The Walking Dead Season 5: Josh McDermitt Weighs in on the “Train Car of Death”
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The Walking Dead Season 5: Josh McDermitt Weighs in on the “Train Car of Death”

If you think you are frustrated by The Walking Dead Season 4 cliffhanger, then imagine how the show’s cast feels! The actors shot Episode 16: “A” on location in Atlanta about four months ago, and not only were they tasked with not giving anything away before the finale aired on March 30, but they’ve also been waiting on pins and needles to find out what happens next — just like us! caught up with TWD newbie Josh McDermitt (Dr. Eugene Porter) and first asked him to share his take on the finale. “I thought it was great. I thought it was fitting for how the season was going, and it had gotten to the place that nobody expected. It wasn't just how the Terminus thing ended up,” he dished. “I think people were expecting something like that, but in terms of how Rick was pushed in a direction that he didn't necessarily think he was going to be pushed in — that when he woke up, it caught people by surprise. This show does such a great job at topping itself, and I am excited to see what happens next season.”

As are we Josh, as are we. So speaking of next season, what exactly is up next for Team Prison — 85 percent of whom are trapped in a train car at Terminus? Unfortunately, Josh doesn’t know much, but he did give us some interesting tidbits regarding what’s to come.

“Your guess is as good as mine, because I don't know anything. I'm supposed to have a meeting with producers before we head back to Atlanta, and they speak in vague generalities when they tell us what's going to happen,” he admitted. Oh, what we wouldn’t give to be a fly on that wall.

And even though Josh is still in the dark (or so he says!) about a great deal, that hasn’t stopped him from speculating on his own. “I have my theories, but we're obviously going to find out what happens in this train car of death that everybody's locked in. I read an article from the show's creator that it's not just going to take place in Terminus. That's not going to be the only location, so it'll be interesting to see what happens from that,” he said.

Showrunner Scott Gimple did hint that we’d be going to “new places” in Season 5, which seems to imply that our survivors make it out of Terminus. Maybe they even hit the road and venture to Washington D.C., like they do in executive producer Robert Kirkman’s comics, on which the AMC hit is based.

What are your predictions for Season 5? Feel free to share your thoughts and theories below!

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October 2014 on AMC.