Well it’s been about a 7 month wait since season 4 of The Walking Dead ended. And wow did it end with a cliffhanger. Of course then we were forced to wonder how all of it was going to work out and how the gang was going to get free. But now we have season 5 back and things definitely started out awesome. I would also like to mention that my prediction for who saves Rick and the gang was correct and proven in this premiere, also that Tyreese would finally kill someone.
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Well just a quick rehash of how we ended last season of The Walking Dead. Rick, Daryl, Carl and Michonne all decided to go through the back door to Terminus, not quite trusting the “Sanctuary for all” logo on the front door. This was smarter than Glenn and his friends because they were taken hostage. Of course Rick was the only one paying attention and notices all of the items from the prison and immediately knows what has happened. They are chased through Terminus but eventually are caught as well. Once the entire group is locked in a train car, those of Terminus think they’re safe. However as Rick stated at the very end of season 4, “They’re screwing with the wrong people.”
So when we started this premiere episode we saw the gang making any weapons they could out of what they had on them. It’s a good plan but those of Terminus are clearly prepared for it and they drop tear gas and grab our four guys. Rick, Daryl, Bob and Glenn are taken to a room with 3 other guys and are tied up. However before Rick was grabbed he was able to break a piece of the train car off and stuffed it up his sleeve. The two men are killing the guys. One of them is a familiar face from season 4 (do you know who?). Anyway Garreth comes in but before the group is killed a large explosion shakes the room and we’re all left wondering what or who did that. Keep in mind that this episode jumped back and forward, giving you some storyline that we might not have learned.
“We’re friends with the chick with the sword and the kid in the hat.” – Carol
Anyway we jumped back to see that Carol and Tyreese are close to arriving at Terminus. They come across a herd of walkers and are able to get away but want to keep the herd in front of them, in case things go bad at Terminus. Soon however they hear gun shots. They find a man in the woods who is one of the members of Terminus, he’s talking to another over a walkie-talkie so Carol and Tyreese hear everything, so does Baby Judith if you’d want to include her. They tie him up and Carol makes a plan to go into to Terminus. She wants to save the group if she can, and she’s going to use the herd of walkers heading towards Terminus to do it. Now we jumped back to season one when Carol covers herself in a walkers guts and sneaks up to the fence of Terminus. She of course still has her gun and takes the chance at shooting a tank. She hits it and then shoots a firework off and the explosion mention earlier happens.
Of course now it’s confusion because not only are Rick and them free but also walkers are storming Terminus. Rick, Daryl, Glenn and Bob are able to get free and are able to find some weapons. They quickly see that Terminus is under attack and they can slip out if they can make it past the walkers. They need to of course rescue the rest of the group in the train car. Meanwhile Carol is searching for the group and is able to find the weapons that Garreth and the group took from them. In her search, she runs into Mary, our grill master who greets everyone. She claims that they only did what they had to do to survive and Carol and Mary fight. However Carol realizes that Mary wants her to kill her. She doesn’t fall for it but instead throws open the door and walkers get a free meal.
Rick and the others have made it back to the group and are able to get over the fence before the walkers catch them. However Garreth and those that have survived started shooting at them. Rick is able to get a shot into Rick and they make a break into the woods. They are of course going for the bags of guns that Rick buried before they went into Terminus. Rick wants to go back and finish off those who are still living in the hell hole of Terminus. However the rest don’t think it’s a good idea, and they need to get as far away as possible. And then Carol walks up.
“You’re the butcher or you’re the cattle.” – Mary
However what as Tyreese been doing this whole time? Well he’s been watching the guy they tied up and Judith. However walkers come outside of the shed they are hiding in and the guy makes his move, hands around Judith’s head. He threatens to kill her unless Tyreese goes out of the door to the walkers. Tyreese goes outside to the walkers but he kills every single one and then breaks the door in and beats the guy to death. And thus we have Tyreese’s first kill.
Everyone reunites and we shed a few tears (even us watching at home, you can’t lie and tell me you didn’t). They don’t seem to have a plan except to get away from Terminus and to figure it out from there. Abraham and Eugene agree to follow Rick and the rest think it’s a good idea to head to Washington D.C. He agrees but before they get too far from Terminus, Rick gets creative with some clay and lets everyone know that Terminus is no more.
And we see them head down the tracks away from Terminus. Our destination is pretty much DC but then we wonder what the group will encounter on the road. They have been living on the road since the prison but keep in mind that they lived in the prison for a long time and have been spoiled. And how many of them will survive the road to DC? I guess we will have to watch the season to know. But what’s a good premiere without a cliffhanger? Yes they gave us one and it was a jump out of your seat one. Morgan is back ladies and gentleman! He was in the pilot episode and we saw him again in season 4. Apparently his need to burn all of the dead and to just do that for the rest of his life wasn’t enough, he’s been following Rick, I think.
One thing I want to know is what is the mark on the tree. I may have missed it when I was live tweeting if Morgan carved it into the tree but I’m not sure. However Morgan doesn’t stay on the tracks, he goes into the woods. All of this in one episode? Man that’s gonna be an awesome season if we keep things up. I give this episode 10 out of 10 stars. It’s get a perfect score because my two predictions came true and I mean Carol setting the tank off was an amazing effect.
Here are some quotes from the episode:
“We were being human beings.” – Gareth
“We can go back to how it was.” – Bob
“That’s what I’m going to use to kill you.” – Rick
“We need to get ready to fight.” – Maggie
“Do we even want to find out?” – Tyreese
“I don’t believe you.” – Carol
“We don’t want to confuse them, we’re gonna need there help.” – Carol
“Don’t. Let them turn.” – Rick
“You cross any of these people don’t hesitate. They wont.” – Rick
“We don’t have to double back.” – Rick
“Rick we got out. It’s over.” – Glenn
“You came back.” – Rick