The Walking Dead's Plan To Reveal Glenn's Fate

There are spoilers in this article, obviously, if you aren’t caught up on The Walking Dead. Everyone still here? Alright, let’s go.

It has been two weeks since the fateful moment when Nicholas and Glenn were stuck together on a dumpster and the former decided to end his life, pulling Glenn into a glut of zombies in the process. In the time since, we’ve obsessed over clues related to whether or not the fan-favorite character could possibly have survived, but The Walking Dead hasn’t returned to the storyline at all. Recently, however, TWD actor Ross Marquand revealed a bit about The Walking Dead’s big plan to reveal Glenn’s fate. Namely, it’s coming soon:

[The answer is] right around the corner… The showrunner and the writers are not planning on keeping the audience in suspense the entire season.

It’s actually pretty incredible that more news from The Walking Dead doesn’t leak, as filming for the hit AMC series happens well before the series ever hits the cable schedule. This also means that the actors know a good bit about what is to come, which is why Marquand’s comments to should be credible. And it’s good to know that we won’t be having to wait to get answers until The Walking Dead comes back for its second half this winter.

The actor also told the outlet that Aaron and Maggie are both “optimists” despite the fact that they live in a world filled with zombies and are constantly dealing with threats. So, it seems they are with the #TeamGlennLives fans.

I think, truthfully, they're the type of people who are optimists. They're very pragmatic but they're also the type of people that say, 'Listen, let's not rule out hope until there's legitimate proof that someone is dead or something is over.'

Thus, just like the audience, the two characters are dealing with all of the emotions and uncertainty related to what happened to Glenn. It’s pretty fitting, actually, for the characters to be in the same shoes as the audience. In a lot of ways, the whole plot reminds me of when Carol’s daughter, Sophia, went missing way back at the beginning of Season 2. Obviously, that story didn’t have a happy ending, but this one still could... maybe.

Granted, The Walking Good has done a lot of information revealing ever since Glenn died/hid under a dumpster/used Nick’s entrails to escape the zombies/turned into a zombie himself/whatever else could have happened. This week, we learned that Maggie is pregnant, and she had revealed that information to Glenn shortly before he suffered whatever fate the Walking Dead had in store for him. It was good to get that plot point out into the open, but it still doesn’t answer the questions we have related to what happened to good ‘ol Glenn.

Tune in to find out when The Walking Dead airs next Sunday at 9 p.m. ET, only on AMC.

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