‘The Walking Dead\': 11 Times Glenn Survived The Impossible
Warning: Spoilers through the latest “Walking Dead” episode are ahead!
So, there you have it! After weeks and weeks of heart-pounding, hair-pulling speculation, it’s officially official: Glenn Rhee is alive. Everyone can go ahead and take a breath.
Not that we didn’t know Glenn was going to be just fine, mind you, and not because we spent an endless amount of time thinking through all the possible survival scenarios and sifting through all the show’s many clues, either. No, we knew Glenn would survive because this is what Glenn does. When the impossible comes his way, he finds possibilities, and lives to see another day.
Let’s look back on a few of the other times Glenn defied death:
He helped navigate Rick Grimes away from a herd of walkers in Atlanta, and then walked through the herd camouflaged in zombie guts. Heck of an introduction.
Never forget the Vatos. They probably weren’t going to kill Glenn, but
didn’t know that at the time. Nothing a peaceful negotiation from Felipe’s abuela couldn’t fix.
Not a unique situation for Glenn, but still a situation that could have ended in fiery death for our favorite pizza delivery man.
Still the grossest walker in “Walking Dead” history.
Remember when he and Rick went out to find Hershel in town, after the first massacre at the farm? He almost didn’t make it back home, thanks to Rene from “True Blood.”
He was brutally tortured by Merle and nearly killed by a walker while tied to a chair, and still, Glenn persevered and made it out okay.
When the prison finally fell, Glenn was seconds away from hopping on a bus with the more geriatric members of the community — all of whom were subsequently killed and zombified. Good thing he’s not the most punctual guy on the planet.
How Glenn managed to punch Abraham in the face, and live to tell the tale, is something I still don’t fully understand.
The first of a few times Mr. Rhee was marked for death via baseball bat, but somehow evaded his fate, thanks to a combination of Carol’s one-woman-army show and his own instincts.
Still the goriest death in “Walking Dead” history, and one that Glenn narrowly avoided.
Before his infamous final words, Nicholas showed Glenn the opposite of gratitude, shooting at him in the woods outside of Alexandria. Glenn could have killed Nicholas then and there, but he decided to let him live — good choice, since letting Nicholas live to die another day was ultimately the decision that saved Glenn’s life.