While all of the earlier four seasons of The Walking Dead ended with its conflicts solved or shoved aside temporarily, the last episode of Season 4 proved to be very different.
Simply, the lives of all the major characters of the show are at risk, being locked in a railroad car. This leaves most fans wondering what will happen in Season 5 whose episodes will be telecast from October 2014 onwards.
Not surprisingly, Robert Kirkman revealed little or nothing in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, in saying, “There’s been a lot of secrecy on set. Just because any images that get out of any kind of things that are seen do, in a sense, spoil that cliffhanger, so we’re trying to keep things a little more tight this time around.”
As most fans know, most of Rick’s group ended up at Terminus and found, much to their chagrin, that the so-called shelter is really a death-trap.
The last episode had Rick, Michonne and Carl being herded into a railroad car where they find the rest of the group – and that’s where it ended abruptly.
With a recently released photograph of Rick looking out from somewhere not giving us much to go on, it can be safely surmised that the picture released was intentional.
That said, most fans hope that Carol and Tyreese might reach Terminus and save the day but with the added responsibility of keeping Judith safe, this seems more unlikely than not.
Speaking of saving the day, it’s highly likely that Rick, who clearly demonstrated that he would do anything to protect his son, won’t be sitting around in that car only to get eaten by walkers.
And if that’s not enough, Kirkman also goes on to say that Season 5 will be the first time when the show will ‘hit the ground running’.