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The Walking Dead Season 5 Midseason Finale – What We Read, Shocked Us!

What I learned about what was to come for the walking dead season 5 prior to the airing, utterly left me stunned. The AMC television show, “The Walking Dead, has become a series masterpiece reaching as high as 30 million viewers.

The show is a media phenomena that defies what we know about viewer interest. That being said, what has made the show a hit success comes down to a science: 1) Lots of gore; 2) Impressive casting; and 3) Stunning story line that implements human behavior and personality.

The creator, Robert Kirkman is known for his writing antics, placing everything on the edge, pushing the boundaries of comic and television lines. In order to be successful, one needs to be willing to step out of the comfort zone and press notions that rarely are brought to light.



 

This being said, many aspects of this season has already pushed viewers to their limits including the consumption of human flesh (cannibalism), but where does it end? The last episode, we come to understand that the group continues to show their humanity, but in the end, doesn’t work out for them. As a result, it puts many people in bad situations and leads them into arena that ultimately can get them killed.

Now, if you have made it this far in reading this post, you are at that moment where you are wondering where the headline comes into play. You are sort of annoyed and on the verge of pissed. But the simple fact is this post is supposed to gain awareness for what the television has in stored. Someone is going to die that is relatively important to us while leaving us questioning the outcome of others. Think back at what has happened so far. Look at the sneak peek video. What does all of this have in common and tell us about what the mid-season finale should present? As we know, things never totally go the way Rick plans and it is too soon for the group to remove themselves from the present situation and continue on their merry way.

Giving away the ending is something that I have been known for, but rather not kill the interest and anticipation. All I will reveal is that “weakness has been revealed and a newer threat is about to rear its ugly head.”

AMC The Walking Dead Kirkman – The Cast Death Timetable

AMC The Walking Dead’s, Robert Kirkman stopped by Sirius on his way out of Comic Con in Las Angeles to talk about certain aspects of the show. One of the interviewers had a very good question that most people are thinking about all the time during the television show. It must suck to kill off characters. How does it make you feel?

Robert Kirkman explains to the radio show hosts that it’s much tougher than just killing someone off. Due to the fact that Kirkman is the writer of the comic book, he knows relatively when each character is going to get killed off. He often has a timetable of characters and when they are going to die.

He states that when he was writing the comic, “it was just words on paper.” The words didn’t have any significance or impact on him because it was all in his mind. Now that he is working with actual actors, he has developed relationships and they often hang out. The words have become more of a substance and knowing the time of death is extremely nerve wrecking.


Furthermore, Kirkman cannot tell the cast early because they are always changing the script. Sometimes individuals time cards run out and they are going to die, but at last minute something is changed and that person is saved from the cutting block. To add to the stress, we cannot tell the cast very early solely because of this.

As Kirkman likes to state, at the end of the day, “People’s gots to die.” He is asked if the time comes when the actor or actress is going to be killed off, is it hard to not give it away? Does he not give that person eye contact? Kirkman replys with, “Well, luckily that is where Scott Gimple comes in. He ends up making all those decisions. I wouldn’t handle that well.”

The problem with bringing a comic book or a piece of writing to life is that the writer knows what’s going to happen all the time and it affects his relationships with the cast and crew. It must suck having a character you absolutely love or a cast member you absolutely love and killing him off.

Gale Ann Hurd – Shares Some Key Information For Season 5

Over the past year, many of us have been waiting to see specific things. We keep holding on to this notion that certain aspects of the show will materialize. Even I as the writer of this fantastic  website, I believe in many aspects of the show coming true. But sometimes it’s just not as simple as making things happen the way the audience would intend them to.

Zap2it got to interview Gale Ann Hurd during their month free from shooting. They appeared at this years Comic con and has had the luxury of giving a little teasing during the interview. There are many aspects of the show that we don’t know about or don’t talk much about. Gale opens up about certain key important topics that have been circulating the ethers while talking about how the show will push forward, even though the onlookers might not be too happy.

In this interview, she talks about how the walking dead is supposed to progress and the intense meaning behind “terminus” or “terminate” or even “termites.” It’s not really a stretch of the imagination that this is the name of this location. They have become so significant that they have their own nickname, she states.

Furthermore, Gale states that the group will remove themselves from the woods. Which isn’t that shocking. Look at what the end of the last season showed us. But their urban setting is going to change. This urban change is coming to Washington D.C. Being in another urban setting like this is extremely difficult with all the variables. The only good thing that comes out of this is the mass killings. I believe this will turn into a zombieland where survivors are trying to create the best kind of kill there is.

There will never be really any happiness for Daryl, she replies. She goes into a monologue of how many people have been expecting Daryl to be in love with Beth or get together with Carol, but the matter of fact is that for now Daryl will never truly be happy. Furthermore, there is a scare that Carol might go down this season, but Gale explicitly states that just because he presence was limited if any in the trailer release, doesn’t mean she won’t be in the show.

Lastly, the show isn’t the walking dead season 5 until some important emotional deaths arise. This is the nature of the show she states. So we should expect the unexpected.