‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6: Did Glenn Just Foreshadow His Own Death?
The Walking Dead Season 6, Episode 12 was a big one for Glenn Rhee — it chronicled his first and second human kills and ended with his baby mama Maggie Greene getting kidnapped by The Saviors.
We’ve already talked about Maggie’s current predicament, but what about Glenn’s kills? He’d somehow survived nearly six full seasons without taking another human’s life, but that all changed in Episode 12 when he came in contact with The Saviors.
The former pizza delivery boy knew these dudes were bad news and stabbed two of them in the head with only slight hesitation, but it’s what he saw afterward that has us worried.
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As Glenn was taking stock of The Saviors’ sleeping quarters, he saw several photos on the wall of people with their skulls bashed in, which got many TWD comic book readers very nervous.
Steven Yeun’s character dies in the 100th issue after Negan pulls him out of a lineup and beats him to death with his barbed wire bat pal Lucille. In other words, there’s a distinct possibility Glenn was looking to his own future when he was peeping those disturbing pictures.
Even Episode 13’s director, Greg Nicotero, acknowledges the connection.
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“We're continuing to establish who the Saviors are and what they're capable of,” he tells The Hollywood Reporter. “The moment Glenn kills his first and second person and he looks up on the wall and we see Polaroids and all those people with their heads bashed in — which could resemble a baseball bat — we're more and more getting a sense of who these guys are.”
Still, Greg backtracks a bit when asked if the photos of people killed by Lucille are foreshadowing Glenn’s own grizzly end.
“I don't think it's an Easter egg. It's a firm direction on our part of seeing the result of what potentially could be the result of Lucille,” he says.
On the bright side, Greg also says these photos will likely make it easier for Glenn to process the fact that he’s now killed other humans in order to survive.
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“There is some redemption in terms of his emotion when he looks up onto the wall and sees not only have these people been witness to murder but they took Polaroids of them and put them on a wall to celebrate them,” he explains. “There's definitely a dark twisted aspect to this and, in some way, shape or form, might alleviate a little bit of guilt for Glenn if he imagines that maybe by killing these guys, he's saving someone's life.”
Saving someone’s life or signing his own death certificate? Only time will tell.
Be careful, Glenn!
The Walking Dead Season 6 airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
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