The Walking Dead Season 5 Summed Up in One Word, Plus Cryptic New “Sanctuary” Tease
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The Walking Dead Season 5 Summed Up in One Word, Plus Cryptic New “Sanctuary” Tease

Talking Dead’s Chris Hardwick is hosting The Walking Dead’s "Dead, White & Blue" marathon over Fourth of July weekend, talking to various cast and crew members on set.

At one point while "Vatos" was airing on July 4, he asked Alanna Masterson (Tara), "If you could sum up the entire fifth season so far what word would you use?" She made sure to clarify that it was only "so far," since they were just a few episodes into shooting the fifth season at that point. But the word she chose was "Psychotic."


Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Norman Reedus (Daryl) both recently mentioned — in separate interviews — how they had shot stuff in the Season 5 premiere itself that was so disturbing that they thought it might never make it to TV.

In a different marathon segment Chris and executive producer Gale Anne Hurd talked about Terminus. "It's one of those things where if it looks too good to be true it just might be,” Gale teased. "'Sanctuary for all' has many meanings."

It does?! We’ve been thinking of “sanctuary” as a place of refuge or safety, with the idea that Terminus’s radio message was a big fat lie. But maybe the "all" is the Termites. Sanctuary for us, but not you. (We first. Always.) Or maybe “sanctuary” is just meant to refer to a sacred holy place, like a church. That could fit with the cross on the back of the car that took Beth and the church in the background of the latest Season 5 production video. Andrew J. West (Gareth) also called that creepy candle room at Terminus “the church.”

Later, in another Gale interview, she told Chris, "We had a great time in Season 4 giving so many of our actors something new, something dark to do, and to really dig deep emotionally with their characters. And this season, if you thought that was deep and dark, you've seen nothing yet."

Well then we’ve officially seen nothing yet, ‘cause Season 4 definitely got deep and dark! (Just ask Lizzie, Mika, Hershel’s head and Joe’s neck.)

Are you watching the full series marathon this weekend? The teases so far have been great and they’re leading up to Sunday’s Talking Dead Season 5 Preview Special. Don’t miss it!

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October on AMC.