Joining the zombie apocalypse in the very first episode, Glenn Rhee became the right-hand man of Rick Grimes and a major part of The Walking Dead's early years. However, the character died at the start of Season 7, when Negan bashed his head in with a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat. Glenn's final words were "Maggie, I'll find you," and actor Steven Yeun has now revealed what he thinks that means.
Speaking at this year's Walker Stalker Con London, Yeun explained what was going through his head on the last day of filming: “This might be disturbing, but I think how I tried to play it was getting hit took Glenn back to his last memory, his last really intense memory of Maggie. And he kind of was gone by that point."
Yeun went on to reveal Glenn's battered brain probably returned to the Season 5 storyline where he was separated from Maggie by the Terminus cannibals. “So yeah, that’s kind of where he was talking from," he said. "Kind of around the time when he was looking for Maggie when they were split up before Terminus."
Asked if the words could imply that the star-crossed lovers would be reunited in the afterlife, Yeun agreed, saying, "That too. It’s kind of supposed to say all those things. I think Glenn is on that search for the person he loves, and he has her, he’s found her, but also, he just got hit in the face really hard.”
While the Season 7 premiere came under fire for its graphic content, it gave The Walking Dead one of its most notorious moments to date and finally resolved that Season 6 cliffhanger. As for Yeun, he hasn't returned for a flashback/vision episode, making Glenn's exit all the more poignant.
The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nadia Hilker, Dan Fogler, Angel Theory, Lauren Ridloff and Eleanor Matsuura. The series returns for its 10th season on AMC in October.