Who doesn’t want to just let go and be a savage sometimes — like when someone cuts in front of you and goes through the traffic light just before it turns red and you’re the one stuck there? Grrrrr. That’s not quite what’s happening in the zombie apocalypse of The Walking Dead Season 5, since their problems are less First World than Primal World, which just means when they go savage, they go hard.
We got a glimpse of how dark things can get when Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) broke out his teeth to do the dirty work in the Season 4 finale. And now Rick’s group has reunited with Glenn Rhee (Steven Yeun) and Maggie Greene’s (Lauren Cohan) groups and had an awkward nice-to-meet-you with Abraham Ford’s (Michael Cudlitz) group in that Terminus train car. We’ve already been warned that it will take creativity, ingenuity and some savageness to get out of the car, and Lauren Cohan (Maggie Greene) said characters who didn’t even know they were badass will get to be badass.
Steven Yeun just shared another Terminus tease with E! News. "It's a different reality that they find themselves in. It's the decision to remain in humanity or completely let go and be a savage, that's kind of the question that's on every characters' mind and its up to them to decide where they go."
Civilization or savagery? They tried for civilization at the prison. Some folks tried for it in Woodbury. And Terminus was the great hope for a “sanctuary.” It never seems to last.
Fans who watched (and re-watched) the Season 4 finale noticed things like bones and offal on the ground at Terminus, and how powdered milk was left outside the train car. These and other hints have led some fans to think we might be seeing some cannibal action in Season 5. That could certainly tie into Steven’s “savage” tease. In the Walking Dead comic books, The Hunters are a group of survivors who turned to cannibalism because they were struggling to find food and weren’t actually that good at hunting game. Rick's response to them was ... well, savage is a decent word for how the group responded. The TV show is an adaptation of the comics, but they “remix” things to such an extent that it’s hard even for fans to guess what might happen next.
What do you think — since humanity and civilized life rarely seems to work out for too long in the ZA, should they stop even trying? Even if they do eventually find a good safe zone (hint hint), peaceful Farmer Rick was a lot more boring to watch than The Ricktator in beast mode. Just saying.
Source: E! News