While this week’s ‘Walking Dead’ didn’t even mention the mystery that is Glenn, sometimes it’s what you don’t say that speaks the loudest — or don’t list in the credits, as the case may be.
The debate of whether Glenn — played by Steven Yeun — is really dead or not on The Walking Dead is still going on, but in the beginning of the Nov. 1 episode all about Morgan, we were shocked to see a change. Steven’s name was not in the opening credits, at all. That’s the first time it’s been absent from the opening sequence since the pilot.
What does this mean? Will we ever find out what happened to Glenn? Well the answer to that is, yes, as the show producer, David Alpert confirmed to our sister site, Variety. However, after Scott M Gimple’s cryptic statement following the crazy episode that he appeared to die, we’re not so sure how we’ll see him: “In some way we will see Glenn, some version of Glenn, or parts of Glenn again to complete the story,” he said via statement on Talking Dead.
“I think that part of what that scene is about is the violence inflicted on Glenn, but from a bigger perspective, I think it’s really about his interactions with Nicholas,” David told Variety. “I feel like, regardless of what happened to Glenn, he paid a tremendous price for having been human to Nicholas, and that, to me, from an emotional point-of-view — whether or not Glenn is alive or dead or something else — the Glenn that we knew, the one that believed in the better side of humanity, I think is dead.”
Either way, Steven was spotted filming new scenes for The Walking Dead, so it’s very possible he’s still alive, or they could just be filming flashbacks. Regardless, we will find out his fate in the next four episodes, Scott confirmed to TVLine.
“I definitely want viewers to have an emotional experience either way,” Scott said. “There are twists and turns, and bad things happen. Ultimately, it’s all part of a bigger story. I hope that the audience will just wait to see the greater story and see how it all plays out. They’re kind of stopping in the middle of the movie, which they have to because there’s a week between the reels. But we’re still in the middle of the movie.”
Do you think Steven’s dead? Let us know.
— Emily Longeretta