Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) is one of the great heroes of The Walking Dead. He saved Rick's (Andrew Lincoln) life in Season 1; went down a creepy well and got Lori's (Sarah Wayne Callies) crap at the pharmacy in Season 2; saved himself from a walker attack in Woodbury (with his hands behind his back!) in Season 3; and fought his way through walkers to get back into the prison after the Governor battle in Season 4, then fought his way back out of the prison to find Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan). And that's when he was half-dead from the "glorified cold"!
Glenn's search plan worked, thanks in large part to Maggie — a truly unsung hero — who had the quick mind to use blood to leave messages for him on Terminus signs. Walker blood for Walker Bait!
Some viewers chided Maggie for focusing so much on finding Glenn and not that much on finding her sister Beth Greene (Emily Kinney). But at Comic-Con, Lauren Cohan told reporters (via Comic Book Resources) that part of Maggie's reason for trying to find Glenn was the hope that her sister might be with him. (After all, Maggie last saw Glenn on the prison bus, and Beth's job was to get kids on the bus. Turns out, neither one of them took the bus — which was lucky for them, in the end.)
As Lauren explained it, "I think that Glenn, along the line, has been established as this watcher and caretaker of a lot of people. He was taking the more dangerous missions for the good of the group and I think that what we'd hoped the audience would understand [is] that if she finds him, that he would be with her and he would somehow be protecting everybody that had been lost when we ran out of the prison, and definitely that it's -- you'll see this year."
What will we see this year? Maggie and Glenn currently have the problem of getting out of Terminus, but at some point it looks like they do get out, and Maggie must eventually hear from Daryl (Norman Reedus) that he last saw Beth alive. She's probably going to want to follow that lead, especially if she hadn't actually given up on Beth in Season 4, she was just hoping Beth was under Glenn's wing.
So maybe watcher/caretaker/protector Glenn will help to lead a rescue mission?
Also at Comic-Con, Steven told reporters Glenn had no idea of his potential in the beginning, but as he's gained the respect of the group, he's gained more respect for himself. "I always thought this and I hope I'm not wrong, but Glenn is the sum of all the people. You hear the adage that you are the sum of the five people closest to you, and I feel like there are so many people that have touched Glenn, influenced Glenn, to become the person that he is."
Hopefully Glenn will continue to evolve, since we don’t want him (or Maggie) to leave us yet. Gleggie just reunited! Do you think they will team up to find Beth in Season 5? Daryl last saw her outside that funeral home type place in Season 4, but we just saw her at some hospital place in the Season 5 trailer. Will they be able to connect the dots and track her, or will our new sheriff in town be the one to find her way to them?
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres Sunday, October 12 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
Source: Comic Book Resources