"The Walking Dead" EPs Weigh in on the Shocking Conclusion to "Thank You"

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for last night's episode of "The Walking Dead," "Thank You."

"The Walking Dead" executive producers Scott M.Gimple and David Alpert discussed the possible death of a fan-favorite character, Rick's hand and more following the shocking conclusion to this past Sunday's episode, "Thank You."

Speaking with Variety, Alpert revealed that, even if Glenn (Steven Yeun) does survive, he'll never be the same after that moment. "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 -- whether or not Glenn is alive or dead or something else -- the Glenn that we knew, the one that believed in the better side of humanity, I think is dead."

Gimple was mum on the subject with TV Line but offered a few hints about Glenn's fate nonetheless, saying, "It was shot the way it was shot and it was edited the way it was edited and that is always deliberate. I spend a lot of time on these cuts, so take that as you will."

What's more, fans won't have to wait long to learn Glenn's fate. "It'll be in the first half of the season," he revealed, "And there are only five episodes left."

While he couldn't commit to an answer on Glenn, Gimple did have a definitive answer about the damage done to Rick's hand: "I'm going to go out on a limb here and say something definitive: Rick is OK regarding that cut. His hand will survive. There will be a bandage. There will be some ointment involved. But he's going to walk away from it."

Until next week, you'll have to decide for yourself whether or not Glenn made it out of his situation alive. Check out the video below to see if you can find any clues.

Based on the Image Comics series of the same name and created by Robert Kirkman, "The Walking Dead" airs Sundays at 9 pm EST on AMC.

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