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THE WALKING DEAD: Did That Really Happen?!

SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, turn back now because we are going to be dissecting, dismantling, and disemboweling some super-spoilery content in today’s episode of Nerdist News.

Okay, are we safe? Great. GLENN WHY?! WHY GLENN WHYYYYYY?!

Last night’s Walking Dead was nothing short of brutal, and it truly seems that everyone’s favorite pizza boy-turned-supply runner, Glenn, has gone to that great, flesh-eating beyond. But is he really dead? Are we being tomfooled?! Is this just Jon Snow by way of Robert Kirkman? Join Dan Casey and Kyle Hill on today’s Nerdist News as they break down every single piece of evidence we’ve seen so far that Glenn is dead, alive, or just waiting to get a sweet pair of robot legs (it could totally happen).

Although, to be fair, maybe that isn’t the point of it all. In an interview with Vanity Fair, actor Steven Yuen had some strong words for people only watching The Walking Dead to see who bites it:

“I don’t particularly want to subscribe to the idea that this show can kill off anybody it wants. Yes, it can. Yes, that’s a thing. That’s definitely a thing. But I think that’s not the point of the show. Game of Thrones kills people left and right and yet that’s not the point of the show. Sometimes you look at the viewers and you feel kind of bad because they’re watching the show like an episode ofSurvivor. They’ve picked two people or one person and if that person continues to live, they’re happy. If that person wasn’t in an episode, they’re unhappy. But when you watch the show like that you’re missing out on such beautiful storytelling.

We talk in terms of “are you afraid to get killed off?” And for me, if it serves the story, I’m game for anything. I hope people can watch the show in that same regard. Stop watching it to see if your favorite character is still alive. That’s kind of been on my mind lately because you notice a lot of fans saying “we want you to live, or we want this person to die” and it’s like, that’s not what the show’s about.”

Well said, Steven, but who are we kidding? Of course we care about the character deaths! Or the supposed deaths! Or the fake-out deaths! So much to theorize about, so little time…

Thanks for watching today’s show! Don’t forget to enter our Attack on Titan contest in order to win a trip to Japan! And let us your theories on whether or not Glenn is alive in the comments below!

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