2 episodes of The Walking Dead since the possible demise of Glenn, including a feature – length backstory dealing with Morgan’s transition from emotionally – traumatized ” clearer ” to peaceful samurai ( ninja ? ) versed in Aikido, & still no clue as to his fate.
Even when watching the 90 minute TWD special episode “ Here’s Not Here “, wherein Morgan relates his backstory to one of the Wolves, perhaps hoping that he can use some of Eastman’s Aikido – related teaching to rehabilitate one of the ” feral children / teenagers ” ( AKA ” Wolves “, seemingly straight from ” Mad Max ” ), I found myself holding back the $ 64,000 question – ” OK, now what happened to Glenn ?
This, of course, is a device meant to generate speculation about said character, viewership, & viewers get closure if they hang in there just a little bit longer, another few episodes………….
It also ain’t bad for internet fan – & sci – fi / fantasy media sites either.
& despite protests from Walking Dead fans about ” Here’s Not Here ” being too long, talky, & essentially a 20 – foot tall roadblock smack dab in the middle of the ” Glenn ” & ” Alexandria situation ” story – lines, I think a short break / change of scenery was in order, & I rather enjoyed / felt edified by Morgan’s interesting backstory. Also Eastman’s. RIP, teacher of Morgan ( Would a ” peaceful warrior ” – type be a good leader during a FUBAR situation like a zombie apocalypse ? I’ve no idea. ).
In the meantime – I’ve got a feeling we’re not going to be finding out about Glenn anytime soon, possibly even season 7. This would make for a great soap – opera, & a certainly unique one !
Herein, a commentary from Jeff Haden : http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/please-stop-wondering-whether-glenn-on-the-walking-dead-is-alive.html