Skip to comments.The Walking Dead Postmortem:
Posted on 04/06/2014 10:03:07 AM PDT by virgil283
"The survivors of The Walking Dead have found themselves in yet another perilous position......We caught up with executive producer Robert Kirkman and showrunner Scott Gimple to get the scoop"..[WARNING: This contains major spoilers from The Walking Dead season finale. or if you don't want speculation of upcoming shows, Read at your own risk!]
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Robert Kirkman: Assume nothing. I will say for the record that we're not revealing that these are the cannibals or outright denying that. You should plan for a surprise when we come back for Season 5. Scott Gimple: I don't think there's anything in Episode 16 that showed them as definitely cannibals. One could suspect, but there are no eaten parts there.
You say there's no proof, and yet there's this weird candle room that could be a tribute to those they've eaten. There's another shipping container full of people who were yelling for help. They only shot at their feet in order to keep them alive, and when you arrive, Gimple: Here's an interesting exercise that we both could do and we will both fail. Having read the comic books and knowing the rhythm of the story of the comic, could we pull what we know of the comic away from our brain and would it still lead to cannibalism in this moment? .... if you're going to eat somebody, are you really going to put up a candle for them? I don't think that's what that room is about.
What are you able to say about who these people really are?
Gimple: ...The truth of what those people are about will come super quick. When people tune in in October, they're not going to have to wait a super long time to find out what they're about. Kirkman: The big question over the hiatus is what are the various reasons that they'd want these people to be alive? What could their plans possibly be? There are some answers out there, but they may not be exactly what you think.
Gareth was a little Governor-like in his execution when it comes to being overtly nice. How similar are those two villains?
Kirkman: Not very. There are certainly some similarities, especially in this episode. But those similarities go away pretty quickly. His façade has a much more clear purpose that will be revealed in Season 5 and definitely sets him apart from The Governor in a big way. I would state emphatically that he is definitely not the villain of Season 5. I don't want anyone to get the impression that this is a Rick vs. Governor face-off. Gareth and the people of Terminus are going to be a very big threat. They're definitely going to kick Season 5 off in a big way, but the Rick Grimes that we've left this season with is not going to be allowing a Governor-like figure to be such a thorn in their side moving forward.
Gimple: This might be my own impression, but The Governor came across as a very benevolent leader and presidential. The way that I saw Gareth and the way we tried to portray Gareth, I was hoping to see him more a peer, like a regular guy, somebody who is more on Rick's level, maybe even more on Glenn's level.
We know that these people have already lied to the group, so there's no chance they could be good people, correct?
Gimple: Granted, Rick has every reason to suspect them because there were these clues, but Rick was the one that did initiate the conflict. So for the Terminans to be frightened of them and use very well-hidden security measures against them... we don't entirely know that they are bad people. We only know that they had our people's stuff and our people in a train car, which does not look good for them. We also have these hardened survivors that were out in the world and they are not out in the world. They have some place of community where they're living together and surviving. It's possible that our guys could be the bad guys."
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I missed nearly all of last season because of a DVR malfunction. In this year’s episodes, I followed all the survivors of the prison invasion trying to find each other on their way to Terminus or wherever.
That was at least until the episode where the short haired lady and the guy and the three girls decided to hang out at a house somewhere. It got nasty, a crazy crazy pre-teen and her sister, a baby and nothing but needless crazy and heart ache.
Frankly, the scene where she had to kill the crazy girl who looks almost exactly like one of my grand daughters was just too much for me. I can’t ever watch another episode of that show because of it. I now really don’t care what happens. I think it, the show, has just descended into complete despair, and I don’t expect any redemption at all.
I’m really feeling like this show is nothing more than a “Lost” with a different needlessly painful outcome.
Count me out. It’s off my DVR season list now.
This whole season was little more than filler. They've just about killed off this franchise as far as I'm concerned.
This season showed the effect of years of Obamacare.
She was rabid. She had to be put down.
I thought this season was very good. The final episode with Rick and Daryle going medieval on that gang was wild.
There was a scene at the beginning of the “ambush” where our team ran by a fenced in area that had some bones in it. It definitely looked like a human spine in the pile. That was my first indication that the Terminus clowns were cannibals. We’ll see I guess.
There were people yelling for help in the shipping crates as well. I think Beth is in Terminus somewhere.
Yeah I had to rewind to watch that again. Is that possible, to bite a guys neck out like that? I can’t see how it is, you would have to bite deep enough to rip the guys jugular vein or carotid artery out and the neck muscles which I would imagine would be like tough rubber. A person could probably rip off the top layers of skin, but deep enough to rip out half the neck? I don’t think so.
If your son and lady friend was about to be raped in front of your eyes, you would bite thru a metal plate to save them
Anger plus adrenaline equals super human strength.
It would sure slow you down in a hurry.
“Yeah I had to rewind to watch that again. Is that possible, to bite a guys neck out like that? I cant see how it is, you would have to bite deep enough to rip the guys jugular vein or carotid artery out and the neck muscles which I would imagine would be like tough rubber. A person could probably rip off the top layers of skin, but deep enough to rip out half the neck? I dont think so.”
Here’s a news flash for ya.
IT’S NOT REAL. IT’S A T.V. SERIES!!!!
It’s called character development. This season was by far the best. We actually learned about the characters, they became more than cutouts that will die, they became people... that will die.
Michonne is certainly a lot more likable now that she speaks and does more than glare at everybody.
It’s a zombie show, one of the tropes is that throats get bitten out, if a zombie can a person can.
I thought that was one of the weirdest parts of the show this season. No hint of what was going on there or who may have taken her (Beth). I guess it could have been one of the Terminus types.
Zombies have eggshell skulls too. I think in the real world you would play hell sinking a knife to the hilt in someone’s forehead.
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