(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you have not watched Sunday’s episode of “The Walking Dead”)
“The Walking Dead” fan favorite character Glenn appeared to meet a shocking and untimely end, eaten to death by a herd of walkers on Sunday night’s episode of the AMC zombie series.
But showrunner Scott M. Gimple foreshadowed Glenn’s return in a note he wrote that was shared on aftershow “Talking Dead” by host Chris Hardwick:
“Dear fans of ‘The Walking Dead,’ this is a hard story to tell and when we were planning to tell it, we knew our friends at ‘The Talking Dead’ would be talking to you about it. And knowing you’d all be talking and feeling and commiserating, I knew we should say something about it, lest our silence say something we didn’t mean to say or not say. So I’ll say this: In some way, we will see Glenn, some version of Glenn, or parts of Glenn again, either in flashback or in the current story, to help complete the story.”
Played by Steven Yuen, Glenn first appeared on “The Walking Dead” in Season 1, Episode 2, and has been part of the series’ core group of characters ever since. On Sunday night, he met an unceremonious apparent demise, accidentally knocked into a herd of walkers by the falling body of another character, whom he’d tried to protect.
Glenn was then apparently devoured by walkers, a development that roiled Twitter users:
Damn, Walking Dead…that was seriously heartbreaking.
– Eric Deggans at NPR (@Deggans) October 26, 2015
“Hi, my name is-” *gets eaten by a zombie* –every new character on “The Walking Dead”
– Exploding Unicorn (@XplodingUnicorn) October 26, 2015
Glen died from The walking dead…. )”: The Walking Dead will never be the same again. – Bryson (@BrysonTV) October 26, 2015
– Therese Apel (@TRex21) October 26, 2015
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