking Dead that aired after the episode “Thank You.” Generally, anytime a character in the shows dies, they are mentioned “In Memoriam” on Talking Dead. But in The Walking Dead episode, Now, which aired the following week and revealed Morgan’s story, Steven Yeun wasn’t mentioned in the credits.
They are seriously messing with The Walking Dead‘s fans’ heads! According to E! Online, all that producer Scott Gimple will say on the matter is that fans will see Glenn again in some way.
“I’ll say this: In some way, we will see Glenn, some version of Glenn, or parts of Glenn again, either in flashback, or in the current story, to help complete the story.”
And then there is Rick. Fans were in such an uproar over his hand injury that, according to Vanity Fair, Gimple had to reveal to fans that he hadn’t been bitten.
“You can proclaim it from the mountaintops: His hand is safe! He will be wrapping it. There will be some ointments involved.”
— TWDTrueFacts (@TWDTrueFacts) November 7, 2015
Still, Rick’s in a pretty dicey situation in that RV. He even looks scared, more than fans have ever seen him, but he must survive if he is able to put ointment on his hand at some later time. However, Gimple was sure to point out that no one is safe in The Walking Dead universe.
“… this is a universe in which even a character like Rick Grimes can be killed off.”
At least it looks like fans will have a long time to watch it all unravel as The Walking Dead has been renewed for Season 7. Time reports that the announcement was made the day before Halloween. How fitting is that? AMC president Charlie Collier made the announcement himself.
“Thank goodness someone had a Magic 8-Ball with them in our many long internal meetings about these renewals. When, on the third shake, ‘without a doubt’ filled the murky blue screen, we knew we had to proceed with new seasons of The Walking Dead and Talking Dead.”
The Walking Dead fans seem to have just one response, “Thank you, Mr. Collier!”
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