The Walking Dead Season 3 Spoilers: How Far Will Glenn Take His Revenge Plans?
We already know "No one is safe," so here's a new theme to keep in mind for the back half of The Walking Dead Season 3: "You can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em." According to Steven Yeun (Glenn) that theme will permeate through the final eight episodes of Season 3, starting with Episode 9, "The Suicide King," which premieres next Sunday, February 10 at 9 p.m. on AMC.
Steven talked to Channel Guide Magazine about Glenn's journey, including his intense anger about how he and Maggie (Lauren Cohan) were treated by Merle (Michael Rooker) and The Governor (David Morrissey) on their unplanned trip through Woodbury. Steven said his roar of anger wasn't scripted, it was something he let out in that scene after Merle unleashed a walker on him in the interrogation room. He was asked if that was a "thesis statement" for who Glenn has become this season, and Steven said you could call it that, but Glenn isn't done growing. "Glenn is still very much a young man — and when traumatic things like that happen, sometimes with youth you kind of overstep your boundaries, as well. I think people will be interested to see how far he takes this."
We know he wants revenge on The Gov and Merle, even though Maggie sounds like she just wants to move on from the trauma. Steven was also asked about a promo moment when Glenn tells Michonne they could “end this tonight.” Maybe we'll see little mini alliances form between group members, especially since Daryl and Merle have been reunited as well? That's when Steven dropped his "Can't live with 'em..." line, saying things would get intense for everyone. It doesn't seem like Glenn could ever really live peacefully with Merle, and Merle doesn't seem like the forgiving type for the group leaving him on the roof back in Atlanta, but maybe they can make an uneasy alliance — at least until The Governor is dead? They have bigger fish to fry before they turn on each other.
By the way, are Steven and Lauren dating? It sounds like Glenn and Maggie may be enjoying guard tower time in real-life too, if you care about that kind of thing. "I’m sure this isn’t the first time that something like this has happened — I don’t know — but it’s very much life imitating art," Steven told CGM. "With Lauren and I getting to know each other last year, that process played out onscreen as it did in real life, because when people kind of show up on our show, it seems like they’re new to the group as well. So that whole of learning them in the show and then learning them as an actor plays out together. It’s really interesting to see how that works, especially with Lauren. It even comes down to a kind of serendipity, too. This season we all moved to the same apartment complex and I remember I moved into my apartment and I called her and said, 'Which unit are you in?' and she said four-something-something. I was like, 'Mine’s 433. She said, 'Open your door.' I opened my door and she’s directly across the hall."
They don't all live at the prison while they shoot? They should've filmed a separate reality show about life in that apartment complex: The Real World: Walking Dead.