‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6 Finale: Audio Proof Glenn Died
Negan made his unforgettable debut in the 90-minute finale of The Walking Dead Season 6, and he most definitely killed one of our beloved survivors.
As we predicted, however, the identity of Negan’s first victim wasn’t yet revealed thanks to clever camera work, but some very devoted fans have slowed down the last few seconds of that brutal final scene and they believe they’ve figured out exactly who Negan beat to death with Lucille.
Once the audio is slowed down, it sounds like several characters — including pregnant Maggie Greene — are shouting Glenn Rhee’s name.
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First, a woman’s primal scream is heard, and it makes sense Mags would let out quite a yell if the love of her life was being beaten to a pulp just feet away from her.
Then a male’s voice (possibly Abraham Ford) says something that sounds an awful lot like “Glenn,” and someone else (maybe Carl Grimes?) screams, “No!”
The kicker? At the very end of the audio clip, someone who sounds like Maggie can be heard uttering what sounds like “Hold on, Glenn.”
Glenn’s death at Negan’s hands won’t come as a complete shock because that’s exactly how the former pizza delivery boy goes out in the comic books, but we were holding out hope the show might take the “remix” approach.
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Even Steven Yeun seemed optimistic about that at one point.
“I know people are going to always go, ‘Negan kills Glenn in the comics,’ but rest assured that we don’t necessarily do what’s in the comics,” he said back in March. “There’s a clear divide in the way we tell a story on television, and the way that story is told in the comics, because it has to be.”
The 32-year-old added, “Everybody will have to see what happens, but we definitely tell our story in the way that television should be told.”
On Talking Dead, Robert Kirkman did say Negan murders someone “who is very beloved to everyone,” but that could apply to just about anyone kneeling in that final scene.
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Sure, the audio evidence Glenn is the goner is telling. But given the measures director Greg Nicotero took to ambiguously shoot that heartbreaking sequence before Lucille met someone’s head, we think he would’ve told the actors not to shout Glenn’s name, especially since he had to know fans would be dissecting this section bit by bit.
We’re praying for you, Glenn!
The Walking Dead Season 7 premieres this fall on AMC.
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