Is this The Walking Dead‘s Jon Snow? You will recall the outrage earlier this year when floppy-haired pretty boy Stark bastard fixed his lifeless gaze upon us, and people were quickly reasoning that the character would somehow return to life. Well,Game of Thrones is a fantasy show with large elements of magic, so it’s highly likely Jon Snow will live again, but the only magic that can save a character on The Walking Dead from becoming dinner is either his ability to play dead while scores of ravenous undead feed upon someone else, or the handy proximity of a dumpster to hide under … or the magic of television, which has been using misdirection to fool viewers about a character’s fate for decades.
Did Glenn really die on Sunday’s The Walking Dead? Yes, wail many fans of the show as they now mourn for one of the series’ main characters, Glenn, who it appears fell into a horde of walkers who had the munchies. No, argue many on the Internet who are growing ever-more savvy to TV producers’ shock/ratings-grabbing tactics. Within minutes of the episode’s airing, the Internet did what it usually does when these things happen: it went into denial, looking for clues in how the scene was shot and edited that hint that Glenn is still alive, and unearthing a set photo that appears, maybe, to show Stephen Yeun standing beside an actor who has yet to appear in the series.