Are you read for some more of “The Walking Dead”? The wait has been a long one over the holidays, but Sunday night marks the beginning of the final episodes both of season 3 and of (tears up) Glen Mazzara’s time as a showrunner. It has been a crazy ride thus far, but if there is one character that you really want to root for moving forward, isn’t it Glenn? He and Maggie are in many ways the ray of hope on this show; they found each other because of the zombie apocalypse, and now they have to find a way to live through it together in order to see what awaits them on the other side.
There is plenty of acknowledgement that this has been the most difficult season of the show yet story-wise, and Steven Yuen makes no bones about what Glenn’s situation is in a chat with the Los Angeles Times. With that being said, though, he also discusses why Glenn’s growth is almost a light within some of the darkness:
“It’s a heavy season for everyone. But for Glenn, I love that they’re continuing to grow a character. They’re continuing to have him complete his arc, to keep that trajectory. He starts being self-aware and realizing that it’s not just about living for yourself, it’s also about living for the people you love, and when you love somebody, that really opens you up.”
Sadly, we don’t know whether or not Glenn or Maggie will survive this season, just like we don’t know whether or not the same can be said for the other characters. We cannot fully look at the Robert Kirkman comics as a template anymore based on the differences between the two stories so far.
Is Glenn the shining light of the series to you right now? If you want to read a little bit more scoop as to what you are going to expect on “The Walking Dead” season 3, you can do so over at the link here.