“The Walking Dead” season 5 is almost here and fans cannot wait for it to get started. There have been plenty of spoilers, teases and cast interviews that build up the excitement as well as a killer trailer unveiled at Comic-Con. Now there is even more information on the new season. On Sept. 17, ComicBook.com revealed the “TWD” season 5 official synopsis.
The season 4 finale left a huge cliffhanger. Beth kidnapping wasn’t addressed and Carol, Tyreese and baby Judith were missing from the “A” episode as well. The conclusion of the season finale left the rest of Team Prison in a boxcar, along with Abraham’s group.
Nobody knew who Gareth and the folks at Terminus really were, why they were luring survivors to their “sanctuary” or what would happen to them. The episode did show a few things that lead viewers to suspect there are cannibals at Terminus, but nobody really knows for sure yet. So what does “The Walking Dead” season 5 synopsis say?
For the first time in “TWD” history, there will be no time jump when season 5 debuts on AMC. There will be a lot of action this season, including in the season premiere episode. Viewers will find out more about Terminus and what happened to Beth. The first part of the synopsis reads,
“Season 4 of ‘The Walking Dead’ ended with Rick and the group outgunned, outnumbered and trapped in a train car awaiting a grim fate. Season 5 picks up shortly thereafter. What follows is a story that weaves the true motives of the people of Terminus with the hopeful prospect of a cure in Washington, D.C., the fate of the group’s lost comrads, as well as new locales, new conflicts and new obstacles in keeping the group together and staying alive.”
It has already been revealed that questions about Terminus would be answered quickly in the new season. “The Walking Dead” season 5 trailer did show Team Prison in trouble. During that scene, Bob told Gareth about a possible cure in Washington, D.C. and later in the trailer, Gareth and Team Prison are seen outside and in other locations. It seems that Bob telling Gareth about a possible cure may help save them. But what happens if Eugene’s story turns out to be a lie? The synopsis continues,
“Stories will break apart and intersect. The characters will find love and hate. Peace and conflict. Contentment and terror. And, in the quest to find a permanent, safe place to call home, one question will haunt them… After all they’ve seen, all they’ve done, all they’ve sacrificed, lost and held on to no matter what the cost… Who do they become?”
Right now it seems that Terminus, Father Gabriel, Beth’s kidnapping and the hospital are separate stories. However, the synopsis says that stories will break apart and intersect. Fans that believe that Terminus, Beth’s whereabouts, the hospital and Father Gabiel are connected in some way might be right. There are viewers who believe that the group at the hospital is kidnapping people to use as guinea pigs, trying to come up with a vaccine for the zombie virus. It sounds like a great storyline, but right now that is just a theory, although a believable one.
The synopsis also reveals that Team Prison will still look for a permanent place to call home. They have already had a few of those, but something always happened to destroy it. The campsite in the woods outside Atlanta, Hershel Greene’s farm and the prison were all “home” at one time, but they were all taken away. Although a stable home is desired, the chances of that happening are miniscule. Sure, they will have temporary shelters, but the world is a dangerous place with countless walkers and survivors who make up their own evil, twisted, sick rules. There is speculation that “The Walking Dead” season 5 will have an Alexandria Safe-Zone, or at least something similar to the comic book storyline Perhaps that is where they will end up on the season 5 finale.
The question “What do they become” is a good one. Rick, Michonne, Carol, Glenn, Maggie, Daryl and the others have been through so much since the first season. They have not only survived, but have had to do some unthinkable things to protect themselves. Living life in a destroyed world, having to do brutal and shocking things to save themselves and constantly watching their family and friends die would have an impact on anyone.
What do you think of “The Walking Dead” season 5 synopsis? Do you believe Terminus, Father Gabriel and Beth’s kidnapping are all connected? Who do you think the characters will become and how will that affect future seasons of “TWD?”