Most Helpful Girl
I was totally distraught when I saw that scene, but after I calmed down a bit, watched the scene a couple more times, and gave it some thought, I also believe Glenn made it out alive. Here's why.
1. Main reason: He wasn't named on In Memoriam and Steven Yeun didn't appear on Talking Dead. Glenn is too important of a character not to mention like that.
2. Nicolas was clearly the one being eaten. You can tell by the way his body is positioned. And I would say Glenn appears to be screaming more out of emotional anguish and fear than pain from being ripped apart.
3. This was just a really crappy death for such a loved character. So first, Nicolas left Glenn to die (which didn't result in Glenn's death, but resulted in Noah's). Then, Nicolas actually tried to kill Glenn by shooting him, beating him up, and leaving him for walkers (which he survived). And after all that, Glenn forgave him and believed in him and really tried to save him. And we're supposed to believe that this jerk's suicide is what causes Glenn's death? No way. Glenn's going to die a spectacular, heroic death and Maggie's going to be there to see it. Or, even better, maybe he won't die at all (we can hope!).
4. Glenn's gotten out of tough pickles before. This one's gonna be a toughie, but if anyone can do it, Glenn can.
So yeah. This was just the writers wanting to give us a shock. Let's say it worked!
Most Helpful Guy
if he comes out of that alive then it's a jump the shark moment for the show. i've read the theories with nicholas's body falling and all that, but it would be pure rubbish for him to miraclously survive that. the show needed to show it's teeth again and have some meaningful deaths, not just faceless alexandrians and minor characters. i know people loved glen and his meaning for the show, i don't need to be told of it. if you're going to show a death then commit to it or don't even go there. i'm hoping the show doesn't jump the shark here, it's been an incredibly impressive s6 so far.