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Obviously, there are spoilers from last night’s big Walking Dead episode in this article. If you haven’t watched, yet, this may not be the article for you. If you already know what happened, go ahead and delve in!
Last night, The Walking Dead finally delivered the episode fans have been waiting weeks for. The AMC drama showed us that Glenn was alive (but thirsty) and had managed to escape the horde of walkers that nearly took his life. After the episode, actor Steven Yeun—who plays Glenn—popped up on The Talking Dead to discuss how he feels about Glenn’s fate. Unsurprisingly, he’s very happy. But the reason behind his happiness should give you cause to smile. Here’s what he had to say:
I feel so amazed at the response… I think it proves that this world still can take that story of the good guy winning sometimes. I like that it’s not always something miserable happening, really accepting the fact that good guys survive.
Yeun’s also probably pretty happy because he’s finally able to go out into public life again. During the weeks that Glenn’s fate wasn’t resolved, he was tasked with sticking to his home and not spending too much time out in public. This means he hasn’t really been getting out much, either, and even called his apartment a “hoarder’s house” filled with lots of takeout. So, not only is the resolution of the Glenn plotline a win for good guys everywhere, it also means that Steven Yeun has a whole lot more freedom again.
Last night’s big resolution to the Glenn plotline saw a lot of avid fans get their wish. As Nicholas was being consumed by a bunch of walkers, Glenn managed to crawl under the dumpster located nearby and saved his skin. He later encountered Enid and drank some water. Eventually, the two were able to release balloons signaling their location, but can’t get to where they need to go, as a ton of walkers are surrounding the safe haven. Still, Glenn is alive, and that’s something even Steven Yeun is celebrating.
What’s also probably worth it? He won’t have to spend another 7 hours shooting scenes with flies and pork under a dumpster again.
Obviously, this week’s episode still left questions to be answered. As expected, we saw neither hide nor hair of Negan, but we also still don’t know who called for help, despite rumors running around. And the show still hasn’t given us the Saviors. We have no idea what The Walking Dead has in store for its midseason finale, but obviously, it’s going to be pretty exciting.
Tune in for AMC's The Walking Dead’s midseason finale on Sunday, November 29 at 9 p.m. ET; The Talking Dead airs after. In addition, TWD is expected to return on Sunday, February 14, also at 9 p.m. ET.