Monday, October 26, 2015

AMC is trolling the whole world with Glenn's death on The Walking Dead.

AMC is trolling the whole world with Glenn's death. Sometimes, I feel like (to use Lady Gaga's words) that I'm in a "Bad Romance" with The Walking Dead. Week after week, it beats me up to the point that I need therapy. Yet I still come crawling back.

If you don't know, we're three episodes into the sixth season, and Glenn was in a pretty hopeless situation having fallen from atop a garbage bin into a herd of walkers. Our last shot of him were guts being pulled all red and glistening from what looks like his corpse. I say this last point with caution because Glenn fell from atop the garbage bin with Nicholas in his arms. Did Nicholas land on top of him? Is that Nicholas' body we're seeing being ripped apart? And if so, Will Glenn survive by being coated in zombie parts and blood and all things vile and be able to walk out of there?
Are those Glenn's innards? Or are they Nicholas'? Damn you AMC!
It honestly doesn't seem very likely that Glenn could be alive. At this point, I'm comfortable saying that 95% of me thinks he's dead. But I hate this "uncertainty." The showrunner didn't have to film this sequence with such ambiguity. None of the other deaths have been ambiguous at all. Glenn could have fallen from atop the garbage bin a few seconds after Nicholas fell. That would have dispelled any and all theories that Glenn could somehow survive. As it is, even The Talking Dead featured no interview with Steven Yeun, which is normally how the show likes to play major deaths. It also didn't list him in the official list of deaths and then it referred to Glenn's death as "the most shocking moment from tonight" rather than "Glenn's death."

Shame on you AMC. You did this on purpose. It's not going to make me stop watching the show, but to shamelessly troll the emotions of a HUGE audience that will want to make up reasons for a beloved character to be alive seems like a desperate cash grab. Sigh. I guess I'll have to just put up with it until they decide to definitively answer the question by showing Glenn's reanimated corpse. However, if AMC holds true to form (like they did with Beth), it will be half a season before we get any more clarity on what happened to Glenn.

What do you Walking Dead fans think? Is Glenn dead? Is it possible for him to somehow survive? Is AMC trolling all of us and laughing its ass off?

I just don't want to admit that this is how it ends. Not for Glenn. He deserved better. 


  1. I think the show is just playing with its audience now. And now you'll have to crawl back to the next episode.
    Sorry, I was watching the Panthers beat the Eagles...

  2. I've been pretty upset by this since it aired. I feel like he's dead, but I really want to have him show up ALIVE at the end of next week's episode. Because Glenn DOES deserve better!

  3. After watching this episode, I did think Glenn was dead, but you've got me scratching my head now and wondering if I'm being played. I do hope he's alive because he does deserve better.

  4. Soap operas do that all the time. You have a gun go off Friday and then make everyone wait until Monday to see who got shot, though of course not first thing.

  5. I love, love, love Glenn and don't want him to be dead but I also think it will be really dumb if he somehow survives that.

  6. I think he is alive. If he is dead, what's the point of all this?

  7. I was as shocked with Glenn's "death" as I was with Beth's. AMC sure knows how to break my heart. My son keeps hoping Rick will be killed by The Govenor. He's hoping his corpse is still out there reeking terror :)

  8. You really need to be careful putting spoilers in the title of your blog. I haven't had a chance to watch that episode and wouldn't have read further if I'd known it was about Walking Dead but unfortunately the title gave it away. No biggie but something to think about for next time.

    BTW, if you aren't watching The Last Kingdom you should do it. It's on BBC America on Saturday nights.

    1. Sorry about that. My write up today came from a very emotional place last night.

  9. Oh, so that's what happened. I've been hearing rumblings about a big shocking, but I had no idea what it was. They're playing it like he's not dead, so...

  10. Ewww. That second photo alone will keep me from watching the show. But then I'm one of the few people left on the planet who haven't been watching the show.