‘Walking Dead’ Season 6: Internal Conflict Makes it Better Than Season 5
Every summer The Walking Dead cast says the season they’re currently working on surpases the previous one, and while we’re usually inclined to believe them, we’re especially psyched to see what TWD Season 6 has in store.
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As Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier) explains in the below video interview with Entertainment Weekly, Season 6 is better than its predecessors because characters will be in conflict with one another (nothing new) and themselves. “As far as mindset, there’s a lot of things going on in different story arcs and different characters coming in that are really piting the characters against their own selves as far as, you know, where they stand,” she reveals.
“We’ve all just been around ourselves. We’re all kind of doing the same things. But there’s other people with different points of view coming in that are challenging those things,” Melissa adds. “But where do you put it? How do you sit with it? That’s one of the things that’s also happening. It’s a crazy ride.”
Some of the newbies who might be complicating things this year include Morgan Jones’ (Lennie James), who was reunited with Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) in the Season 5 finale and has taken on a new, peaceful approach to life in this world that’s in direct conflict with Rick’s kill or be killed attitude.
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The Season 6 mega-trailer released at Comic Con earlier this summer certainly hinted at a Morgan/Rick conflict, but the more we learn about this batch of episodes the more we think the mega-trailer is trying to deceive us.
Instead of butting heads with Morgan, we have reason to believe Rick will clash with Ethan Embry’s character, Carter, who seems to be modeled after Nicholas from the TWD comics. As readers of the comics know, Nicholas is an Alexandria resident who questions Rick’s authority and attempts to turn others against him.
Additional people who might offer different points of view which might lead to the conflict Melissa mentioned include Merritt Wever’s Dr. Denise Cloyd and super-villain Negan, whom we may or may not meet this season.
The Walking Dead Season 6 premieres with a 90-minute episode on October 11 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.