The Walking Dead Season 5 Spoilers: New Beth, Mary, Gabriel, Carol, Hospital Intel
When The Walking DeadSeason 5’s big Comic-Con trailer was released on Friday, we were left with a ton of questions, but also a ton of clues on what’s to come. Fans who follow filming spoilers had a bit of a head start on some of the images, including a van going off a bridge (from Daryl and Carol filming), Carol (Melissa McBride) outside Terminus, filming at a hospital, all of these cars with crosses on them (seen repeatedly in filming, not just the car that “took” Beth), and Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam, welcome to the fold!) filming with some of our Team Prison group.
Just before the Comic-Con trailer came out, The Spoiling Dead Fans shared a list of spoiler tidbits they had collected over the past few weeks and were tracking:
“Mary is dead. We do not know how or when, but she is dead
-Beth's arc this season will be bigger than most think
-The new set pictures we posted to the forum will appear sometime around the mid-season finale
-The crosses are connected to the hospital
-The main threat this season will not be the 'Termites'
-Gabriel knows the truth about Terminus
-Those behind the crosses are similar to the Saviors, but they are not the Saviors. The people of terminus are dealing with them, including capturing and shipping people off.
-Train car ‘A’ stands for arrivals and train car ‘D’ stands for departures
It was also stated that Carol and Tyreese assist Rick in getting his bag of guns."
That’s a lot to work with! Arrivals and departures is creepy, but everything about Terminus gives us the creeps. The sneak peek of Carol and Tyreese and the walkers, with Carol saying “more,” hinted to walkers getting involved in the Terminus escape. Maybe Carol sees what’s going down somehow and comes up with a plan? You can see her with red hair in the trailer, so maybe she pulls a “Guts” and disguises herself as a walker to get into Terminus and maybe get the guns to Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and company?
If Father Gabriel knows the truth about Terminus, was he trying to leave a message on the radio to say Terminus was a lie? Or is he working with Gareth (Andrew J. West) in some way? What is the truth about Terminus, anyway, and how is it connected to the hospital people? Are those people even worse? When the people at Terminus are “dealing” with the cross people, is that fighting them or working with them, doing deals?
Poor Mary (Denise Crosby). She just wanted to BBQ people. Why was that too much to ask?! But if Mary dies, is it in the big Terminus escape? Was Gareth perhaps away at the time, and that’s how he doesn’t die, but instead ends up with the group at the church? Is that the Star Wars connection — that he comes home, like Luke, and sees destruction and the death of his Aunt Beru figure? Or does Bob Stookey (Lawrence Gilliard Jr.) get the group out of Terminus with the Washington, D.C., cure talk (as hinted in the trailer), and then the group later goes back for vengeance? Eh.