Fans of AMC's "The Walking Dead", who tuned in on Sunday to learn the fate of Glenn, who was seemingly devoured by walkers in the previous episode, were left disappointed.
"Here's Not Here" focused solely on Lennie James' Morgan and his journey to Alexandria Safe-Zone. However, eagle-eyed fans noted that the series has removed actor Steven Yeun's name from opening credits, thereby hinting that Glenn is gone for good.
No one associated with the show has confirmed Glenn's death. Executive producer David Alpert, in a postmortem interview with Variety, played coy and just said that the Glenn who believed in the goodness of humanity was dead.
"We will find out what happened to Glennâ€¦ I feel like, regardless of what happened to Glenn, he paid a tremendous price for having been human to Nicholas, and that, to me, from an emotional point-of-view â€” whether or not Glenn is alive or dead or something else â€” the Glenn that we knew, the one that believed in the better side of humanity, I think is dead," the executive producer said.
Another fan-favourite character whose life seems to be in danger in Norman Reedus' Daryl. A promo for next Sunday's episode entitled "Now" shows an injured Daryl running for his life after trying to attack some walkers.
Is Daryl the next casualty? Anything is possible on the show, as the showrunner as well as the cast have repeatedly stated that none of the characters are safe.
"The Walking Dead" hasn't shied away from killing off fan-favourites in the past, and it won't hesitate to do so in the future. But another death so soon after Glenn's will be too much for ardent fans to handle.
The official synopsis for "Now" reads:
Following a number of setbacks, the mood in Alexandria grows grim for the sheltered citizens.
"The Walking Dead" season 6 is aired Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.