The Walking Dead has had countless deaths on the show, some of them more impactful than others. There was one set of deaths that changed the course of the show in both terms of story and viewership. In the show‘s darkest episode, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) executed both Steven Yeun and Michael Cudlitz’s characters and would change things forever. In fact, their deaths still affect the show today in its final season.
This weekend marked five years since that fateful episode, titled “The Day Will Come When you Won’t Be”, first aired – and The Walking Dead fans commemorated the occasion by reflecting back on the season opener on social media, remembering how much impact it had on the show and recalling how much they loved the two much-missed Glenn and Abraham.
And, despite all the character growth Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s former villain has undergone on the show since then, some folks can never forgive Negan for what he did to Glenn and Abe.
“The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be” is undoubtedly one of the most significant installments in the show’s history as, while it was among the highest-rated episodes ever, it also began the steady decline of viewing figures that lasts to this day. Many fans have said the episode caused them to check out as it was just too bleak and violent. And yet, if the showmakers were attempting to make something that would live long in the memory, they definitely succeeded. As the fact fans are still talking about it five years on proves.
These days, The Walking Dead is currently in the midst of its eleventh and final season. It returns to AMC for part two of the final season with eight more episodes on February 20th, 2022. Check out all of the fan Tweets below!
10/23/16 on this day we #TWDFamily will never ever forget when Negan brutally killed Glenn and Abraham right in front of their friends and family Ik I wont ever forget this episodes one of the most upsetting season premiere of all We Still Miss these 2 RIP Glenn And Abraham #TWD pic.twitter.com/vZKvAUXftg
— progamer🔥 (@Trevman891) October 23, 2021
5 years ago today @TheWalkingDead aired 7×01 ‘The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be’. We lost Glenn & Abraham in this masterpiece of an episode. #TWD #TheWalkingDead #TWDFamily pic.twitter.com/iDMvJIMkOT
— 🧟♂️ (@WeAreTWD__) October 23, 2021
— Grimes Family❤️🧔🏻👩🏾👦🏽👧🏻💌 (@courtgirl26) October 23, 2021
It’s been 5 years since we lost Glenn Rhee and Abraham Ford in #TheWalkingDead S7E1: “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be”. It still hurts and I still CAN’T and I WILL NOT forgive Negan. pic.twitter.com/IbZOjnkLUJ
— ۫ (@glnnrhee) October 24, 2021
5 years ago today twd took away Glenn and Abraham :/
— Jean Marie (@jeanmarie2270) October 23, 2021
five years without glenn and abraham 🙁 pic.twitter.com/jmITmFakP4
— mora fetusera 🧸🐇 (@louisculturee) October 24, 2021
— rebeccaTWD (@rebeccaTWDlife) October 23, 2021
Today we commemorate the 5th anniversary of “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be”.
A chapter of #TheWalkingDead so brilliantly done that it would forever change the show.
The tragic losses of Abraham & Glenn are unforgettable & still hurt all these years later. pic.twitter.com/YlCPxAxctU
— The Walking Dead World (@TWalkingDWorld) October 23, 2021