After waiting months for the savage Season 6 cliffhanger to finally come to a conclusion in The Walking Dead Season 7 premiere, audiences were devastated to learn that both Glenn and Abraham had been killed by Negan. The deaths themselves were bloody, violent and altogether devastating, especially given the fact that Abraham had just found happiness with Sasha, and Glenn was expecting a child.
However the real emotional sucker punch came towards the end of the Season 7 premiere, when a dream sequence gave the fans a glimpse at what life would have been like had Glenn and Abraham lived. Panning the camera down a long table, the scene showed Alexandria residents enjoying a meal together, before it stopped on Glenn holding his son close. But while this scene was undoubtedly a sad moment for us all, a newly released extended version of the scene has revealed it was originally even sadder. Take a look below:
Originally the scene opened with Rosita lighting the torches leading the way to the dinner table, while Glenn and his son played nearby on a blanket. Meanwhile Abraham and a pregnant Sasha looked on from a bench in the background, and Carol gave the pair a caring glance as she carried a tray of dishes. Dressed in a flowing gown, Michonne also joins the party with a couple bottles of wine.
Then, after spotting Eugene's remote controlled car, Glenn and his son race toward it as Aaron passes the pair with an armful of firewood, which Daryl helps him with. Finally, Maggie joins her husband and son in a moment that is sure to have you tearing up. After the sweet family reunion, the scene fades into the same dream sequence we originally saw in the premiere episode, panning down the long table.
The scene is one of eight deleted scenes that are part of #TheWalkingDead Season 7 Blu-ray set, which is due to be released on August 22. Following that, it's just a short wait until the premiere of The Walking Dead Season 8. The eighth season will open with the show's 100th episode, which is sure to contain many nods to other iconic moments from the series. As a whole, Season 8 will also bring us the much anticipated "All Out War" arc from the comic series, where Rick and his allies go to war against Negan and his supporters. With more fighting than ever before on the cards, it looks as though we should expect more emotional deaths, though hopefully our core team somehow manage to survive unscathed.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC for Season 8 on October 22.