Warning! This post is filled with spoilers from the Walking Dead episode Thank You. If you haven’t watched this episode yet, please wait till you watch the episode so we can discuss.
The Walking Dead possibly had its biggest character death this week. In a truly tragic scene we watch what seems to be Glenn getting torn apart by a herd of Walkers. What makes this scene heartbreaking is that there is no closure. No goodbye to Maggie, no goodbye to the group just a horrific scene of no hope.
If Glen is truly dead then this was excellent decision. The scene was so gut wrenching, shocking and heartbreaking it made you feel for the first time in the series that no one is truly safe. It was always unspoken that certain characters were safe or was at most meet the same faith of there demise in the comics.
What so great about this is that his death shows you that this is a cold world. Any compassion could led to death. This season so far has been about consequences. Morgan didn’t kill the wolves and in return they almost kill Rick. Rick didn’t go back to Alexandria when he heard the gunshots and finds Judith’s formula in one of the Wolves pockets. Finally, Glen showed compassion for someone who was weak and unstable and it may have cost him his life.
Now there is the possiblity that Glen is very much alive. As happy as I would be to see Glenn alive it cheapens last weeks moment. It makes what happened meaningless. It completely takes away the genuine feelings fans had watching what they perceive was is death and reaffirm that everyone you care about is truly safe. No need to worry because Carol,Rick,Carl,Darryl and Michonne are safe. We don’t need a Walking Dead in which everyone lives. We need to have consequences. We need to live in fear that as every episode goes by we may lose a character that we love. That’s what makes the Walking Dead the show that it is today.