‘The Walking Dead’ reveals Glenn’s fate

23 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘The Walking Dead’ recap: What you suspected about Glenn is true.

It’s fast becoming the year of characters returning from almost certain death in TV, as The Walking Dead’s Glenn returned unscathed from an enormous zombie attack in last night’s episode.

Beloved “The Walking Dead” character Glenn Rhee was brought back to life on Sunday night’s episode in a major plot twist, four weeks after he appeared to be eaten alive by zombies in one of the show’s most gruesome deaths to date. There was a crackpot theory that he used Nicholas’ body to shield him from the feasting zombies, which was mostly discounted as preposterous – except it turned out to be pretty much true. But fans have been left hanging on whether Glenn was definitively killed for weeks now, because the camera cut away during his ambiguous death sequence. In “Heads Up” (Episode 607), Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) is ecstatic to learn that her missing husband Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) is alive despite plunging into a zombie swarm.

Nobody should expect or harbor any illusions about it being “Meet the Press.” Still, the show continues to treat its viewers as if they’re as mindless as the zombies who populate the mother ship. But as we saw at the start of Sunday’s episode, those were indeed Nicholas’ organs being munched on, and Glenn quickly slid under a dumpster to safety, where he waited until the herd had cleared by the next morning. Actor Steven Yeun had made no comment whatsoever since Glenn’s fate was called into question, but finally broke his silence on Sunday after the episode aired, with a special message during a commercial break during AMC’s Into the Badlands. “I’ve been following everything you’ve been saying and it’s meant so much to me to see all of your support and concern for Glenn,” said Yeun during the message. “The Walking Dead has the best fans in the world and I’m happy to be back.” Yeun also appeared as a guest on Sunday’s Talking Dead, where Chris Hardwick asked him what life has been like since the mystery of his death first took hold. “I have not been out much,” said Yeun. “I frequent a lot of take-out. But just as Maggie rushes to tell Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) this wonderful news, disaster strikes when a fire-damaged tower topples over and destroys part of the wall protecting Alexandria from undead and living predators. But after the weeks of speculation prompted by the “Is Glenn dead?” story line, there were all sorts of questions he could have asked – without being negative or accusatory – instead of just acting as a cheerleader and apologist. “The story we were telling was one of uncertainty,” explained showrunner Scott M.

It’s kind of been overwhelming,” “People on the show all have to sign NDAs, Non Disclosure Agreements,” executive producer Gale Anne Hurd added, joking “but in this case we literally said, do you talk in your sleep and if someone said yes we offered them some duct tape so they could duct tape their months and not spoil it.” As for Glenn, it appeared he died four episodes ago after being trapped with Nicholas (Michael Traynor) on top of a dumpster and surrounded by ravenous “walkers.” Believing there was no escape, Nicholas shot himself and fell into the zombie pit, dragging Glenn with him. Still, the resolution of that plot (and SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t watched) left a number of unanswered questions, most involving the extent to which the producers went out of their way to at the very least misdirect the audience, and potentially mislead it. This enabled Glenn to scooch under the dumpster and wait it out until the zombies dispersed. “Heads up” are the first words Glenn hears upon emerging.

What did you hope to accomplish by issuing that rather cryptic statement about again seeing “some version of Glenn, or parts of Glenn again, either in flashback or in the current story,” as opposed to just staying mum? A similar controversy has swirled around the fate of Jon Snow on “Game of Thrones” ever since the popular hero was seemingly stabbed to death in the June season finale. And while a bit of artistic license is understandable, one needn’t be a nitpicker to feel that even a show about zombies shouldn’t become the TV version of the boy who cried wolf. Glenn’s words of encouragement soon ring hollow for Enid, however, because she’s terrified to see hundreds upon hundreds of walkers outside Alexandria. As close as Hardwick came was putting on a mock voice of someone who might have complained “Why were you trying to trick me?,” only to dismiss that out of hand.

But once he found safety or something that he could fortify his life all he could probably think about was making sure that he could create more life.” In the meantime, check out what showrunner Scott Gimple had to say about Glenn’s fate as well as a video of Yeun revealing his best day ever on set below, and for more Walking Dead intel, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss. He isn’t a journalist (although in terms of adding a modicum of sobriety to the conversation, occasionally including a few of them among the third-party voices would help immeasurably), and everyone knows where the bread’s being buttered.

Rick executed Ron’s abusive father Pete (Corey Brill) in the Season 5 finale and recently began a romantic relationship with Ron’s mother Jessie (Alexandra Breckenridge).

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