At long last, after weeks of anticipation and uncertainty, the biggest question of “The Walking Dead” Season 6 was finally answered Sunday. During episode 7, fans learned the fate of a fan-favorite character once and for all, and the actor who plays the part is now able to share his side of this highly secretive nightmare.
[SPOILER ALERT: The remainder of this article will discuss up to and through episode 7 of "The Walking Dead" Season 6.]
It was revealed during last night’s episode of the hit AMC zombie drama that Glenn (Steven Yeun) managed to narrowly escape the predicament he found himself in during episode 3 of Season 6. It turns out, a majority of fan’s theories were right. The body of Nicholas (Michael Traynor) provided a human shield for Glenn, giving him just enough time to slip under the dumpster and wait out all of the walkers until he could emerge safely. Just like that, Glenn was saved to return to both Alexandria and his pregnant wife Maggie (Lauren Cohan).
With Glenn’s fate being one of the biggest TV mysteries in recent memory, it’s not a surprise that the producers wanted to make sure Yeun’s presence on set or out and about in Atlanta, Georgia, didn’t inadvertently give people clues to his inevitable fate. Now that the story has been resolved, the 31-year-old actor appeared on “Talking Dead” to share his thoughts on the whirlwind experience of pretending to be dead on the show.
“I frequent a lot of takeout, and my apartment looks like a hoarder’s house,” the actor joked when asked by host Chris Hardwick if he had to actually sequester himself to avoid spoilers (via MTV News).
While the hiding was rough, the actor says it was mostly worth it to experience the fan reaction to seeing his character’s almost-death sequence. In fact, the guests on “Talking Dead” routinely mentioned that they’d already processed the character’s death mentally.
“I feel so amazed at the response,” Yeun said. “I think it proves that this world still can take that story of the good guy winning sometimes. I like that it’s not always something miserable happening, really accepting the fact that good guys survive.”
Yeun wasn’t the only member of “The Walking Dead” cast to dance around the topic of Glenn’s fate in the four weeks that AMC kept fans on the hook regarding the plotline. Stars Norman Reedus as well as Lauren Cohan have had to dodge questions in the press about whether or not the character made it out of his dire situation alive. In fact, Glenn’s eventual captor, Enid (Katelyn Nacon), had to avoid spoiling the cliffhanger while talking about her character to International Business Times.
Unfortunately, just because Glenn didn’t die in episode 3 doesn’t mean that he’s safe. Not only do the survivors of Alexandria have a breach in their wall, but the recent casting of a villain from the comic books has many people worried that the character of Glenn won’t be long for this world either way.
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