And so our watch begins. The long, dark wait until The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere is upon us. No official date has been announced for the AMC show to return, but it’s going to arrive some Sunday in October.
So we have six months to fill with speculation, complaints about the wait, more speculation, photos of characters we miss, more speculation, and just some awkward silence for a month or so when there’s nothing left to say.
Fans are obviously ready for all the Season 4 cliffhanger drama to be resolved, with a bunch of questions to be answered. How will Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and company get out of the Terminus train car? Where are Beth Greene (Emily Kinney), Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride), Tyreese (Chad Coleman) and baby Judith? Are the “Termites” cannibals, aka a TV version of The Hunters, or is there something else going on there? If/when Team Prison gets free, will we hit the road for Washington, D.C., as fitting Abraham’s (Michael Cudlitz) “mission”? If so, what stops might we make on the way?
But even if there were no mysteries to be solved, we’d still just miss watching our favorite characters and TV stars on screen. They are part of our Sunday night ritual, and 9 p.m. just isn’t the same without them.
Who will you miss the most during this painful hiatus? It’s probably whoever you are already missing, whether it’s Rick because he’s our fearless leader, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) because he’s the zombie apocalypse’s No. 1 heartthrob, Michonne (Danai Gurira) because she gave Gareth the best dirty look in history, Carol because she’s been gone for so much of the season, Beth because we don’t even know where she’s gone, or whoever.
Vote for the character/star you’ll miss most in the poll below, and maybe share why you’ll miss them in the comments.