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Last night's episode of The Walking Dead left some of our heroes bruised and battered, some separated and some dead. Abraham and Glenn both ended up biting the dust at the hands of Negan, but Glenn was a likable character until the very end. During "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be" Negan took out Glenn as a way to punish the group after Daryl acted out. As he was dying, Glenn told Maggie he would find her, thus lending a little poignance to a horrific moment. Following the episode, actors Lauren Cohen and Steven Yeun spoke out about what they really thought those words meant. Here's what Cohen had to say:
I mean I feel like in this life or the next. They're star-crossed lovers. I mean time and place doesn't erase that. I think, 'I'll find you, I'll be with you, I'll watch over you. I'll watch over the baby. I'll be there.'
Speaking from Hollywood Forever Cemetery after the episode, AMC's The Talking Dead really got into what the first episode of the season meant for the characters. Glenn and Abraham's deaths were both important ones, but Glenn had been with the series from the very beginning. His relationship with Maggie was also one of the more hopeful components of The Walking Dead over the years, and the fact the two had been expecting a child made his death even harder.
Still, Steven Yeun would not change the way he went out on the TV series at all. He told Chris Hardwick, the audience watching and the rest of the cast that Glenn's death was perfect and that it was meaningful to be able to say those final words to Maggie and to give her a little bit of closure. Here's what Steven Yeun had to say:
I think Glenn died in a very Glenn way, which is perfect. Still not thinking about himself. I think it's appropriate that he ends there and then it's also appropriate that he puts those last words out as a final, 'Look out for each other.'
There's no doubt that Glenn's death was horrifying. Negan had already killed Abraham by the time he set his intentions on Glenn. To make matters worse, it was Daryl who really caused Glenn's death, landing a punch on Negan. Then, Negan chose to retaliate by killing Glenn rather than taking out Daryl. Glenn's death was brutal---I don't think I need to describe the eyeball thing---and it won't be forgotten anytime soon.