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Evolution of Characters to Season 5 of AMC The Walking Dead

We take a look at what the cast of AMC the walking dead, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, and many others have to say about their characters going into October 12, 2014 when season 5 begins.
 
Steven Yeun has grown into this Glenn role where Glenn is forced to make a decision, whether to lay down and roll over or take the lead for his life. Glenn explains how his character has evolved from an individual who didn’t care much about his own safety, rather this new girl. He seemed to be down to do anything. Now, Glenn is more conscious about his decisions taking into account that he now has a wife. In other words, in the beginning of the apocalypse, Glenn was like a freshman in college (down for anything, but didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life). Now, Glenn is a Senior with goals and aspirations (he takes everything seriously and calculates).
 
Norman Reedus also explains in great detail his characters evolution from season 1. At the present moment, Daryl feels confined in a box (you could say literally). He is a wild animal that has been backed into a corner and we are about to see just what happens when he is backed into a corner. That being said, Daryl doesn’t hold this grudge or chip that he had in the first season. At times, he felt outside the group and thus why we saw Daryl distance himself. He didn’t think he had much to say nor would anyone listen to him. In season 5, Daryl is much more vocal. He understands that now he is much more important and his voice matters. He confronts the issues and is much more there.
 
Andrew Lincoln explains that in preparation for season 5, he needed a bigger beard. Something that explained that he had age and been through enough shit that he was someone you needed to think twice about. Season 1 Rick Grimes was a character who was used to taking charge. People followed him because he had experience and wore the badge. As time followed, Rick became more and more unsure of himself making those that followed second guess and question him. Now, Rick has seen where his second guessing can lead and his indecisiveness and is not willing to follow any longer. He is going to become this very hard Rick where he tells his son that life is difficult and there are choices you might regret later.
 
In a recent comic-con clip, Rick talks about the most drastic transformation that has occurred in the show. Carl, has literally grown up on this show and we have seen this actor dynamically change in every conceivable way. This is partially due to the hormones flying in a million directions, but in the last clip, Chandler talks a little about his very own character and the emotional roller coaster he has had to go through.
 

Below, we have assembled video on each cast member as they talk to the viewers about their characters at the start of the apocalypse verses now.


 

 

 

 

Robert Kirkman Starts Hinting About Season 5 of The Walking Dead

As the season gets closer to the opening bell, Robert Kirkman’s mouth becomes increasingly unstable. And although he says quite a bit of information, it’s all cloudy and murky. We must look at the past to understand the future. He explains in a recent interview that a lot of what people have been hinting towards will finally be revealed in the upcoming season.

Also, he sheds some light on the momentum of the first episodes. As I paraphrase, he states that unlike last seasons, these first episodes will be much more involved and pact with reveals that will be done in really interesting ways. We left people at terminus and there are big surprises coming he says to Entertainment. The first episode really deals with Terminus and opens really quickly. We start to understand a little about the group there and how everything will unfold. We know that Carl has found giant pills as well and we will figure out how they might be of significance.

But there is something missing. For the longest time we have waited for Andrew Lincoln character, Rick Grimes, to unravel out of his cocoon. In the comic book series, this more gritty, grimy,  and more beast like Rick emerges. This has been something promised. We await this western Rick. Kirkman breaks that revelation. Comic Book Rick is back!

With that being said, Kirkman has been asked all sorts of questions, especially ones including the inclusion of more characters. He has been seriously looking at bringing on several cast members from “the wire.” With a cast ever changing and with a viewership that can’t live without certain characters, it seems that the comic book won’t really be followed as closely as hoped and as you already know. Kirkman plans to bring more characters in that are both from the comic as others not.
 


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Kirkman speaks about Rick and his evolution over what we saw in season 4 verses what we will see in season 5. In the middle of season 3, we saw a cocky Rick. We saw a Rick who saw himself doing what he should have been doing. I don’t mean the bad cocky, but someone who had everything he needed and did things with confidence without being really tested. By the end of season 4, we see a Rick that is defeated and broken. He is very unsure of himself because he was juggling too many things at once. He was trying to be a father; trying to protect a group of people; he was trying to fend off a lunatic attacker; and he was fighting off the loss of his wife.

We see this catalyst effect in which a man can either be broken (curl up and die) or snap out of his condition and look towards the things that are important at that time (such that his son). It was never his place to “have to be a leader.” But after seeing pretty much the worst case scenario occur, he is much stronger and understands (in essence, much more prepared). He is much more psychologically and mentally tough. Robert Kirkman alludes to the fact that he is going to be much more decisive in his actions. This “I don’t want to fight,” this “doesn’t need to happen” mentality jumps off the bridge. Some people have become the way they are to survive and Rick plays this very fine line between “no more shit” and “being a father.”

The Walking Dead Season 4 Episode 1 – Rick’s Re-birth

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The most important of the opening scene of AMC the walking dead was Rick’s renewal into the realm of the living. The splash of water over his face is a rebirth from his old self. The very few first moments of the show are instrumental in the new thinking of Rick and where the character is headed.

We have now found several new love interests, most of which were of a shock because there was really no hint of it. There behavior seems to be predictable, to like someone, but not get too close to them as they know what that can mean. They know that all that they want could be lost very quickly.

Rick has become a decent father and has transformed him and his son. He makes sure his son stays a son and does everything a kid should do, rather acting as an adult, that of which he is not.

We see Carol and Daryl in the very beginning of the episode together talking to one another. You might take that as nothing, but for the rest of us, this is a very calculated frame. We are being introduced into a very important and soon to be relationship that will save the both of them and make them much more important.

We see Rick come into contact with a very mysterious woman. It’s very hard to pick up on her intentions. There is a grey area around her and Rick need to take her as an enemy. We pick up on a cue of hers where she opens up to Rick about the things her friend “Eddy” has helped her with. This has made her become very sketchy at best. Rick needs to keep his distance and those 6 bullets he was speaking of earlier was a foreshadowing of what is to come.

Later in the episode, Carl comes into contact with children around his age. We see this distance he has among him and his counterparts. He is still uneasy about allowing himself to be a kid and we see this hesitance when he is talking with them and the new male friend he has started to get to know.

Just before the 2nd break of the show, we are introduced to a another new character (african american), whom is a big name actor. From what I have picked up, he has a very important role in his ability to pick up on important queues surrounding him and the entire group. We understand that prior to this apocalypse he was an alcoholic and we see this fight between him and himself with a bottle of wine, which he ultimately wins.

On patrol, Glenn runs into baby gear, we see him look at this with intent, which leads us to believe that they have been trying or this is the next step in there relationship. Or they have been talking about this and there has been some hesitance.

As the show moves on, we come into the issue brought up. The woman with “no” name is up to no good, “started making trouble in his neighborhood.” As a result, she killed herself. Everything about the show is foreshadowed at the beginning of the show.

We end the show with a very important aspect of the show. One of the very useless characters starts to turn and they pan out of the water. Why is there so much influence at the water?

Questions we should be asking:

1. Although we know the ceiling was decrepit and there were leaks. Why now does the ceiling fail? The walkers weren’t really concentrated? I think it was a bad ass attempt by the writers to make a cool scene!

2. What is to come of this new black character (Bob) that knows so much, but has so many weaknesses?

3. What is Glenn foreshadowing? Is it what we all think?

4. Why are the eyes ripped out of one of the walkers? That was important!

5. What was importance with that pig? Was she pregnant? A source of more food? Was there something different about the disease? Adaptation?

6. Why pan at the water after the kid drops? Something wrong with the water that turned the kid? Does this link back to the pig?

7. Has the water finally been contaminated…. (which it should have been a long time ago).

8. Has Beth really created this strong outer shell or is she still fragile? Why does she hold so tightly onto Daryl?