‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5: Darkest Season Yet

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The Walking Dead season four finale offered fans a real treat, but season five is already announced as the darkest yet. Although the seven-month pause leaves the plot unfinished as Rick and his group are captured by the people from Terminus, the show’s creator Robert Kirkman made it clear that the next season will answer all questions regarding the disappearance of characters like Beth, Carol and Tyreese. He warns that Terminus represents a major part of the plot and Rick will still remain an important character, minus his humanity, which he loses in order to survive the new nemesis.

The audience numbers for The Walking Dead’s last episode of season four were stellar, but season five could be the darkest yet, according to creator Robert Kirkman. The main focus point remains Rick and the manner in which he is forced to lose his humanity, although he specifically told his son, Carl that they should not allow the world they are now living in to alter or steal away the one thing that makes them people, namely humanity. Kirkman told TVLine that The Walking Dead’s Terminus is “a completely alien environment with very strange people” far more dangerous than any other nemesis sketched in the series. Fans’ expectations could come true, since the show’s creator does not deny when asked if the new group is made of cannibals, but he also promises that it won’t take long before everything comes to light in season five, which is rumored to be the darkest season yet.

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The fourth season of The Walking Dead introduces a new character named Gareth, but Kirkman does not want fans to see him as a new Governor; on the contrary, the villain of the fifth season has yet to be revealed.

However, if the story of the group living at Terminus resembles the comics, it is made of cannibals called The Hunters, who even ate their own children before deciding to feast on survivors. The final episode of season four ends with a scene full of bones and organs and what appears to be spinal cords and human skulls, so season five of The Walking Dead could be the darkest yet.

Kirkman reveals the fact that the story of how Rick loses his humanity continues, but the perspective changes; from a character who refused to do something that might change his nature to a newly obtained confidence which helps him to survive, Rick becomes the main point of attraction, thanks to a darker version of himself. The Walking Dead creator also states that scenes like Carl’s almost rape are not meant to scare the audience away, but to portray a possible world in which civilization falls and people resort to  abominable actions. Season five zooms in on the undeniable reality that, in order to survive, characters must change their nature, especially since rumor has it that Terminus is populated by cannibals and the group led by Rick could have been fed with sloppy joes made from Tyresse and Carol, who should have reached “the safe haven” sooner than Michonne, Glenn, Maggie, Carl and Rick. Irrespective of whether the rumors are true, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman promises that season five is the darkest yet.

By Gabriela Motroc

Sources:
TVLine
International Business Times
Digital Spy

17 Responses to "‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5: Darkest Season Yet"

  1. Timo Hakala   April 9, 2014 at 5:40 am

    Ummm. I have a question about this article that hasn’t quite cleared up yet even tho I read the article for about five times. Is this season, the season five, going to be…the darkest yet..?

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  2. juancho   April 5, 2014 at 9:44 am

    I just wanted to know if judith still alive… we havent seen the baby yet… aside from those two grlrls who died…

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  3. DSY   April 4, 2014 at 10:17 am

    Darkest season yet?

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  4. JJ II   April 3, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    I.. keep hearing breathing around
    every corner, I’m really dead on my feet. For some reason I have a desire for tripe, rare. I think I’m getting BO. I’m always shuffling off stage right. I can’t find my right thumb and ….. (gunshot)… gotta go… … fresh meat… fresh meat… rrrrrrrggghhhhhhhh

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  5. pvlknn   April 3, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    So I’m still a bit confused, will season five be the darkest yet?

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  6. YouStinkOfCheese   April 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Thanks for “clearing” that UP!

    I also heard that next season will be the darkest yet. Have you heard that?

    I wonder if that rumor will help offset the resoundingly disappointing reactions to the last half of season 4.

    I’m sure producers and advertisers are hoping so.

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  7. Jack D.   April 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    yes-all this repetitiveness makes these comments the darkest yet…yet (as opposed to yetis which generally have white fur and could be the lightest yet…i….)

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  8. Yeah yeah   April 3, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Winter is coming

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  9. John Giallanza   April 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    So is season 5 going to ve the darkest yet?

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  10. Eric   April 3, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    This is an article written based of the review of another article about the first article written about next season.

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  11. Diana D.   April 3, 2014 at 10:33 am

    No new information other than it will be the darkest yet.. Darkest yet… Darkest yet… #fail #yawn

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    • Eric   April 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm

      You beat me to it! I was about to say the exact same thing. This is not worthy of the microscopic bytes of internet space it takes up.

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  12. Someone, Somewhere in Summertime...   April 3, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Are you sure it will be the darkest season yet, I am not so sure, I reckon the cannibals will throw them a clap handies party with popcorn balloons and streamers!

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  13. Just saying   April 3, 2014 at 6:02 am

    So…is next season the darkest yet? I didn’t quite catch whether it was going to be the darkest yet or not? Because I heard that it was supposed to be the darkest yet.

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  14. Jerry Lambert   April 2, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    so, will it be the darkest season yet? you didn’t make that very clear.

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  15. You need to work on your writing Smith   April 2, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Damn please dont repeat the same line in every paragraph

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  16. Some Name   April 2, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    If you care at all about style, don’t repeat “the darkest yet” in each single paragraph.

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