1 The Walking Dead Season 2 Scene Was a Grim Foreshadowing All Along
Hershel's fatherly advice to Glenn isn't just a line; it's a sad foreshadowing.
- A poignant scene in The Walking Dead between Hershel and Glenn foreshadowed Glenn's tragic destiny.
- Hershel's line also signifies the bond between them and the transformation of Glenn.
- Glenn's death in season 7 had a significant impact on the fanbase and led to a drop in viewership.
In The Walking Dead, moments of tenderness and genuine human connection are like oases in a desert of despair. Among these, a particular scene between Hershel Greene and Glenn Rhee stands out, that especially hits hard on a rewatch.
In season 2, Hershel, played by the late Scott Wilson, delivers a line to Glenn (Steven Yeun) that encapsulates not just the bond they've developed but also foreshadows Glenn’s destiny. He says, "You become a father someday, you'll understand."
Why Is This Walking Dead Scene So Important?
Initially skeptical of Glenn's intentions towards his daughter Maggie, Hershel grows to see Glenn as a worthy partner for her. This line is a nod to that acceptance and a way of saying how much Glenn has changed from being a bit of a reckless scavenger to a responsible, caring guy.
Secondly, there's a kind of sad hint of what's to come in this line. If you've been keeping up with the series, you know that Glenn doesn't have the happiest ending, and the fact that he never gets to see his son and become a dad makes this scene even more poignant.
The first time you watch the show, this scene is touching, sure. But when you rewatch it, knowing the brutal ends that both Hershel and Glenn meet, it's like a gut punch.
It's not just about the words anymore; it's about the unfulfilled potential, the dreams that will never be realized, and the harsh reality of their world.
Glenn’s Death on The Walking Dead Was a Huge Hit for the Fanbase
The scene from season 2 is a perfect example of how hindsight can change our perception. Initially, it might have seemed like a passing torch of wisdom. But now, it feels like a reminder of what could have been — a life where Glenn could have experienced fatherhood and the joys and challenges it brings.
And it all was taken away in season 7, where Negan smashes Glenn’s head with his notorious bat. It was a huge hit for many fans, and the viewership of the series significantly dropped after this twist.