Hershel Greene (Scott Wilson) would’ve loved this guy!

The Walking Dead Season 5 isn’t coming back until October (unless we riot and demand it comes sooner?) but E! News got its electronic hands on some interesting new character intel.

A fan asked for some spoiler scoop, and E! teased what’s next:

“Our gang may have been in a tight-spot when we last left them, but Rick and Co. are going to be recruiting as many people as possible in order to get revenge on those man-eating freaks who run Terminus. One of the allies we're most excited to meet is 17-year-old Burton. He may be young, but he's already suffered great tragedy when he lost his leg. Luckily Burton does not let his disability keep him down, and his positivity is infectious to everyone else around him.”

So they are openly referring to the Termites as “man-eating freaks,” which may have been speculation/assumption on their end, unless they know the cannibalism rumors are true.

What’s up with Burton, though? Is he stuck in one of the nearby Terminus train cars? Did he lose his leg before the zombie apocalypse, or perhaps through a leg slice, ala Hershel (someone go back for the prosthetic!)? Or are the Termites/Hunters slowly eating him, one limb at a time?

If Burton is indeed trapped in Terminus he should probably go ahead and let his disability — or just life — get him down, since it’s not a good place for anyone to be stuck. We already have a positive ray of sunshine in Bob Stookey (Larry Gilliard Jr.), but now maybe he’ll have backup from Burton.

Do you think Burton will last, or is he getting the Zach/Patrick treatment? The Powers That Be told us a bit about those young guys before Season 4 started, then ripped them away almost immediately. If Burton survives, maybe he joins Team Post-Prison after they leave Terminus and presumably head to Washington, D.C., since they don’t really have any other missions to speak of.

What do you think about the first new character intel we’ve seen for Season 5? Any theories about what might happen to Burton (should we just call him Burt?) or will you just wait and see?

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

Source: E! News