Warning: “Walking Dead” Spoilers! There Is No Sanctuary!
So, the “Walking Dead” midseason finale happened, and whoa: The episode shocked fans, despite the fact that it was accidentally spoiled for those on the West Coast. As far as what’s happening next, showrunner Scott Gimple has teased that there’s a “huge change” coming for the characters now that they don’t really have a clear objective, like escaping from the Governor or saving Beth. Oh, jeez, Beth …
In the middle of the change is Eugene Porter (Josh McDermitt). Porter captivated us in the first half of Season 5 with an immaculate mullet and tales of a mission to Washington, D.C., to create a cure for the zombie plague. Well, it turned out that was a lie, and the other survivors didn’t take it too well.
Recently, McDermitt revealed some secrets to HuffPost Entertainment about what’s coming in Season 5 (including confirming that spoiler about Morgan that Gimple had hinted at), and it definitely went a lot better than when he came clean to his group:
The midseason finale ended with a huge shocking death. Will we get a break from that intensity to start Season 5?
I think when it picks back up, we’re gonna see the group kind of dealing with the aftermath of that he horrible situation that we ended off with. It’s certainly sad to see Beth go, and not just Beth, but to lose Emily Kinney, who is an incredible person and a great member of our cast. So we’re gonna kind of see them dealing with that moving forward. And I think, you know, the second half of the season is gonna change a bit. We’ve seen the characters that are in a place they’ve never been before, and it’s just gonna get a little darker and a little crazier, and to quote Scott Gimple, “It’s just gonna get weird.”
Norman Reedus previously told us, “Grab your tissues,” when it comes to Season 5. Is that still going to be the case?
Yeah, I mean I think that’s always the case with this show, and not just in the sense of, “Oh, there’s gonna be people dying, so you’re gonna be crying.” I mean, I cried when I saw Abraham breakdown and start crying after he found out that the mission to D.C. was a lie. There are other moments you cry in that aren’t necessarily related to death, so I absolutely agree with that statement. You gotta get your tissues ready because there are some pretty intense moments.
Will Season 5 get back to the stories in the comics?
The producers are always looking to create new storylines and interweave moments from the comics as well as new things, so I think it’ll be more of the same. There’s always a moment where it’s like, “Oh, that’s from the comics.” And it’s small, so small and subtle. I think it’ll be more of remixing storylines and getting back to a version of some stories from the comics.
One of the Season 5 previews shows everyone blasting guns in the woods. Does this mean big conflict with humans is on the way?
I love that…