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I think most of are probably on the same page regarding last night’s episode of The Walking Dead. The storytelling has overall been great this season, and even with the popular AMC series milking the potential death of Glenn for all it is worth, we’ve still had some pretty cool episodes in the interim. Last night potentially introduced us to the group from the comics known as The Saviors and ended on a shocking note when someone—many fans presumed Glenn—cried for help over a walkie talkie feed. However, The Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus refuted our hopes when he admitted the voice was absolutely and definitely not Glenn. Here’s what he had to say:
It’s not Glenn. But it’s probably somebody at Alexandria with all we know that’s happening there.
In the interview with EW, Reedus declined to expand on this thought further, so it’s difficult to tell whether the person who was crying for help is someone we have already met on the series or the brief introduction of a brand new character. I suppose Reedus could also be straight-up lying about who said “help” over the walkie talkie, but that’s a pretty definitive statement rather than a tease, so I’m going to take him for his word, here.
Obviously, even if the voice wasn’t Glenn as anticipated, there will still need to be some sort of resolution to the story at some point. Glenn’s probable/potential death was unexpected for a lot of fans—especially those that are familiar with the source material and know about the iconic moment between Glenn and Negan in Robert Kirkman’s series. It should be noted that The Walking Dead has never been afraid to diverge from the source material, and the show has been all the better for it, meaning there’s a good chance that Glenn is dead, even though Gimple has said we haven’t seen the last of him.
Reedus himself says the episode three weeks ago was a hard one to get through.
I had the same reaction. He’s such a beloved character and such a good friend of mine. You know, I saw what I saw in that episode. And I was in that episode. And I was still pissed off at the end of the episode. I was in shock, and I was there! So I felt it too. You see what you see and that’s the point. If it hurts, it hurts. And if it’s shocking, it’s shocking. You’re supposed to feel the pain. That’s the idea.
Recently, TWD actor Ross Marquand stated that we will get a resolution to Glenn’s story sooner rather than later and since there are only two more episodes until The Walking Dead takes its midseason break, I’m hopeful we’ll get answers before the big hiatus. Tune in to find out when AMC airs new episodes on Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET.