WARNING: The Walking Dead spoilers lie ahead. We are not responsible if you go any further than this sentence.
Before anyone can accuse me of being a Glenn-hater, I'm not; he's one of my favorite characters since Season 1, and like most of you, I was devastated to see that Glenn may have possibly died.
Maybe I should have used a different gif that won't break my heart.
After reading a few things online concerning this very important issue, I've come up with a few reasons as to why the beloved character won't be around anymore:
He got a haircut.
[Warning: Game of Thrones spoiler ahead!]
If you happen to also watch Game of Thrones, Jon Snow, a character who supposedly died, didn't cut his hair after the season ended, meaning that he will most likely remain on the show. However, this isn't the case with Glenn.
He and Nicholas (Michael Traynor), aka the guy who shot himself, got Noah killed (among other things), got a haircut as a way to "celebrate." According to The Huffington Post, he said, "We did it together. That's kind of how we celebrated the day. We went to the barber shop. We got a little trim. It was good."
It was NOT good, okay?
Also, getting haircuts in the zombie apocalypse isn't accessible, for the most part.
2. His name was taken off the credits in the special Morgan episode.
3. Glenn does die in the comics.
I'm aware that the graphic novel and the show are on entirely two different paths, but after finding out that he does die in the books, I was left with an impending sense of doom for Glenn.
4. The zombies WILL get to him.
Although it appears that Nicholas may have fallen on top of Glenn as the zombies continued to feast on intestines and the like, there's no way he could have escaped that without a zombie taking a bite out of him, unless he's really lucky. I'm sorry to re-break your heart again, but it's just not possible.
On the other hand, Steven Yeun has been spotted on set despite his death, and some sources say that he's signed a new deal to stick around the zombie show, but in the words of executive producer David Alpert, "...from an emotional point of view - whether or not Glenn is alive or dead or something else - the Glenn that we knew, the one who believed in the better side of humanity, I think is dead."
But hey, we can all agree on this: