Steven Yeun has made quite the name for himself, starring in many outstanding movies and shows and becoming the first-ever Asian-American nominated in the Lead Actor category for an Oscar. While he is doing great things in other projects, many fans have greatly missed his character, Glenn Rhee from The Walking Dead, and will always hold his role as this character in high regard.
Glenn is often an underrated character who doesn’t get the credit he deserves. He saved Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in season 1, was the main supply runner, and was always a voice of reason.
His death at the hands of Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) was brutal and unexpected for fans of the series who didn’t know his fate from the comics. While comic readers believed that Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) took his comic death, the creators had another idea and shocked the fandom by allowing Negan to select a second victim.
This was a very divisive scene, as many viewers never watched the series again.
Throughout his time on the series, Glenn has some memorable moments, like the time they sent him down a well, leaving Atlanta in the Dodge Challenger, and many more. Below, we highlight some of the best Glenn moments.
Glenn’s best moment from The Walking Dead
“Hey, you. Dumbass. Yeah, you in the tank. Cozy in there?”
This is a classic Glenn Rhee scene. Rick, stuck in a tank surrounded by walkers in downtown Atlanta, had a guardian angel watching over him in the form of a former pizza delivery man. Where would the story be if Glenn hadn’t felt sorry for Rick and assisted him in his escape from the tank?
Killed a walker with a chair
This was one of the series’ most epic walker/human fight scenes. Glenn, tied to a chair by Merle (Michael Rooker), uses said chair to demolish the walker released into the room by Merle. He knew he had to do whatever he could to survive and save Maggie (Lauren Cohan), who was being terrorized by the Governor (David Morrissey) in the next room.
Maggie in tunnel
Who didn’t cheer and/or tear up when Maggie and Glenn were finally reunited after the prison’s fall? Until Glenn saw signs from Maggie instructing him to go to Terminus, he didn’t know for certain she had survived. It was a beautiful site when they saw and embraced each other in the tunnel.
First human kill
Glenn was a courageous man and did what he needed to survive. But he wouldn’t experience his first human kill until in season 6. During the episode “Not Tomorrow Yet,” Rick and the group infiltrate a Savor’s outpost and kill them in their sleep. Glenn kills his first human, a task that wasn’t easy to do, and in a moment of foreshadowing, sees a wall of polaroids with people whose heads had been bashed in by Negan’s Lucille.
Hershel’s Pocket Watch
Another tear-jerking moment in Glenn’s story was the moment Hershel (Scott Wilson) gave him his most prized possession, his pocket watch. Hershel isn’t certain that Glenn is the man for his daughter Maggie but tells him, “No man’s good enough for your little girl… until one is,” continuing his family tradition of passing down heirlooms to the next generation.