IF YOU HAVEN’T WATCHED THE SEASON FOUR FINALE YET DO NOT READ THIS. MASSIVE SPOILERS
Well it’s just about to air here in the UK, but last night the US found out a little about Terminus in the Walking Dead TV show and what it’s all about… but there’s much still to learn.
Executive Producer Scott Gimple has been chatting with Collider about what Terminus is and what the next season will mean for those who (arrived) survived: “With the group separated, the back half of the fourth season has essentially been a batch of contemplative character studies. With many of them now reunited, expect that tone to change for the fifth season. Gimple tells Deadline that the season is planned out and they are planned out and they are already well into the writing stage.
“I would say that these next eight episodes are going to be a little more action-heavy, with a lot of big twists. Really 85% of them are together again, so it’s a pretty good guess that they’re going to remain together and that’s going to give us a whole new emotional dynamic as well. So I guess the biggest thing is prepare for a very different Walking Dead. Yet again.”
Rick utters a line right at the end of the episode that, when combined with the human bodies piled up, strongly suggests that the Terminus people are, as has been rumoured for a few weeks, cannibals – Walking Dead comic and game fans may see similarities with the Hunters story and the cannibal thread in the Telltale Games game: “In reading the comic no one’s going to get exactly what happens, but they will be able to see points of inspiration from it [but the episode] does not definitively tell you whether or not they’re cannibals” but we will find out early on in season five.”
Robert Kirkman, chatting to The Live Feed, said: “We’re going to be dealing with Terminus in a big way as soon as we come back. We’re also going to be dealing with a more capable and prepared Rick Grimes coming out of what he’s experienced in this episode. He’s going to go into another really awesome direction.
“There is a very deep, dark and storied history to Terminus and how these people came to be that will be revealed in season five. There are an enormous amount of hints here and there in the finale that you could freeze frame and study and dig into over the span of months between the end of season four and the beginning of season five that will in some cases give you some pretty good hints and other cases be deliberately misleading as we intend it.”