70. Glenn Takes Refuge In The Refuse
Episode 603 “Thank You”
Original Air Date: October 25, 2015
Submitted By: Adam Carlson
The Walking Dead is one of those shows that is so full of twists and turns that fans never know what to expect. Characters survive unlikely situations while other succumb to death in surprising ways.
One of the most polarizing, yet surprising moments in the history of the show involves Nicholas, Glenn Rhee, a massive amount of undead monsters, and a dumpster in an alley.
Just those words alone should bring to mind the massive cliffhanger that fans were left with during the closing moments from season 6 episode 3 titled ‘Thank You’ when it appeared as though zombies were tearing Glenn apart when he surrounded in the alleyway.
Of course, that moment wasn’t the most shocking or heartbreaking of the situation. The scene itself was put on hold until season 6 episode 7 titled ‘Heads Up’, which opened with a different view of the walkers in the alley. During that scene, it was revealed that the corpse of Nicholas was being torn apart by the walkers, and not Glenn.
Glenn used the corpse of Nicholas as a shield to keep the walkers away while he shimmied underneath a dumpster surrounded by old trash, bugs, rotten meat, and the body of Nicholas. Wisely, Glenn stayed under the dumpster until the alleyway was clear to leave the safe spot, only to be given water by Enid before he returned to Alexandria to reunite with Maggie once again.