The Walking Dead Season 5: “A Lot of Personalities Are Clashing” — Which Characters?
The Walking DeadSeason 5 is going to be packed with alpha males and females, and everyone will have an opinion on 1) how to get out of Terminus and 2) what to do from there. We’ve been expecting some disagreements to emerge, and Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) confirmed we will see some clashes.
“There are a lot of characters right now, so there are a lot of really different personalities on set,” Norman told Entertainment Weekly, adding that Season 5 is “so dynamic because it’s so fast-paced and so complicated.” He also noted that everyone is really “badass” at this point, not just Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), who has put aside his farmer side and embraced his more “dangerous” self.
“It’s interesting, because a lot of personalities are clashing, or characters’ personalities are clashing,” Norman said.
Are we counting Gareth, Mary and The Termites vs. Team Post-Prison, or is that too obvious? Within our team's now mostly combined group, we have to expect Rick and Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) will clash at least a little bit at some point. Abraham is used to leading his Washington, D.C. mission, but his trio was left stuck in the Terminus train car with Rick. They will have to work together to get free, but we can see Rick and Abe disagreeing on whether to stick together from there (to go to D.C.) or do something else. Will there be a group split?
And what about Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), who is much more independent than she was before? She was on her own for a while, then with Tyreese (Chad Coleman), and she probably won’t take kindly to being told what to do again, even if she makes peace with Rick (and we hope they do make peace). Daryl and Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan) may also want to team up to solve the mystery of what happened to Beth Greene (Emily Kinney), if they discuss the car with the cross that sped away, presumably with Maggie’s little sister inside.
That may or may not tie in to the new character being played by Seth Gilliam. He was seen on set dressed as a priest, which led fans to believe he’s playing a TV version of Father Gabriel Stokes, from the Walking Dead comics.
"Every season we try to bring in new characters that add something in their own way to the cast, much in the way that Abraham, Eugene (Josh McDermitt) and Rosita (Christian Serratos) brought a new narrative and more character dynamics to the show. Seth Gilliam's character -- whoever it may be -- brings a lot of conflict and really cool character traits to the mix.”
So we know he’ll be bringing some conflict, on top of whatever other clashes we see.
This cast is getting pretty huge, and there are no wallflowers left, so it only stands to reason to see some feathers fly. But hopefully we don’t see too many separations, since that was tough to go through in the second half of Season 4. We like when the group sticks together. Go ahead and “clash,” but please don’t split up for long!
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October on AMC.