Last night’s special episode of The Talking Dead brought us the first video teaser for season five of AMC‘s The Walking Dead. What secrets were revealed?
In all honesty, not a lot, but we didn’t expect there to be any truly staggering new secrets and insights into season five revealed in the first teaser. Check it out below and then meet me on the other side to discuss what plot lines are still hanging and our predictions on season five.
We’ll, we can be sure that Carol (Melissa McBride), Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and little ass-kicker are on their way to Terminus. I like that the two are using whatever means needed to elude the undead. Tyresse might swing that hammer like a certain vengeful God of Thunder we all know, but even he can’t take on so many walkers while simultaneously watching Carol’s back and protecting the baby.
We’ve seen both groups, Glen’s (Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Emily Kinney, Sonequa Martin-Green, Josh McDermitt, Michael Cudlitz, and Christian Serratos):
& Rick’s (Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Chandler Riggs, and Danai Gurira): enter Terminus in very different ways.
The end result being that both groups wind up in the train boxcar. I find myself wondering how Carol, Tyreese, and Judith will enter Terminus. I can’t imagine them trying to sneak in, and I also don’t think they’ll be as trusting as the first group was. Will it be a mix, or perhaps they catch one of the Terminus gang outside the fence for a game of twenty questions?
After some thought, I think the way they enter will have a lot to do with that other big season four plot point that left us all hanging, where the hell is Beth and who has her?
Seth Gilliam (The Wire) has joined the cast and all indications point toward him playing Father Gabriel from the comics. Remember that car that drove off with Beth had a cross in the back window. Add that to this picture from the set and it’s pretty compelling evidence.
Again, I don’t see Carol, Tyreese, and Judith saving the trapped group by themselves. There are just too many Terminus folks for that to happen. So the next thought is that they get help, help from Beth and Father Gabriel. For all we know Father Gabriel might already know about Terminus or the people inside.
The even more likely route of escape is that the trapped group free themselves. It wouldn’t surprise me to find out that the slightly-off-center-brain Eugene knows all about that model boxcar’s weaknesses or emergency exit. Then again perhaps Rick takes another bite out of some guy’s neck when the opportunity arises.
How many episodes do you think this Terminus group will be around for? Word has it that Rick and the gang will start towards Washington DC sometime during this season. I wouldn’t imagine that the Terminus story arc would take more than four episodes to work itself out. That leaves a lot of season left to develop new story arcs for the survivors of Terminus.
On that note one last question, well two really. Do you think a main group character will die during the Terminus arc, and who might that be?
What’s that you say? Who do I think might get bitten, shot, or char-broiled on the grill? I have to say, that with all the foreshadowing at the end of season four, that Maggie might be the one shocking cast death in the early part of season five.
Remember this scene? Maggie and Glen re-unite, Maggie takes the picture Glenn has been keeping of her and burns it. Does this foreshadow her death? I think it might.