Glenn's fate revealed on 'The Walking Dead'

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  • The fate of "The Walking Dead's" Glenn was finally revealed on Sunday night
  • The character appeared to die earlier this season

Do not read the following if you haven't seen the most recent episode of "The Walking Dead."

(CNN)It's been a long few weeks for fans of "The Walking Dead," but finally they have an answer.

Beloved character Glenn, played by Steven Yeun, appeared to die in the October 26 episode.
Theories that Glenn somehow survived -- egged on somewhat by a statement by the show's executive producer -- circulated almost immediately.
    Those theories were proved true on Sunday night: Glenn was shielded under Nicholas' body as the walkers feasted on it. Glenn slipped underneath the nearby dumpster, fending off any walkers reaching underneath and waiting it out.
    The incredible scene played out in the opening minutes of a plot-heavy episode, which ended with a tower falling and taking down a portion of the wall around Alexandria, exposing the town to a mass of walkers on the other side of the fence, leading into next week's fall finale.
    In the meantime, though, many fans (including cast member Major Dodson) expressed their joy on social media.
    And of course, some couldn't help but celebrate in GIF form.
    By the looks of next week's finale, though, Glenn's reunion with pregnant wife Maggie -- if it happens at all -- could be short-lived.