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|Age||Early to mid 20s|
|Occupation||Pizza Delivery Boy (Pre-Apocalypse)|
Former Prison Council Member (Post-Apocalypse)
Supply Runner for the Alexandria Safe-Zone (Post-Apocalypse)
|Family||Maggie Greene - Wife|
(Unnamed) - Sisters
Hershel Greene - Father-In-Law (Deceased)
Beth Greene - Sister-In-Law (Deceased)
Shawn Greene - Step-Brother-In-Law (Deceased)
Josephine Greene - Mother-In-Law (Deceased)
|First Appearance||"Days Gone Bye" (Voice Only)|
|Series lifespan||"Days Gone Bye" to Present|
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- "Those four people you lost on that run, that's on you. And Noah, that's on you, too. Those five lives, you have to carry that. People like you are supposed to be dead, but these walls went up just in time, so you're not. You don't go outside those walls anymore. Not by yourself, not with anyone else. And that's how you're gonna survive. (...) I'm someone who knows who you are. I know what you did. And it's not gonna happen again. (...) Don't forget what I said. (...) No. I'm saving you."
- —Glenn to Nicholas[src]
Glenn Rhee is a main character and survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. He is the main supply runner for the Atlanta camp group and saves Rick Grimes in the walker infested Atlanta, bringing him back to his camp to reunite with his family. Eventually, after the group stays on the Greene farm, Glenn forms a long lasting relationship with Hershel Greene's daughter, Maggie and marries her. At the prison, he becomes a reliable council member but falls ill to a sickness that prevents him from doing his duty. After the prison assault, Glenn escapes and reunites with his wife, while following Abraham Ford on a journey to Washington, D.C. He is among the new recruits to go to the Alexandria Safe-Zone where he becomes a supply runner.
Glenn is bright, loyal, resourceful, fast, quick-thinking, and brave. Keenly aware of the extreme dangers he puts himself in for the group, his youth makes him willing to take the risk. Glenn thinks on his feet and shows great compassion and humanity. Despite all the horrors he has seen, he maintains a youthful enthusiasm for life and its unexpected pleasures. He is an integral part of the group, showing surprising depth and emotion when experiencing even the most devastating tragedies.
While on the farm, he begins a relationship with Maggie Greene. Over the course of the latter half of season two and the third season, he has become extremely close and loving toward her, doing whatever is necessary to keep her safe. He is trustworthy and loyal, as seen in the episode "When the Dead Come Knocking", when Glenn and Maggie are captured by The Governor, he is brutally interrogated by Merle but will not reveal where the rest of Rick's group have set up camp.
Glenn's love for Maggie and his close bond with her father, Hershel Greene, lead Glenn to become less of the group canary in the coal mine and more of his own voice. Upon Hershel's death, Glenn pledges to take over his role as conscience and hope, which involves decisions like protecting Tara Chambler in spite of her ties to The Governor, and encouraging Rick to spare the residents of Terminus.
Glenn was originally from Michigan, born of Korean immigrants. He moved to Atlanta sometime within his adult years, where he delivered pizzas for a living. As it turned out, his knowledge of every short cut in Atlanta proves extremely useful to the group's scavenging needs. In the episode "Cherokee Rose", Glenn wears a shirt that has some Boy Scout markings on it, a sign that he might have been a Boy Scout.
He knows the city fairly well and can navigate his way through back alleys and the streets . When the outbreak began and the city was converted into a refugee center, Glenn, being resourceful, was able to survive despite the city quickly being overrun by walkers. He mentions having been saved by T-Dog before linking up with the rest of the Atlanta Camp.
In the episode, "Nebraska", Glenn talked about his mother and revealed that he has multiple sisters, but their fate after the apocalypse is currently unknown.
At the end of the episode, when the horse Rick Grimes was riding on was attacked and eaten by walkers, Rick was able to escape and hide inside a tank. Glenn contacts Rick via radio after he shoots a walker inside it and says, "Hey you...Dumbass...Yeah you in the tank...Cozy in there?"
Rather than go into Atlanta alone, Glenn brings more people with him to scavenge for supplies (though he later comes to regret the idea since this was the first time he did it. And the results were not as favorable as working alone.) He spots Rick as he was attacked by a mob of zombies upon entering the city and sees him escape into a tank parked in the middle of the street. Glenn manages to reach him through the CB in the tank and helps him escape the zombie mob. He then later leads Rick to his group as they try to think of what to do next since the zombies are aware of their presence (due to Rick's earlier action, though he was unaware there were survivors). At first the group thinks they can escape through the sewer, but Glenn scouting it with Morales reveal bars blocking their way and a zombie feasting on a rat. After telling the others that idea is out, Rick gets the idea to put zombie entrails on their person to mask their scent and wade through the zombies to get transportation. Glenn volunteers to go with him and the two make their way to a parking lot. The plan works until a sudden rainstorm passes through and washes off the entrails, giving the two away. Rick and Glenn are forced to run but manage to make it to the lot and secure a loading truck. Realizing they need a distraction, Rick hot-wires a Dodge Challenger and has Glenn lead the zombies away from the store while Rick picks up the others. The plan succeeds and Glenn is seen leaving Atlanta in the Challenger, whooping in victory. He makes a great asset to Rick's group.
After they all get back to the camp-site and reunite with the other survivors, Glenn is asked by Rick to go with him back in the city because he knows his way in and out. He leads Rick, T-Dog, and Daryl Dixon to the building that Merle Dixon was handcuffed onto. Heading up the stairs they find no walkers. On the roof, Daryl calls out to Merle, but they only find Merle's hand, a bloody hacksaw, and the bloody handcuffs.
When Rick decides to go back for Merle he enlists the help of Glenn because of his knowledge of the city. Glenn reluctantly agrees and joins the party to go save Merle. In the city, they realize that Merle was able to escape by cutting off his hand and after following Merle's bloody trail the group starts to organize how to get the bag of guns back. Glenn organizes the plan to get the guns like a skilled tactician arguing that he's agile enough to get in and out of the streets. At one point Daryl asks Glenn what his profession was before the apocalypse to which Glenn replies, "Delivered pizzas. Why?" Glenn succeeds in acquiring the weapons, but is taken hostage by a group called the Vatos who also want the guns. Rick and the group come to the Vatos hideout with a hostage called Miguel but the negotiation goes badly and both groups draw their guns on each other. The battle is interrupted by Abuela, a woman who reveals to the group that the Vatos are actually looking after an abandoned nursing home and its residents. The group decide to split the guns between themselves and the Vatos group, and return to the spot where they left the van only to find it missing. Assuming Merle to be the culprit, they immediately head back to camp and are just in time to fend off an attacking herd of walkers.
After the attack on the camp-site which left many people dead, he and the others struggled to decide what to do with Jim, who was bitten. Glenn says his goodbyes to him, as does everyone else, and leaves the man sitting by a tree. Glenn and the group arrive at the CDC only to find it seemingly abandoned, and they are about to leave until a door opens, bathing the group in light.
Following their arrival at the CDC, Glenn takes advantage of the building's luxuries (food, clean clothes, etc.), and follows around the rest of the survivors. He, along with everyone else except for Jacqui and Dr. Edwin Jenner, escape the building before it explodes, and then head to Fort Benning, a military base.
Glenn was forced to stop along with the others when Dale's RV breaks down. He is then later seen fixing an old truck; when a herd of zombies come their way, he hides under a car with Shane. Sophia then gets chased by a duo of zombies and the group looks for, but she is not found by the end of the episode.
Glenn and the group continue to look for Sophia when all of a sudden Maggie appears on a horse and takes Lori and tells Glenn and the others to head to their farm they make it back to the highway, but Carol does not want to go and wants to keep looking for Sophia. Dale, Daryl, Carol, and Andrea stay at the RV to see if Sophia comes back while Glenn and T-Dog head to the farm.
Glenn makes it to the farm with T-Dog and watches Hershel perform surgery on Carl. He then sits out on the porch, prays for this to end and starts to form a relationship with Maggie (Hershel's daughter). Glenn then waits for Shane and Otis to return to the farm with the supplies. Shane reveals that Otis is dead and Glenn feels sorry even though he didn't know him.
At the farm, Dale and T-Dog find a walker inside of one of the wells, and the group quickly rallied to devise a plan to rescue the walker from the well without contaminating the water. The survivors then lower down Glenn as bait. The plan goes awry when the old rusty water pump they’re using as a pulley breaks, sending Glenn within reach of the ravenous reverent. They save Glenn who, despite his panic, managed to lasso the corpulent creature. Unfortunately, the risk and subsequent struggle to haul out the zombie is all for nothing, as its rancid body gets snagged on the lip of the well only to rip in half, dropping its fetid bowels into the water below.
Later, Glenn and Maggie go for an excursion to the local pharmacy to get more medical supplies and a pregnancy test for Lori, and while they are there, they end up having sex.
Glenn is frustrated by Maggie's hot and cold behavior towards him. He shares a theory with Dale that all of the women are acting strangely because their menstrual cycles are aligning. Dale advises him to keep that theory to himself, and also discovers that Glenn and Maggie had sex. He mentions that Hershel would likely not approve, to which Glenn replies, "tomorrow I might be dead." Glenn is the only person at this point that knows Lori is pregnant. Maggie passes a note to Glenn during dinner asking him where he thinks they should have their second sexual encounter, and he replies the (barn) loft. But Maggie does not read his reply right away. Glenn sets out to investigate the barn and wait for Maggie, but makes the shocking discovery that the barn is already in-use as a containment and concealment vessel for numerous walkers.
Glenn, unable to hold the secret of the barn, tells Dale about it, as well as Lori's pregnancy. After this incident, Maggie feels betrayed by Glenn and initially refuses to speak with him, though she does another run into town with him. While there, Maggie is attacked by a Walker and Glenn jumps in to rescue her. They manage to get Lori´s morning after pills, which Rick finds.
Glenn reveals to the whole group that there are walkers in the barn. Maggie is again frustrated by Glenn's inability to keep secrets, but he reassures her that it was to keep her safe. Later, when he participates in the shooting at the end of the episode with Shane, Andrea, T-Dog, and Daryl, he first looks at Maggie for approval of shooting, and she agrees.
At Hershel's home, Maggie asks Glenn if he would stay if the rest of his group were to leave, but Glenn is unsure how to answer. Beth suddenly grows ill and collapses. She suffers from a fever and other serious symptoms, and seems to be in some state of shock. The group looks for Hershel to care for Beth, but discover that he has vanished, leaving behind his empty flask as a clue. Rick decides to look for Hershel at the local bar, and takes Glenn as backup. En route to town, Glenn confides to Rick that Maggie told him she loved him. Rick says that they need more good things like that in their lives, and that he should embrace those moments. At the bar, Rick and Glenn find Hershel and tells him about Beth. Hershel reflects that he had robbed his daughters of a normal grieving process by giving them a false hope, and allowing himself to believe it too. Hershel also says that Rick must relate, saying he saw the same feeling wash over Rick's face when Sophia emerged from the barn that there is no hope. Rick argues that nothing has really changed, and people are counting on them to be strong. They are interrupted when the bar door opens and two strange men walk in, identifying themselves as Dave and Tony. The five men converse cordially at first, but the strangers become impatient when Rick's group will not divulge information about the Greene farm. Glenn and the group are immediately untrustworthy of the strangers when Tony loses his patience and says he is considering shooting them all. When Dave reaches for his gun, Glenn watches as Rick pulls out his gun and shoots the two men.
At town, after killing Dave and Tony, Rick, Hershel, and Glenn are about to leave but instead get pinned down in the saloon by members of Dave and Tony's group: Sean, Nate, and Randall. Rick tells them that Dave and Tony pulled their guns out on them first but the group begin to shoot. Rick tells Glenn to check the back exit. As Glenn walks down some creaky steps and approaches the door, a shadow outside reaches for the handle and begins to twist it but Glenn shoots through the glass and scares him off. Rick tells Hershel to cover Glenn while he makes a run for the car. A man named Sean who was part of the group sneaks up behind Glenn and attempts to shoot him but Hershel shoots and wounds Sean, who starts crying out in pain. Rick asks Hershel what happened, he says he thinks Glenn was hit. Rick finds Glenn is just frozen behind a dumpster and approaches him. Rick, Hershel, and Glenn return to the farm with Randall blind folded in the backseat as a hostage. The group argues on what to do with Randall, Rick says they will fix him up and than drop him off to defend himself but Shane thinks that he will tell his group where the farm is and this will start a war. Hershel reminds Shane that it is his farm and while he is there he needs to keep his mouth shut. Maggie pulls Glenn aside and asks him if anything is wrong, he explains how her father saved his life, and that he froze and could not do anything to help. He had froze because she told him that he loved him, and he was afraid to die because of how it would affect her. She tries to embrace him, but he pushes her away.
In the farmhouse, Glenn finds Hershel checking up on Beth. Hershel asks Glenn about his family and tells him about his own Irish heritage. He hands Glenn a pocket watch that belonged to his grandfather. "No man is good enough for your little girl," Hershel says, "until one is". As the sun sets, Rick again asks Lori if she thinks he's doing the right thing. Lori nods. The group gathers in the house. Rick asks if anyone thinks Randall should be spared. Dale posits that the only people who think so are himself and Glenn, but Glenn too sides with Rick. "He's not one of us," Glenn offers. Glenn along with all the other survivors gather around Dale before he is shot by Daryl to prevent reanimation.
Glenn attends Dale's funeral and is sad because he regrets going against the latter's wishes to spare Randall, but Andrea comforts him and tells him that Dale was proud of him overall and knew how much Glenn cared for him. Later, Randall disappears from the barn and while the group is looking for him Shane emerges from the woods claiming Randall has escaped and is armed. Glenn and Daryl are sent to look for him in the woods. They are attacked by a walker, and when Glenn kills it, it turns out to be a reanimated Randall. Both Daryl and Glenn are puzzled by the lack of bites on his body, and also find it strange how his neck had been snapped. They return to the farm to tell the rest of the group about what happened.
When the zombies invade the farm, Glenn and Maggie get into Shane's car and attempt to corral the zombies and lead them away from the farm. Glenn shoots multiple zombies until he realizes there is too many of them. When they are overwhelmed, Glenn convinces Maggie to leave the farm. As morning hits, the two continue to drive as Maggie feels shaken from the attack on the farm. She asks Glenn if her family escaped; he comforts her though insists that he drive instead. Glenn admits to Maggie that he loves her and he had loved her for a long time.
As they make their way back to the highway where the group left supplies for Sophia, they meet up with Rick, Carl, and Hershel who await them. Daryl, Carol, Lori, Beth and T-Dog also arrive. Glenn asks about Andrea, but T-Dog exclaims she "went down" during the attack. The group presses on but stops along the road when Rick runs out of gas. Rick's leadership is questioned when he reveals the secret he'd been hiding about the walkers; they're all infected. Glenn lashes out at Rick for not telling the group as he did when he told "for the good of everyone" about the barn. They take shelter for the night. A prison can be seen looming in the distance.
Glenn is seen with the group when they stumble upon the abandoned house and Rick, Carl, Daryl, and T-Dog kill the Walkers inside of it. The group is forced to flee, however, when another herd of walkers begins to approach their location. After Daryl and Rick stumble upon the prison while hunting, Glenn helps out to distract and kill the walkers while Rick runs inside the prison yard to close the main gate. The next day, Glenn assists Rick, Daryl, Maggie, and T-Dog in killing the remainder of the Walkers on the interior of the prison. The romantic relationship between him and Maggie continues as the two share a cell on the inside of the prison and cuddle as he checks Maggie for scratch marks. The next day after sleeping in the inside of the prison, Rick, Daryl, T-Dog, Glenn, Maggie, and Hershel suit up and explore more of the inside of the prison in search of its infirmary and cafeteria. The group is ambushed by Walkers, causing both Maggie and Glenn to split up from the rest. Hershel insists that himself, Rick, Daryl, and T-Dog go back to look for them, and Hershel manages to find them, but is bit in the right calf by a Lurker lying against the wall. Glenn assists them in taking Hershel to the cafeteria, and is present when Rick amputates the lower portion of Hershel's right leg to keep the infection from spreading.
Glenn is seen mostly by Hershel's side in the episode, and helps to console Maggie. Carol pulls him aside despite orders by Rick to stay at Hershel's side, needing his assistance in killing a female walker to use as practice for a C-Section as she may be the one to deliver Lori's baby due to Hershel's condition and because of Carl being born that way.
Glenn is first called down from one of the guard towers, where he was having attempting sexual intercourse with Maggie, to help Rick, Daryl, Carol and T-Dog move some cars. He witnesses the beginning of the walker invasion, and he, along with Rick and Daryl, sprint to the gate so they can enter the prison and help out the group, as the ones trapped with the walkers are greatly outnumbered. He helps clear out the prison and to disable the alarm boxes by shooting them. He accompanies Axel to the generator room to disable the generators. He is present when the group discovers T-Dog's devoured body, along with Carol's headpiece.
Glenn is seen digging graves for Lori, Carol, and T-Dog. After allowing Oscar and Axel to dig the remaining graves, Glenn reveals to Hershel that he wishes they would have killed all of the prisoners on sight.
When Maggie goes out on a scavenging trip to find baby formula with Daryl, Glenn comforts her, telling her to be safe and that he loves her.
Glenn is later seen, pleading with Rick not to enter the room containing Lori's body. Rick retaliates, shoving Glenn into the wall, and walks away without a word.
Glenn announces that he and Maggie are planning on going on a scavenging trip. Glenn is seen driving a truck with Maggie into a supermarket parking lot. Unbeknownst to them, they are being watched by Michonne. They open the door to be greeted by a crow, and some flying papers. Maggie then tells him to retrieve a duck toy, for the new baby. He also scavenges enough powdered formula to fill an entire shopping basket. Suddenly, they are confronted by Merle. Glenn is clearly surprised to see Merle still alive. Merle says he wants to travel back with them to their base to find his brother, Daryl, in which Glenn refuses. Merle attacks and takes Maggie hostage. With a gun to her head, he forces Glenn to drive back to Woodbury.
Glenn is brutally interrogated by Merle, who yearns to learn the location of the camp where the Atlanta survivors have moved into. After viciously beating him, Glenn still refuses to talk. However, Glenn ends up angering Merle by head-butting him in the nose, prompting him to beat Glenn harder. After a while and still not talking, Merle releases a walker into the room. Glenn uses his feet to knock stuff on it, but eventually breaks the chair and stabs it. Merle comes back later with Martinez, and behind them Maggie is held topless by The Governor. Glenn assumes Maggie was raped and tries to attack them. The Governor gets angry and points his gun at Glenn's head, but Glenn says nothing. Maggie breaks and tells him everything. The Governor leaves along with Merle and Martinez. Maggie then runs crying into Glenn's arms.
Glenn and Maggie are first seen sitting in the room with the dead walker he killed in the previous episode. Glenn breaks off a shard of bone from the walker's forearm and hands it to Maggie. Glenn and Maggie ambush Merle and Warren successfully when they arrive to take them to the "screamer pits", but they are restrained when Martinez approaches and holds them at gunpoint. While being escorted away a second time, Rick's group arrives and uses a flash grenade, allowing them to rescue Glenn and Maggie. Glenn informs Daryl that Merle was the one responsible for torturing him, and Glenn takes part in the Woodbury shoot-out, despite being badly injured. Glenn also trains his gun on Michonne, along with Rick and Maggie, when she rejoins them outside of Woodbury following the shoot-out.
Glenn stays behind when Rick and Maggie attack Woodbury, and attempts to attack Merle when Rick, Maggie, and Daryl return to the road where he and Michonne are waiting. Glenn pulls a walker out from a truck, and begins to stomp on its head several times, appearing frustrated. Glenn is angered at Rick for not taking the opportunity to kill The Governor during the attack and for allowing Daryl to leave them by going with Merle. He is also infuriated about what he thinks The Governor did to Maggie, which is rape her. Rick tells Glenn that finding Daryl was the priority. Glenn is later seen being taken care of by Hershel, and it also appears that there is tension between him and Maggie.
Glenn proposes that The Prison survivors defend themselves from The Governor by attacking Woodbury immediately, and inquires to Michonne about the town. Hershel, however, remarks that Glenn's decision to take over the leadership from Rick may be unwise at the time, due to Maggie still recovering from her and Glenn's detention and torture in Woodbury. He advises Glenn to comfort Maggie but Glenn first decides to search for the origin of the walkers with assistance from Carl. Glenn obliges to Hershel's request after completing this task. Upon talking to Maggie, he asks her why she is acting depressed, and she responds with explaining the abuse she endured from The Governor. He then asks her if she was raped, to which she responds with a "no," which relieves Glenn, but annoys Maggie. After searching "The Tombs" of The Prison, he ventures outside to search for the breach in the building. He drives off, only to return again during The Governor's attack, just in time to rescue Hershel and Michonne.
Glenn is seen with the rest of the group, discussing the Woodbury situation, and sides with Rick's decision that they aren't leaving The Prison. Rick, Glenn, and Hershel are discussing what to do with Merle. Glenn suggests using Merle as a bargaining chip for The Governor. When Andrea visits The Prison, Glenn tells her that if The Governor wants a war, he's got one. Later, he gives Andrea a spare car to drive back to Woodbury in. When night comes and Beth sings to the group again, he sits with Maggie drinking a cup of water.
While Rick, Daryl and Hershel are away dealing with The Governor, Glenn makes the decision for the group and does not want anybody to interfere with Rick. Merle insists on going to kill The Governor, but Glenn angrily tells him no. Before Merle walks out the prison door, him and Glenn get in a brawl that Beth stops with a gunshot in the air. Glenn and Merle argue briefly before going separate ways. Glenn goes outside to check on Maggie and apologizes for how he's been acting. The two back up into the garage and have sex. When Rick returns to the prison, Glenn and the rest of the group listens to what Rick has to say.
Daryl attempts to have Merle apologize to Glenn for his wrongdoings, but Glenn tells Daryl that he would probably forgive Merle if it wasn't for the fact that he brought Maggie to The Governor, who terrorized and humiliated her. Glenn visits Hershel and says that he now understands why Hershel gave him the pocket watch and tells Hershel that he wants to marry Maggie. Hershel gives Glenn his blessing. Glenn goes to look for rings on female walkers and he cuts a finger off and gives Maggie the ring and she agrees.
Glenn appears shortly in this episode. He fends off the approaching Woodbury soldiers with Maggie in combat armour taken from the reanimated prison guards who were present in the prison when the survivors arrived. Later, he opens the gates to the prison for Woodbury citizens, looking stunned as he looks on with Maggie.
Glenn is seen waking up with Maggie. He tells her that he will go to the Big Spot, instead of her. Maggie shows concern, but Glenn says he will be fine with the riot gear. Later, when the group loots the Big Spot, he notices some baby things, but moves on. When the walkers start falling through the roof, Glenn is caught in a close encounter with two zombies. Glenn manages to fend them off, and gets out of the Big Spot alive. Later, when he arrives at the prison, Maggie tells Glenn she is not pregnant, much to Glenn's relief.
He is first seen watching Maggie as she sleeps before taking a picture of her causing her to wake up and the two talk quickly before he leaves the tower. He is next seen when cell Block D is attack and participates in getting rid of the walkers and evacuating the citizens. He then makes sure no one reanimates with the others and is attacked by an undead Patrick, but is saved by Daryl. After this he meets with the rest of the "council" to discuss what is going on within the prison as well as creating a plan to separate people. Later he helps to try and deal with the walkers at the fence and watches as Rick and Daryl use the pigs to draw them away.
Glenn appears talking to Hershel about how the infection is spreading and that there is no stopping it. Sasha walks out infected with the virus. Glenn later appears having come down with the infection and is taken to Cell Block A. it is possible that he may have got the flu off an undead Patrick who attacked him as no-one else is. Rick, Daryl etc weren't even touched by a sick walker. Later after tending to Dr. S Hershel tends to Glenn and encourages Glenn to fight through the infection.
Glenn's condition has worsened. He tries to keep himself busy and his mind off of being (almost) fatally ill by helping Hershel tend to the other sick survivors. After a few of the other survivors die, most of them turn and wreak havoc in Block D. While attending one of the sick survivors, the survivor unexpectedly stops breathing. Glenn attempts CPR, but to no avail. He tries to call Hershel, but instead enters a coughing frenzy, which leads him to begin coughing and then choking on his own blood. He nearly dies, but is ultimately saved when Hershel grabs an intubator and gets help from Maggie in feeding it down his throat. His condition is stabilized and he manages to make it through the night.
Glenn is still unwell in Cell Block A. He has almost fully recovered from the flu but is still very weak. When The Governor begins to attack the prison, Maggie rushes over to collect Glenn and take him to the Prison Bus with the other survivors who are unwell. The bus takes off safely, but it is later shown that Glenn got out to look for Maggie, ending up on a walkway bridge that was blown up by the tank.
Glenn wakes up on a destroyed walkway in the prison, which is now swarming with walkers, and quickly retreats inside. It appears that he left the bus to search for Maggie and was on the walkway when the tank blew it up. In his room, he retrieves his riot gear and supplies before starting out of the prison, where he runs into Tara. He helps her escape, and when later asked why he would want her help, he responds that he needs it to find Maggie. Tara informs Glenn of Hershel's death, and though saddened, Glenn shows more resolve than ever. The two are attacked by walkers and, during the fight, Glenn passes out.
Glenn wakes up on the back of the army truck and asks Tara if they passed the bus to prison. Tara tells him that it's been three hours since they passed, but she has driven down all the streets and that everyone on the bus is dead. Glenn wants to go back and look for Maggie, furiously banging on the back window of the truck with his automatic firearm, breaking it and causing Abraham to stop the truck. Glenn tries to leave, but Abraham tells him that he is causing disruptions to 'The Mission.' After Glenn inquires about the mission, Abraham reveals that Eugene knows exactly what caused the beginning of the apocalypse, and that government officials are to meet with him in Washington. Glenn tries to leave so that he can look for Maggie, but Abraham tries to talk him into staying, telling Glenn that Maggie could possibly be dead and there is no need for the two of them to go out the same way. Glenn punches Abraham and he jumps on top of Glenn, and the two fight. Rosita and Tara try pulling Abraham off Glenn. After Rosita helps Abraham, Eugene, Glenn and Tara clear out a herd of walkers that Eugene was shooting at with the M4A1 assault rifle. Rosita gives Glenn the photo of Maggie that she found, and Glenn, Tara, Abraham, Rosita, and Eugene depart to look for another vehicle to complete their mission.
Glenn appears first in the episode in a flashback to when he and Daryl first met Bob, who was roaming the street. He is mentioned all throughout the episode by Sasha, Bob, and Maggie, who is determined to reunite with him by leaving signs telling him to go to Terminus. He later appears at the end of the episode, where he comes across a Terminus sign.
Glenn is walking along the railroad tracks with Abraham's group and Tara in the daylight. Eventually, he and the others camp out at nighttime, picking up where they left off the next day. The group comes across a dark tunnel, Glenn wants to go through it since he sees Maggie's message written in blood, but Abraham suggests going around. Glenn says his goodbyes to Abraham, Rosita and Eugene here and gives his riot gear to Eugene. Tara decides to stay with Glenn. Glenn then proceeds to enter the tunnel and shines his flashlight at rubble. It is shown that walkers are stuck in the rubble, so Glenn begins investigating them. He is looking to see if one is Maggie. None of them are Maggie, so Glenn pulls out his knife along with Tara and kills them all. Glenn and Tara then proceed to climb over the rubble.
Once they get to the other side, Tara's foot gets stuck under a rock and it is shown that a herd of walkers are coming toward them. Glenn begins shooting at them and attempting to help Tara. He is unable to free her and she tells him to leave her. Glenn refuses and not long after, gunshots light up the tunnel. It is revealed to be Abraham, Rosita, Eugene, Maggie, Sasha and Bob. Glenn runs over to Maggie, hugging and kissing her. The group decides to set up camp in the tunnel for the night, so Glenn and Maggie talk. Glenn pulls out the picture of Maggie, but she insists he doesn't need it. Glenn burns the photo and the next day the group heads for Terminus. Eventually, they arrive at Terminus and are greeted by a woman named Mary who welcomes them into the town and offers them a plate of food.
Glenn is first seen in a flashback returning from a supply run. Glenn later appears in the train car at Terminus when Rick, Carl, Michonne and Daryl enter. Glenn hesitantly calls out to Rick, asking if it is really him.
Glenn and the others create makeshift weapons to fight off their captors, but the Terminus guards instead drop a flashbang grenade into Boxcar A, and drag Glenn, Rick, Daryl, and Bob out. They are taken to the slaughterhouse and lined up bending over a pig trough next to another quad male survivors from another box car. One by one, the four other survivors are brutally slaughtered over the pig trough. Glenn, being the next in line, is about to be executed as Gareth walks in and questions one of the guards about the survivors. This diversion led to Gareth getting in an argument with Rick over his bag of weapons, further delaying Glenn's execution. Gareth then orders for the murdering to continue, but once the guard prepares to knock Glenn unconscious, an explosion abruptly stops him, causing Gareth to flee. Rick breaks free from his cuffs, kills the guards, then sets Glenn and the others free. The four soon discover that Terminus was planning to butcher them and use their corpses for food. Rick orders them to not put down the guards and kill any Terminus member on sight.
The four fight their way back outside, and Glenn convinces Rick to unlock a container with a survivor inside as an attempt to keep their humanity. However, the survivor is half-crazed, and eventually stumbles into a walker, which promptly eats him. Glenn appears shocked, but continues fighting through Terminus until the group reaches Boxcar A, where they free the remaining survivors. Maggie is extremely relieved to see Glenn alive. Glenn then leaves Terminus with the group, and is happy to be reunited with Carol, Tyreese, and Judith.
Glenn is seen with Maggie and she embraces him. Whilst on the move the next morning, the group hear screams for help. They go and assist the man from a group of walkers. He introduces himself as Gabriel. He takes the survivors back to his church, which they quickly check is secure and not a trap. It's then decided that the group will need to go and fetch supplies. Glenn goes with Maggie and Tara to scavenge a weapons store, where he finds three silencers in a mini fridge. After Rick, Michonne, Gabriel, Sasha and Bob return from the food-bank with a lot of supplies, the group celebrate with a big supper. Glenn listens on as Abraham makes a toast to the survivors and expresses his desire for them to come with him to Washington D.C. Rick agrees to do so, and the group all laugh and celebrate.
When Rick, Tyreese, and Sasha come back inside the church after failing to find the missing Bob, Sasha wants to know where her people are, so she angrily confronts Gabriel. Rick steps in when she threatens to become violent, but he also confronts Gabriel, who confesses that he survived by refusing to take in people who needed his help. Glenn stands by the window and reveals that there's somebody lying on the grass outside. They rush out and find Bob with his leg missing. They carry him inside and Bob reveals what Gareth and his people did to him. Sasha insists that somebody fetch the first aid kit, but Bob tells her to save it, and reveals he was bitten at the food-bank. Sasha, Glenn and the others are upset, but they prioritize on making Bob comfortable. Glenn mentions Jim to Rick and reminds him that he lasted two days before they left him.
When Abraham announces that he's taking Eugene and leaving to ensure his survival, an argument breaks out between him and Rick when he insists on taking the bus. Glenn manages to stop this confrontation from turning violent by promising Abraham that if he stays for one more night to help deal with Gareth, then he and Maggie will leave with Abraham the following morning. Abraham reluctantly agrees.
Rick leads a group, which includes Glenn and Maggie, as they leave for the school to confront Gareth, who waits until they're gone and then breaks into the church to ambush the people left behind. Rick and co turn the tables on Gareth and Glenn, Maggie and Tara watch on in horror as Rick, Abraham, Sasha and Michonne brutally kill Gareth and his people.
The following morning, Glenn and Maggie say goodbye to Bob, who passes away shortly after. Abraham then decides it's time to go. Glenn bids farewell to Rick and gets on the bus with Abraham, Eugene, Rosita, Maggie and Tara, as they depart for Washington.
Abraham and his group are driving down a road in the bus as they journey to D.C. Glenn humorously questions Eugene about his hair. The bus suddenly breaks down and crashes when it collides with another car and flips. Everyone is safe but the group are forced to fight off the surrounding walkers, with Glenn and Abraham first out the bus. When it's suggested that they turn back to the church, an enraged Abraham refuses. Glenn agrees that he'll do whatever Abraham wants, as he's with him. The group end up in a library and fortify it for safety. Glenn has a talk with Abraham, where he thanks him for coming with him. Glenn suggests that Abraham fix up his hand. Glenn then heads to bed with Maggie, where he asks her if she's thinking about the church.
The next day, the group find a firetruck to use to get to Washington. When Abraham moves it forward, walkers begin pouring out of the warehouse behind. Glenn kills a few before Eugene turns on the fire hose to deal with the rest. Glenn mentions that there's a goodwill store where they might be able to get some supplies but Abraham is eager to go. When they stop again, Glenn watches the perimeter. He then complains about the smell. The group walks down the road and discovers an enormous herd of walkers. Glenn suggests a detour around but Abraham adamantly refuses, much to the groups objection. Abraham grabs Eugene to take him back whilst the others try and stop him. When Tara tries to stop Abraham and he pushes her away, Glenn tells him that enough is enough. Abraham is about to get violent with Glenn when Eugene confesses he's not even a scientist and that he lied in order to be protected and survive. This stuns Glenn and the others tremendously. Abraham responds in rage and violently punches Eugene several times. He collapses to the ground and Rosita is forced to intervene and threaten Abraham with her gun. He stumbles away and collapses to his knees in grief as Glenn and the others try and rouse Eugene.
After Eugene's bombshell and subsequent attack at the hands of Abraham, he remains unconscious and in a critical condition. Abraham is also non-responsive and he shuts himself off. Glenn and the others take charge, with him, Tara and Rosita going to fetch water while Maggie stays behind to watch over Eugene. Rosita shows Glenn and Tara how to make a water filter using a bottle, as Eugene taught her to do. Rosita tells the story of how she ended up accompanying Abraham on his mission. Glenn spots ripples in the stream, caused by a fish. Glenn and Rosita construct a make-shift net which they successfully use to catch the fish. Glenn tells Rosita the group will need her skills and he asks her if she's up for staying with him and the others, no matter where they end up. She confirms she is. Tara interrupts the conversation when she happily shows them a yo-yo she found. With food and water, the trio make their way back to Maggie, just as Eugene begins to come round.
With Abraham back in action, the group make their way back to the church just in time to save Michonne, Carl, Judith and Gabriel from a big group of walkers. Maggie and Michonne embrace one another and Maggie is ecstatic and emotional when she learns that Beth is still alive and Rick and the others have gone to rescue her. Tara suggests they go and join them, which they do.
After arriving at the hospital where Beth is being held, they arrive as Rick and the group are leaving. Maggie is evidently excited, but is crushed when she sees a tearful Daryl carrying Beth's corpse. Maggie drops to the floor in horror and sobs hysterically, as Glenn attempts to comfort her.
After Beth's funeral, Glenn ran for a supply run alongside Rick, Daryl, and Sasha. He covered Rick when the latter checked an abandoned truck, but found nothing. Later on, after Rick decided to set Noah's community as their next destination. A walled community with 20 people in it. Glenn paid attention to what Rick said that despite the place is far away, if it turns out to be right, then they had to take the journey. Glenn asked Rick what if the place is not there anymore, not believing there's any hope to settle in anymore. Rick talked him out of it by telling him that they gonna keep moving on, before being added by Michonne who said, "then we'll find a new place."
Glenn appears when Maggie, Daryl, and Sasha came back from the woods. While they were driving they ran out of gas and they all start walking. Then Glenn and the others stopped when they see tons of walkers then they all started to kill them all. Then the others continue to walk when they spotted some cars. Then Glenn came up to Maggie and she saw a walker in the trunk then he opened the trunk and killed the walker. Then the group was relaxing when 4 dogs came out of know where, then Sasha killed them and they all had a barbecue. Then they kept moving then Glenn wanted to give Daryl some water but he didn't want it. Then the group found some water then Eugene tried to take a sip, but Abraham knocked the bottled of water of his hand, then they all hear thunder and lightning and then a tornado formed, but Daryl said, he found a barn then they searched the barn. Then at night Rick made a speech about his grandpa when he was in war, then he said a few words that we are The Walking Dead. Then Glenn got up and help his group to stop the walkers from breaking in, but it was all a dream.
Glenn goes with Abraham, Maggie, Michonne and Rosita to check for Aaron's vehicles. He drives the car during the night run with Michonne, Rick and Aaron. When they hit a herd and crash through many walkers, the car gets stuck from guts in the engine. Aaron sees a flare and runs off after it, leaving the others to follow him. Glenn gets separated but fights off the walkers, eventually finding and saving Aaron, who then helps him save Rick and Michonne. When they meet up with the rest of the group and Aaron's boyfriend, Eric, Glenn tells Rick that everything is going to be fine if he lets the couple stay with each other. He then repairs the RV when it breaks down near D.C. He is then seen departing the RV as they arrive at Alexandria.
Glenn is the first through the gate into the Alexandria. In his interview he states that the group were almost out there too long. Aiden Monroe and Nicholas meet with Tara, Glenn, and Noah in order to train them as runners for future missions. While out in the woods, Aiden explains to the newcomers that they are to follow his instructions. They soon approach a bloody rope used to restrain a walker, which had escaped. The men start making loud noises to lure it, much to the dismay of Tara, Noah, and Glenn. When the walker emerges from the bushes, Nicholas and Aiden attempt to capture it. Tara tries to help, but the rotting walker proves too much, causing Glenn to step in and stab it in the head, angering Aiden. Back in town, Aiden confronts Glenn, which turns physical and ends up with Aiden being punched by Glenn until his mother, Deanna, steps in and orders Aiden to back off. Deanna thanks Glenn for punching her son.
Glenn appears at the party at Deanna's house. When Noah reveals that he is having doubts about his place in both the community and with them, Glenn he reassures Noah that he is family now.
Glenn is seen loading supplies into the back of a truck for a supply run. Maggie stands near behind, waiting to wave him off, along with Deanna and Reg Monroe, Aiden's mother and father. As Tara, Eugene, Nicholas, Noah and Aiden pile into the truck, Deanna thanks Glenn for keeping his son in line. Maggie bids her husband goodbye and they pile into the truck towards the warehouse.
Upon their arrival at the warehouse, Aiden was quick to point out their fastest route, in and out, before Glenn tells him that they should scout the perimeter to find all their exits if things were to go awry, to which Aiden agrees. Once their reconnaissance was over, the group discovers a group of around two dozen walkers behind a gate. Aiden, looking unnerved by the number of walkers, compliments Glenn's knowledge and strategies, and suggested they get to work. Glenn pairs off with Noah and they begin to look around for the object Eugene needs. When Aiden is cornered by an walker with a shield over its head, making it difficult for Aiden to kill it. Glenn quickly notices the grenade hooked to the walker and screams for Aiden to stop.
Only for Aiden to shoot at the grenade, causing the fence that held around two dozen walkers behind a gate to explode and allow them out. Glenn notices Aiden pierced against the wall and watches as Nicholas checks him. He quickly finds Noah and they search for Eugene and Tara first. Eugene calls out for them and they find Tara passed out on the ground. Glenn demands them to go into a room and brings Tara over. When they are behind the closed doors, Nicholas meets up with them and points out that Aiden is moving. Eugene tells them to go ahead and save him while he protects Tara, an act of heroism on his part.
They try to save Aiden, only for Nicholas to freak out and run. Noah and Glenn have to leave Aiden behind as the walkers get closer and closer. They chase after Nicolas as he runs out through revolving doors, to get trapped in two different compartments. If they turn one way, Nicolas will get eaten, if they turn the other way, Noah and Glenn will get eaten. Glenn quickly puts a plan in action as Eugene drives by, blaring music and pulling walkers away from one side. He tells Nicolas to hold onto the door as he tries to break the glass. Nicolas freaks out, again and pushes his way out.
Then, Noah gets grabbed by the leg and begs to Glenn, "Don't let go." After a struggle Noah is pulled back and pushed against the clear glass, getting devoured as Glenn watches. He finally gets enough strength to leave his friend and his brother in arms behind after he is dead, and finds Eugene holding back an enraged Nicholas. Glenn knocks him out and throws him into the back of the truck. They drive back to camp without it's two members and a barely conscious Tara.
His voice is heard at the end of the episode as they arrive back at Alexandria as he screams out "Help!"
Glenn tells Rick the truth about everything that happened at the warehouse during the supply run, while at the same time, Nicholas is telling the complete opposite to Deanna and placing the blame for Noah and Aiden's deaths on Glenn. Glenn finds Nicholas cleaning blood out from the back of the van and threatens that he is no longer allowed to go out on supply runs or leave with anyone else for their own protection. Glenn and Nicholas are both seen rushing to the town square to witness the fight between Rick and Pete.
Glenn appears along Abraham and Carol when they visit Rick, who is healing from his sustained bruises from his fight with Pete before. When Rick hatches a plan to take over Alexandria, only if Deanna and the others are up against them, he quickly tries to cancel the idea. Later, Glenn meets with Maggie after she spoke with Deanna, trying to figure out what the night's meeting would be about. Maggie informs him it would be just as they thought it would, and that she believes that she can convince the community to let Rick stay. Nicholas stalks Glenn while he is with his wife, waiting for Glenn to be alone. Glenn tells Maggie that he loves her before separating to prepare for the night's gathering. Nicholas then lets Glenn see him climbing over the wall to lure Glenn out of the community, and Glenn follows. Once Nicholas felt he had led Glenn far enough away from the community, he shoots Glenn, but Glenn survives and escapes Nicholas's sight. Nicholas then follows Glenn's trail of blood until Glenn attacks him from behind. During the scuffle, Glenn severely damages Nicholas's leg, but Nicholas regains the advantage by exploiting Glenn's bullet wound. Before Nicholas could kill Glenn, a walker intervenes, forcing Nicholas to retreat. The walker attacks Glenn as more join to try and eat him. Nicholas leaves Glenn to die, and begins his injured walk back to Alexandria. After nightfall, a still alive Glenn attacks Nicholas again and breaks the latter's ankle. Glenn then punishes Nicholas for getting Noah killed by beating him down. Glenn nearly breaks Nicholas's jaw before he decides to just kill him. Nicholas, however, pleads for his life, making Glenn hesitate. Glenn repeatedly asks him to stop begging so killing him would be easier, but Nicholas does not listen. Glenn eventually spares Nicholas and helps him to his feet. The two wounded men head back for Alexandria.
Glenn will appear in this season.
This list shows the victims Glenn has killed:
- Shawn Greene (Zombified) (Alongside his fellow survivors)
- Arnold Greene (Zombified) (Alongside his fellow survivors)
- Duncan (Zombified) (Alongside his fellow survivors)
- Lacey (Zombified) (Alongside his fellow survivors)
- Mr. Fischer (Zombified) (Alongside his fellow survivors)
- Mrs. Fischer (Zombified) (Alongside his fellow survivors)
- Greene farm inhabitants (Zombified) (Alongside his fellow survivors)
- Randall (Zombified)
- Mr. Richards (Zombified)
- Mr. Jacobson (Zombified)
- Two prison newcomers. (Zombified)
- Numerous counts of zombies.
- Glenn reveals to Hershel the origins of his family, which is from Michigan, but originally came from Korea, similarly to Glenn's actor, Steven Yeun.
- Glenn is one of the only characters to have appeared in almost every form of Walking Dead media, having appeared in the Comic Series, TV Series, Video Game, Assault Game, Social Game and the Novel.
- Glen Mazzara confirmed that Glenn's last name is Rhee, but it has never been mentioned on-screen in the TV Series. Glenn's last name is also listed on his page on AMC's official "The Walking Dead" site.
- Glenn is one of the last three remaining original main characters from Season 1, along with Rick and Carl.
- Glenn is the only one left of the original Atlanta group who has not yet killed a living person.
- Glenn has been kidnapped on three different occasions in the TV series, more than any other character.
- Glenn is one of two characters who suffered from the illness that struck the prison to still be alive, the other being Sasha.