Glenn might be alive, but things aren't really going too well for Maggie back in Alexandria. So close to a long-awaited reunion, our favorite couple on The Walking Dead is now separated by a sea of walkers, with Maggie (played by Lauren Cohan) surrounded.
This might seem like one of the biggest obstacles the pair has faced, but Steven Yeun, the actor who plays Glenn, knows that they still have the most daunting task of all ahead of them: parenthood.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Yeun spoke about Glenn's character arc for the remainder of Season 6 and how it has been affected by Maggie's surprise pregnancy. He also spoke about how Glenn hasn't killed another human in the show, and why that's not likely to change after he becomes a father.
"There’s the fact that Glenn has not killed another human being as of yet, and it’s not from a place of Glenn saying, 'I can never do that,' but it’s more along the lines of Glenn has not faced a situation where he’s been forced to. And if he isn’t forced to, he chooses not to, because I think for him, he’s trying to preserve a part of himself to say that anything that I do, I want to be able to look my kid in the eye and say, 'Hey, I lived this way, and I’m still here. So you can live this way, and you can still be here as well. I think everything’s kind of a prep for this kid, and so, yeah, I mean, that’s kind of where they’re at right now with the baby."
Of course, if Glenn and Maggie's child is ever threatened by another person, I'm sure neither one will take issue with protecting their newborn. All of this is contingent on the fact that both characters survive the upcoming walker brawl and live long enough to see this baby to term.
If they both live to see another day, Yeun stated that he sees Glenn thinking about the future for his child and making decisions accordingly.
"I think Glenn’s arc is to continue to fortify that type of lifestyle, so if he makes it back, for it to be about the future, for it to be about the kid, for it to be about making a place for his child, and also becoming the man that should and can raise a child effectively in that environment. What’s been interesting is we’ve seen Glenn grow a lot, and we’re now getting to see Glenn grow as a father, without being one, kind of the precursor of seeing what type of person he is and what he’s made of before it happens."
Given everything they've been through together, I would hate to see anything bad happen to Maggie and Glenn. But this wouldn't be the first time being a Walking Dead fan meant facing some serious heartbreak.
The Walking Dead will return to AMC on Sunday, February 14.
Do you think Maggie and Glenn will make good parents?
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)