Mary, you saucy minx — what’s on the menu at the Terminus BBQ stand?
The Walking Dead Season 5 isn’t going to show up on our TV sets until October, but even before the first members of Team Prison got to Terminus in Season 4, Episode 15, fans were speculating about The Hunters. The cannibals are featured in the comic books, but will their storyline be adapted for TV? When Mary offered to make our group a plate of food, it looked like maybe she was our first cannibal. Or was she?
Greg Nicotero talked to Zap2it about how they shot the Terminus scenes. Was it deliberate, on the show’s end, to lead fans to wonder if the Termites were cannibals, without ever spelling it out? "Oh, of course," said Greg, who directed Episode 15. "I know what she's cooking, and people will find out next season what she's cooking, but yeah, absolutely. I'm really proud of that episode."
Does he mean who she’s cooking? Maybe. We worry. We hope. We worry. One thing that’s pure good news is that Greg will be back to direct more episodes in Season 5. He told Zap2it he already knows which ones he’ll be doing, but he can’t quite say yet. (For Season 4, he directed the premiere, Episode 9 and Ep 15.)
Season 5, like Season 4, will have 16 episodes split in half. The first batch will most likely air from mid-October to early December, then they’ll do that annoying break again until the second half starts in February.
Showrunner Scott Gimple considers each batch of eight to be its own mini season. Scott recently said a big shift in tone is coming in the first half of Season 5, which will be more action-heavy than the previous eight eps, and include some big twists. We’re ready!
Are you 100 percent convinced that Mary is cooking human meat? There have been several hints to that, but what if they’ve all been leading us down the wrong path? Is that even an option to you, or are you thinking this new character Burton is missing a leg for a very special reason?
The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October on AMC.