Everyone is excited for The Walking Dead Season 5 to resolve all the cliffhangers from the Season 4 finale, and no one is more pumped to get started than Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes).
The cast should be arriving in Georgia this month, with filming starting shortly thereafter. It sounds like Andy is still a little in the dark about what's to come. The Hollywood Reporter asked him how all the alpha males would work together to get out of the Terminus train car (it's like a lightbulb joke waiting to happen).
"I don't know," Andy said. "It's exciting getting the band back together, but there's still three band members out there — Tyreese, who is no slouch and an alpha male; and Carol, who is frankly beyond an alpha male; and we've got Beth out there as well. We've been sitting with this for four months, wondering, 'How the f— are we going to get out of the car?!' We still don't know; they won't tell us!"
Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), you've been upgraded to double alpha! And don't forget that Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) is the "new sheriff in town." Beth, like Carol, used to stand in the background, but she just needed to be taught life skills. Now she's on her way to alpha status too.
THR noted that Rick has yet to be reunited with Carol and Tyreese (Chad Coleman) — not to mention his own daughter, Judith, whom he assumes to be dead. What might that reunion look like?
"I can't imagine," Andy said. "I'm so excited about that because one of the greatest things the writers did — the most traumatic episode I've read, 414 with the children — is among that terrible tragedy and the bomb going off of what just happened, the only way that there is any sort of grace or redemption is Tyreese's forgiveness. It was the only way that would play out. I don't know, but I like the idea of them coming in and shooting up Terminus with a baby on their back. I'd love Judith coming in to help save the day. But I'm not sure about that."
Oh heck yeah. They don't call her Little Ass-Kicker for nothing!
We'd love to see Carol and Ty save the day. Or Beth and whoever abducted her — if she found a way to befriend that person somehow. But really, the Carol thing would be best, because of her difficult history with Rick in Season 4. She killed Karen and David and he exiled her for it, but since then she's helped to keep his daughter safe. If she helped to save the whole group, that would be quite a moment in both of their journeys. And we really need that Rick/Carl/Judith Grimes family reunion! And we also need a Carol and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) reunion!
Speaking of Rick and Carol — Rick isn't even in Episode 14, "The Grove," but the New York Post said Andy was asked to provide DVD commentary for that ep, so he'll watch TWD for the first time for that. Just another reason to buy the Season 4 DVD, when it’s released!
Who else wants to see Rick and Carol get back on the same team and kick some arse over there in Terminus? Vote below!
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October 2014 on AMC.
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, New York Post